Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
"Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality" is a work by Sigmund Freud which advanced his theory of sexuality particularly in relation to childhood. Freud began his first essay, on The Sexual Aberrations, by distinguishing between the sexual object and the sexual aim. The sexual object is therein defined as a desired object, and the sexual aim as what acts are desired with said object. Discussing the choice of children as sex objects, he notes that most people would prefer to classify these perversions to the insane or abnormal but that they exist in normal people also. He also explores sexual aims in children, as in the tendency to linger over sexual aspects such as looking and touching.
- Publication Date
- Jun 19, 2020
- Social Science
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- By (author): Sigmund Freud