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Relating to psychosexual development before the genital phase.
- ‘Such a shift upsets the view taken by analysts where the notion of linear development is the norm and other sexual identities are viewed as regression to, or a fixation at a pregenital level of functioning.’
- ‘In summarizing various findings, Robert Dickes states that most pregenital research stands in direct opposition to Freud, i.e., that ‘the fetish represents more than the female phallus’.’
- ‘Chasseguet-Smirgel discusses the idealization of pregenital sexuality as a hallmark of the perversions.’
- ‘Gay quotes Schur's comment to Jones about Freud. ‘Altogether there are many evidences of complicated pregenital relationships with mother which perhaps he never analysed’.’
Situated in front of the genital region.
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