One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to psychosexual development before the genital phase.
- ‘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’.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
Situated in front of the genital region.
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