Definition of psychosexual in English:



  • Of or involving the psychological aspects of the sexual impulse.

    • ‘The therapy allowed the children to literally achieve identity and psychosexual advances and growth that resulted in ego-strengthening and increased sense of autonomy and personal worth.’
    • ‘The interviews included questions about psychosexual development, and some of the men mentioned early sexual experiences with adults, with various emotional reactions.’
    • ‘Freud focused on psychosexual development, seeing adolescence as a recapitulation of the development of sexual awareness in infancy.’
    • ‘The suggestion that Viagra might put psychosexual therapists out of business has proved false.’
    • ‘Where Freud was wrong was in making psychosexual development so central that all other forms of social and emotional development were conceived as being derived from it.’