desexualization


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desexualization

[dē‚seksh·ə·lə′zā·shən]
(physiology)
Depriving an organism of sexual characters or power, as by spaying or castration.
(psychology)
Repression of the sexual drive or rechanneling of sexual energy into areas considered by the individual to be more socially acceptable.
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Or it may represent a move towards a technological desexualization of the organic--the prize for the kissing competition is a "strambo gioiello in forma di labbra meccanizzate" (29)--and the sexualization of the inorganic: "novelle palpitanti"; "i silicati virili della sabbia"; "un piccolo agile intimo aeroplano quasi corporale" (50, 52, 55).
The desexualization of the middle class matron clarifies both Cleo's reluctance to engage in recurring sexual relations with her husband and her inability to honor her sister's impoverished but sexually fulfilling marriage.
To the extent that women with disabilities have been left out of research on sexuality and aging, Welner (1997) suggests that this amounts to a desexualization of disabled women.
What dramatization, sanitization, and desexualization follow from this general inflation of psychic economies across the whole of social space?
And, perhaps due to the lack of a theoretical apparatus in the literature to facilitate good understandings of sexuality, she minimizes her attention to the important desexualization of "good" mothers.
It is not only compatible with but even an essential factor in the desexualization of the relationship to the father, because it drains the relationship of son to father of its sexual components in order to invest them in the relation to the mother.