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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The evasive maneuver of sublimated energy--a mechanics of desexualization and diversion of libido onto a substitute object amenable to the ego contributes toward civilizing ends such as art, literature, and general intellectual performances at the highest level of accomplishment.
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.
It seems a surrender to Rosmer's own suspect desexualization.
Sex will keep raising its 'decadent' head -- The circumspect excision of John Bull's manifest machismo on Beardsley's prospectus for the Savoy, and the desexualization of Aubrey's urinating (on representation of The Yellow Book) cupid on that journal's cover.
Though we suspect that the desexualization, devaluation, and confusion of femininity at work have detrimental effects on the feminine aspect of male identity, this is beyond our scope.
potentialities are based neither on sexuality nor its desexualization,
Mammy" and Aunt Jemima were revisited and reworked as well, but the distinction between the white American maternalization and desexualization of the "African woman" and the French eroticization and faux primitivization of the "African woman" qua Baker--a contrast that speaks to the ways in which degradation takes nationally specific forms--was not made strongly enough.
But perhaps the desexualization of gay rights in this decision is due to the fact that the Egan case was about pension benefits.
Occasionally a revision seems to suggest a desexualization of the personae and contexts of the Radha-Krishna story.
One might launch the same (or a similar) set of interrogations into Michel Foucault's suggestion that sadomasochism "has as one of its main features what I call the desexualization of pleasure.
Bersani argues that writers such as Marcel Proust, Andre Gide, and Genet, although by no means gay-affirmative, can offer a radical challenge to homophobia and the society in which it predominates through their attacks on conventional relations between persons, in particular through their desexualization of the erotic, or, in other words, through their ability to complicate received social classifications and expand the possibilities of pleasure beyond genital sexual contact.