This book focuses on the subject of the development of masculinity and femininity. It shows that the perverse scene aims not only at denying castration, but also at securing a more solid basis for a jeopardized sexual identity.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Definition -- Definitions -- Impact of New Advances in Sex Research on Psychoanalytic Theory -- Variants: Aberrations That Are Not Perversions -- Perversions: Aberrations That Are Not Variants -- Dynamics: Trauma, Hostility, Risk, and Revenge -- Pornography and Perversion -- Hostility and Mystery in Perversion -- Perversion: Risk versus Boredom -- Symbiosis Anxiety and the Development of Masculinity -- A Crime as a Sexual Act -- Social Issues -- Is Homosexuality a Diagnosis? -- Sex as Sin -- The Necessity of Perversion