oral stage

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Noun1.oral stage - (psychoanalysis) the first sexual and social stage of an infant's development; the mouth is the focus of the libido and satisfaction comes from suckling and chewing and biting
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
babyhood, early childhood, infancy - the early stage of growth or development
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
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Or you can graze on them throughout the day if you've got an oral fixation
Use Neem chew sticks to take advantage of the plant's antibacterial qualities--and to satisfy your oral fixation. ($24.99) neemtreefarms.com
In addition to oral fixation substitutes, it also helps to have a new activity substitute, such as one reader who explained how simultaneously taking up exercise when she quit smoking helped her stay on track.
His mother reported he had a history of an oral fixation and frequently put items in his mouth.
Because the "the Oral Fixation storytelling series" out of Dallas, Texas, says it was inspired by these two stalwarts.
Part of this may be just aging and a slower metabolism, and part of it may be that you snack on stuff as a cure for an oral fixation. That said, doctors and online support groups all shake their heads and shrug their shoulders as if to say, "Well, yeah.
Though the show did include photographs of this "phan-tasmatic exorcism" (as Fabido calls it) and of other collective experiments from the same period, all of which seem to have a rapport with psychoanalytically informed notions of oral fixation and primordial cannibalism, the curators' decision not to focus heavily on reconstructions of these activities was ultimately a wise choice--and proof of an admirable respect for the artist's original thinking.
It provides a replacement for the oral fixation many smokers have difficulty giving up, with or without the addition of nicotine replacement.
If you have an oral fixation, try chewing sugar-free gum.
Was that fine Viennese dining table, so wantonly promised and then so cruelly denied him, likewise a manifestation of somebody's oral fixation? And were those richly upholstered chairs, in some intractably pansexual way, Oedipal phenomena?
Ronan captures both the steeliness and vulnerability of a girl on the cusp of womanhood, while Blanchett relishes her role as the villainess with an oral fixation.
Would they ban Shakira if she offended Christianity, - or when she did with her Oral Fixation 2 daring Eve/ Apple album cover-- or does get off the hook through her Lebanesehood: