erectile organ


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Related to erectile organ: erectile tissue, Male reproductive organs
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Noun1.erectile organ - an organ containing erectile tissue
erectile tissue - vascular tissue capable of filling with blood and becoming rigid
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
clitoris, button - a female sexual organ homologous to the penis
penis, member - the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
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True, juxtaposing complexities gets a decent response in certain sectors of academia--witness Jacques Lacan drawing on the world of high math to assert that the "erectile organ" is "equivalent to the square root of minus one." But when Brittain-Catlin devotes a chapter to tracing Western thought from the Enlightenment until today and attempts to tie the "secret realm" of "the historical bourgeois" to the rise of "offshore freedom and onshore control", some readers may find themselves wishing Thomas Friedman would step in to help by comparing it all to an ice cream cone.
Philosopher Jacques Lacan, for example, once declared that the "erectile organ...is equivalent to the (square root of negative one) of the signification produced above, of the jouissance that it restores by the coefficient of its statement to the function of a lack of a signifier (-1)." Sokal and Bricmont comment simply, "It is, we confess, distressing to see our erectile organ equated to the (square root of negative one)."
"Thus the erectile organ comes to symbolize the place of jouissance [ecstasy], not in itself, or even in the form of an image, but as a part lacking in the desired image: that is why it is equivalent to the [square root of -1] of the signification produced above, of the jouissance that it restores by the coefficient of its statement to the function of lack of signifier [square root of -1]."