erotism


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er·o·tism

 (ĕr′ə-tĭz′əm)
n.
Eroticism.
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Noun1.erotism - a state of anticipation of sexuality
sexual arousal - the arousal of sexual desires in preparation for sexual behavior
2.erotism - the arousal of feelings of sexual desireerotism - the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
carnality, lasciviousness, lubricity, prurience, pruriency - feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
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erotism

noun
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In "On Transformations of Instinct as Exemplified in Anal Erotism," Freud explores the apparent interchangeability of the concepts shit/ money/baby/penis in the unconscious processes of his patients.
A new symbolic order is instituted here, very visible especially in the representations of erotism or of the erotics of the body in communication, with all the stereotypes associated to such representations (Frunza, Grad, Frunza 2016; Filipeanu, Luca, Anton, Cananau, Luca, Anton, 2015; Reichert, Lambiase 2002).
1951) intended as the second volume of The Accursed Share trilogy, through such late writings as Erotism (1957), Literature and Evil (1957), and The Tears of Eros (1961), the writings of Georges Bataille dwelt with obsessive consistency on eroticism, especially its most extreme and perverse forms, in two basic connections: the association of eroticism with the experience of death and decay, and the affinity of eroticism with the sacred and the mystical.
In particular, a bimodal age distribution has been observed: patients in their twenties had FBs for anal erotism or because of sexual assaults, while patients in their sixties mainly used them for prostatic massages or to break faecalomas.
Organised transgression together with the taboo make social life what it is' (Erotism, p64-65).
Winnicott argues that another transition takes places through an object such as a doll: "In relation to the transitional object the infant passes from (magical) omnipotent control to control by manipulation (involving muscle erotism and coordination pleasure)" (12).
(26) For an exploration of the plasticity of the taboo on violence, see Georges Bataille, Erotism: Death & Sensuality, trans.
Originally published as L'Erotisme (Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1957) and later published as Georges Bataille, Erotism, Death and Sensuality: A Study of Eroticism and Taboo, trans.
(7) According to Bataille's observations on erotism, Guido's response is not uncommon as a lover will often think of killing his beloved or himself if he cannot possess the woman he desires.
Constant themes in the Karmadillo's cartoons are the curiosity for the natural world, which translate in a variety of funny situations born from natural real facts, and a goliardic sense of erotism - an erotism which is always finalized to the comic effect.
Making the difference: Erotism and aging in the work of the woman poet.