genital stage

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Related to genital stage: latency stage, oral stage
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Noun1.genital stage - (psychoanalysis) the fifth sexual and social stage in a person's development occurring during adolescence; interest focuses on sexual activity
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"
adolescence - the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
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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Table 3: Age wise distribution of adolescents in relation to genital stage No.
Spero's allegorical works suggest that war encourages the fierce return, in both sexes, to self-gratifying infantile oral, anal, and genital stages (with bodies reduced to tongues, assholes, and pricks).