pansexualism


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pansexualism

(pænˈsɛkʃʊəlɪzəm)
n
(Psychology) the belief that a sexual instinct drives all human behaviour

pansexualism

1. the pervasion of all conduct and experience with sexual emotions.
2. the theory that regards all desire and interest as derived from sex instinct. Also pansexuality. — pansexualist, n.
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* Advancement of perversion: The Marquis de Sade (from whose name the term "sadism" is derived) joined and influenced the revolution, providing it the theory of "revolutionary pansexualism," says historian Professor Roberto de Mattei.
"Pope Francis, in a cultural context of even more advanced secularization and pansexualism, is going even further, but along the same lines," Antonelli wrote.
One of the main ideas of the Frankfurt School was to exploit Freud's idea of 'pansexualism'--the search for pleasure, the exploitation of the differences between the sexes, the overthrowing of traditional relationships between men and women.
(2) The result for some readers has been a liberation and celebration of sexuality; for others, this approach verges dangerously on pansexualism. The Congregation's "Letter" tends to view all human relations in terms of marriage and to see marriage in terms of the happy relation of "bride" and "groom" rather than, say, the more day-to-day lives of husband and wife) Following the work of Hans Urs von Balthasar, sexuality has nearly become a religiometaphysical category.
114), whose eroticism represents a living cultural example of Lacan's psychoanalytic ideas of "pansexualism".
They blamed the scandalous troubles not just on "pansexualism' but on American gay liberation and its advocates in the libertine media.
In today's culture of pansexualism and libertinism created in this world, several priests, being of this culture, have committed the most serious crime of sexual abuse."
Theoretically, leading Dutch educationalists showed a clear-cut disapproval of Freudianism, because of its "pansexualism." [57] They preferred the most conformist of neo-Freudian heterodoxies, [58] Alfred Adler's individual psychology, which in a sense upheld the notion of an autonomous individual, to Freud's iconoclasm toward so many standards of nineteenth century liberalism.
But writers like her who have a solid background in Western cultural and literary theory are rare, whereas large numbers of Chinese writers, both on the mainland as well as in Hong Kong and Taiwan, are more interested in Freud's ideas of libido and pansexualism. Thus, especially in the mid-1980s, there even appeared a phenomenon of sexual literature, with many writers describing the repression and projection of characters' sexual desire and abnormal love affairs.
Freud's pansexualism. But if insisting on sexuality can become obsessive, then surely ignoring it can be dangerous repression.