The Freud Reader - Chapter 5, The Theory of Sexuality Continued Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, The Theory of Sexuality Continued Summary and Analysis

Freud repeatedly writes that there is something he believes to be innate that is or is best described as bisexuality. While Freud's work is very limited, he lays the groundwork for childhood development psychology in which the issue he has discovered comes to be better understood. Many boys and girls under five years of age would like to marry both parents, and while each may be interested in masturbation, neither have anything like genuine sexual mature desires or even orientations at that stage. When the same children are twelve years old, most lose their desire to marry either parent, let alone both...and their emergent sexual identities begin to take hold in new forms. There are a number of headings in this chapter. Sigmund Freud is intending to clearly set forth...

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