castration anxiety

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(psychoanalysis) anxiety resulting from real or imagined threats to your sexual functions

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But just as men's castration fears don't necessarily suggest a desire for castration, Sielke acknowledges that the rape fantasies which infiltrate texts like Lois Gould's A Sea Change, Judith Rossner's Looking for Mr.
Without the intense unconscious push males get from Oedipally derived castration fears, the female superego ends up weaker than that of males, Freud posited.