frigidity


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Synonyms for frigidity

Synonyms for frigidity

sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse

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Significantly, Lacan's discussion of the lesbian is contiguous within the text to his discussion of frigidity, as if to suggest metonymically that lesbianism constitutes the denial of sexuality.
The Ice Storm Adulterous follies and drug use shatter the emotional frigidity of two New England households in this look back at the sexual revolution of the '70s.
After she decides to escape Naxos, Helga plans to leave her fiance as well: "Returning to James Vayle, her thoughts took on the frigidity of complete determination" (7).
For J, whose first wife committed suicide after learning of his homosexual affairs, his wife's frigidity and boyish body are the source of her appeal.
In The Dialectic of Enlightenment, Max Horkheimer and Theodore Adorno have made an observation that sums up the force of these lines in the Odyssey: "The precision of the descriptive artist, which already exhibits the frigidity of anatomy and vivisection, is employed to provide evidence of the dying convulsions of the subjected who, in the name of the law and justice, were cast into that realm from which Odysseus the judge escaped" (79).
This fragility to frigidity hasn't hindered our survival, since we've invented down coats and other strategies to keep warm.
external signs of unshared wealth, frigidity, egoism, anesthetized vitality.
His lovers spoke "of his frigidity, his emotional unwillingness, his lack of connection.
Although some physicians believed that frigidity was indicative of a woman's pathology - Dr.
We'll cover everything from male impotency to female frigidity, and gay and lesbian relationships.
Thus, while Picasso succeeded in eventually securing a general audience for each new stage of thematic and formal innovation, Brathwaite, on the whole, after four decades of creative perseverance, still faces the frigidity of dominant sectors of the Western academy and literary market.
Macabea does not become a stereotype of asexuality or frigidity, either.
The pair built on Kinsey's biological approach, but went beyond 'what people do' to try to discover 'how it works' and how to overcome particular sexual problems such as frigidity, impotence, and premature ejaculation.