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PADILHA NETTO, Ney Klier  and  CARDOSO, Marta Rezende. The breakdown of Eros in the sexual addictions. Tempo psicanal. [online]. 2013, vol.45, n.2, pp. 383-399. ISSN 0101-4838.

The aim of this paper is to analyze a particular mode of addiction, the sexual compulsion, and define this pathology by examining the factors involved in its genesis. In sexual addictions, the recourse to acting out monopolizes the field of possible answers for the discharge of the drive force. It follows then the repetition, the automation of a circuit that reduces the possibilities of a creative path towards sexuality. Sexual enjoyment searched many times a day in such imperative and irremediable way is related to a process situated "beyond the pleasure principle". We try to analyze what could be the basis of such destructive and deadly imperative to obtain sexual pleasure.

Keywords : sexual addiction; compulsion; acting out; body; autoerotism.

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