Jornal de Psicanálise
versão impressa ISSN 0103-5835
ALIZADE, Alcira Mariam. Vulnerable masculine scenarios. J. psicanal. [online]. 2009, vol.42, n.77, pp. 187-205. ISSN 0103-5835.
This paper points out some vulnerable scenarios in men’s life. It explores gender disadvantages, dependence, masculine submission and painful aspects of manhood. The paper considers the pre-oedipus and the primal womb envy in men. It also describes their wish of being a woman and their fear of women. When examining penis’ envy in men, the paper goes deep into the complexities of masculinity. It describes the psychic space between men and men’s defense mechanisms in thier erotic relationships, such as hipermasculinity, superficial love (phobic and hysterical love) and the roles played bythe acquisition and cultivation of power emblems..
Palavras-chave : Masculine Vulnerability; Between-men psychic space; Peni´s envy in men; The wish of being a woman.