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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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MATIAS, Jéssica Fernanda. Male hysteria: The impasses in take on the sexual position. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.19, n.2, pp. 464-483. ISSN 1808-4281.

Given the historical association of hysteria with women and their relation to the feminine, many papers seek to understand the difficulty of this subjective position for women's sexuality. The present article promotes the urgency to discuss the implications of its incidence on men, anatomically speaking. Thus, this work aims to discuss the effects of the dynamics of hysteria for men, in its concerns to the sexual position assumption. For this, as it is a theoretical research, we will start with a screening of Freud's and Lacan's first period of teaching texts, looking for references of masculine hysteria and, mainly, considerations on cases of hysterical men. Subsequently, we will articulate the aspects highlighted by the authors, with which, in psychoanalytic theory, is presented as particular to the masculine position, such as the relation with the signifier phallus, with castration and symbolic identification, as well as its effects in the dynamics of the desire and fantasy.

Keywords : male hysteria; Oedipus complex; sexual position; castration.

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