A reconsideration of object choice in women: phallus or fallacy.

  • Rivka Frenkel
  • Published 1996 in
    Journal of the American Psychoanalytic…


Within the context of Freud's theory of instinctual drives, analytic data from three female patients are presented which refute his concept that penis envy is the basis for female object choice. Contrary to Freud's theory, these patients did not feel their genitalia or genital arousal were inadequate. Rather, they believed their genital sexuality and… (More)


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