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(p. 323) Masturbation 

(p. 323) Masturbation
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(p. 323) Masturbation
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271336.003.0061
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date: 20 January 2018

Chapter 19 of Clinical Notes on Disorders of Childhood. In this chapter, Winnicott states that an objective attitude towards masturbation is practically impossible in discussions between doctors, children and parents, and that this fact arises not from the masturbation but as a result of unconscious masturbation fantasies. Winnicott discusses physical complications such as papular urticaria, as well as the difficulty of identifying whether the masturbation is normal or abnormal.

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