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(p. 511) Perversions and Pregenital Fantasy 

(p. 511) Perversions and Pregenital Fantasy
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(p. 511) Perversions and Pregenital Fantasy
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271381.003.0083
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date: 16 July 2019

In this essay, Winnicott points out a possible link between pregenital impregnation fantasy and perversions, describing how, in genital maturity, there is a direct relation between potency and impregnation, whereas in immaturity there are innumerable fantasies that eventually become an idea of impregnation. It is these pregenital fantasies that in health provide the imaginative fringe around the stark fact of the baby in the womb.

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