chapter  6
14 Pages

Sex, Gender, and Sexualization: A Case Study

In this chapter our focus is on the many varieties of sexual experience conceptualized in the psychoanalytic literature and required for a more complete understanding of that aspect of human motivation. Thus, we address not just sex, sexuality, and sexualization but, more precisely, sex, sexuality, and sexualization as well as gender, gender self, gender identity, and core gender identity. The truly voluminous literature on this topic will be addressed only as it pertains to and illuminates the treatment of a young woman whose sexual development had been greatly compromised by self pathology.