Sigmund Freud makes the connection between normal sexual development and perversion. He discovers that the roots of sexuality go back to the beginning of life. He considers man as an historic being with an individual developmental history. That personal story makes possible a totally new perspective where opinions around perversion are concerned. Freud explains perversion as regression and fixation, as a being stuck in, or a return to, a previous, more comfortable, and therefore safer, developmental phase. He reasons that the love for the parent of the other sex, the Oedipus complex, is laden with guilt and can lead to fear of punishment. Freud posits that in perversion a kind of pleasure fulfilment is indulged in that is precisely what is repressed in the case of neurosis. The cunning of perversion is that it succeeds in turning sorrow and trauma into lust, solace, and triumph.