The main contribution of psychoanalysis to the question of homosexuality is to propose a psychogenesis. Or rather a multiple psychogenesis, for two reasons: because homosexual "choice" is the result of different psychic histories; and because for a single individual, psychic determination generally combines different sources. The use of the word "homosexuality" has become widespread, and psychoanalysis has regrettably joined the club. With the prefix "homos", which means "the same" (sex), an essential element is left out: the pres- ence, one might say in some cases the overwhelming presence, of the "other" sex. The anatomy of the partners is a manifest given, but it says very little about psychic reality.
Keywords: Male homosexuality, degradation, sexual revolution, genre, psychological bisexuality, passivity