Fear of desiring too much. Father absence and obstacles to homosexual desire

Author/s Guido Mazzucco
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/1 Language Italian
Pages 6 P. 52-57 File size 56 KB
DOI 10.3280/GEST2014-001005
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This article will explore how paternal deprivation may affect the development of homosexual desires in male individuals. As a starting point, the author considers, two aspects of attachment theory and subsequently discusses how gestalt therapy theory can be used to identify those moments of interruption of the cycle of contact that might be caused by paternal deprivation. The article ends with a clinical vignette.

Keywords: Homosexuality, paternal deprivation, homosexual relationships, sexual dysfunctions, internalised homophobia, attachment theory

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Guido Mazzucco, La paura di desiderare troppo. Deprivazione paterna e boicottaggi del desiderio omosessuale in "QUADERNI DI GESTALT" 1/2014, pp 52-57, DOI: 10.3280/GEST2014-001005