Erotic transference

Journal title INTERAZIONI
Author/s Alberto Stefana
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/1
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 115-124 File size 58 KB
DOI 10.3280/INT2015-001011
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This article presents some reflections on the delicate and complex phenomenon of erotic transference (and of interrelated countertransference issues), a particular form of transference that compels the subject to convert the object into an erotic fantasy. It must be noted that the adjective "erotic" is a bridge-concept between "pleasurable" and "sexual". It follows that erotic transference can have various tonalities that go from a loving one to a sexualized one and from a dream state (benign) to a drugged or delusional state (malignant). Some writers distinguish between various types of erotic transference, which, however, can be placed on the "pleasurable-sexual" continuum, and which can in turn be superimposed onto the "preoedipal-oedipal"dimension.

Keywords: Erotic transference, erotic countertransference, idealisation, erotisation, sexualisation.

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Alberto Stefana, Transfert erotico in "INTERAZIONI" 1/2015, pp 115-124, DOI: 10.3280/INT2015-001011