“…the pressure to be Sleeping Beauty…”*

*Kelly-Marie Blundell, Liberal Democrat Activist and Campaigner, in Huffpost, 2012.

Jerry Hall, interviewed for the Observer, 6 October 1985:

“My mother said it was simple to keep a man, you must be a maid in the living room, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom…”

Uwe Hartmann, Senior Consultant and Supervisor of Hannover Medical School, wrote in 2009:


…After a brief biographical sketch, two of Freud’s writings, the widely acclaimed “Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality” from 1905, and a short article entitled “The Most Prevalent Form of Degradation in Erotic Life” from 1912, were analyzed, especially for their relevance to present treatment concepts of male sexual dysfunction. In Freud’s clinical practice “psychical impotence” was a highly prevalent complaint. In his view, this dysfunction was caused by an inhibition due to an unresolved neurotic fixation leading to an arrest of the libidinal development. The result is a splitting of the tender and the sensual dimension of sexuality, most notably in the so-called madonna-whore complex. The degree of this dissociation (total or partial) determines the severity of the ensuing sexual dysfunction. In Freud’s rather pessimistic view, the erotic life of civilized people tends to be characterized by some degree of this condition. While some of Freud’s theories are obsolete today, many parts of his work appear to be astonishingly modern, even in the light of current neurobiological research and recent models of sexual dysfunction. Above all, Freud was an extremely gifted observer of human behavior who shows us that in many cases, sexual dysfunctions are no isolated phenomena, but have their roots in biographically based intrapsychic or interpersonal conflicts…”

See https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Uwe_Hartmann/publication/26263721_Sigmund_Freud_and_His_Impact_on_Our_Understanding_of_Male_Sexual_Dysfunction/links/5ce817d0458515712ebf998e/Sigmund-Freud-and-His-Impact-on-Our-Understanding-of-Male-Sexual-Dysfunction.pdf?origin=publication_detail

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