Definitions

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  • n. Sexuality, regarded as a logically coherent attribute of either gender rather than a fixed attribute of each.

Etymologies

French. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In other words, while sexuation pertains to the real, there is only masculine and feminine sexuation insofar as the name-of-the-father is the primary modality through which subjectivity is formed.

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  • However, the point to be borne in mind is that both masculine and feminine sexuation are premised on an order organized around the name-of-the-father and the Oedipus.

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  • In short, while preferable in a number of respects, and while premised on the true or real insofar as it recognizes the “not-all” of the symbolic, it cannot be said that feminine sexuation will save us.

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  • When the cops arrived, Gary tried to explain the sexuation to them, but they arrested Maria anyway after peeping at the scratch on his neck.

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  • Soon a formalized version of these arguments in terms of Lacan's graphs of sexuation

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  • The left side of the graph above represents the masculine structure of sexuation, while the right side represents the feminine structure of sexuation.

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  • I confess that I have been unable to discern why Lacan refers to these two sides as masculine and feminine despite close reading and rereading of the three seminars where he develops these graphs and numerous secondary sources discussing Lacan's account of sexuation.

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  • For my part I treat the graph as referring not to sexuation but to attempts to totalize the symbolic or different ontological structures.

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  • Third, Freud had tremendous difficulties accounting for sexual difference based on this model insofar as the initial love object of both boys and girls is the mother, yet raising the question of how girls come to identify with feminine sexed being rather than masculine sexed being (incidentally, I think Lacan has difficulties accounting for sexual difference as well, despite his graphs of sexuation).

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  • Perhaps, then, the borromean clinic provides an alternative way of tying the knot beyond the Oedipus which Lacan refers to as Freud’s myth that would generate different formal impasses beyond those of masculine and feminine sexuation.

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