noun. with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the oral aspect in neurosis or eroticism, spanning from satisfaction in biting, sucking, smoking, or oral sex to habits like speech-making, overingesting food, alcohol abuse, and excessive generosity. See oral character.

ORALITY: "Orality tactics during sexual behaviors are not always reciprocated by sexual partners are being enjoyable since some can inflict pain, such as biting, and not all individuals find pain to be arousing."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ORALITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/orality/ (accessed October 15, 2021).