VAGINA DENTATA

with regard to psychoanalytic theory, the unconscious fantasy that the vagina is a mouth housed with teeth which can castrate the male party. With regard to women, the fantasy is thought to come from severe penis envy and an urge to castrate the partner as an operation of revenge; for men, it is thought to come from castration anxiety.

VAGINA DENTATA: "The patient's tendencies toward vagina dentata behavior were slightly alarming."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VAGINA DENTATA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vagina-dentata/ (accessed November 19, 2019).
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