Book List: Sex and the Senses – Repression

“Though repression is an expedient, an imperfect way of “settling” with the past, it proves effective so long as no great crisis suddenly rouses the repressed tendencies into activity. For practical purposes a person adjusted to the demands of adult existence on the basis of repression may become fairly efficient and “successful.” In the midst of a society composed of individuals for the most part similarly repressed he may even achieve leadership by playing upon the hidden emotions of his contemporaries.”

~James Samuel Van Teslaar, Sex and the Senses



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