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Medical Term:

genital phase

 

Definition: in psychoanalytic personality theory, the final stage of psychosexual development, occurring during puberty, in which the person's psychosexual development is so organized that sexual gratification can be achieved from genital-to-genital contact and the capacity exists for a mature affectionate relationship with someone of the opposite sex.

See: phallic phase

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