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If Freud had been a woman he would have realized how pathetic and unreliable his statements were about female sexuality Women everywhere are thankful for the research Masters Johnson and Kinsey did to refute those statements One woman declared I bet they thought it was about time It is mainly because of this newer data which will be explored later in the paper that a womens sexual revolution was incited Feminists especially celebrated the breaking of the historical link between both vaginal orgasm and passivity with femininity In this paper the relationship of feminism and sex will be explored in the context of the last one hundred years including both the sexual research done in this time period and womens thoughts and behaviors as a result of these studies The research or statements made as in the case of Freud regarding female sexuality were varied both psychologically and physiologically Sigmund Freud probably the most well known early 20th century psychoanalyst set the terms for the understanding of women and their sexuality In 1905 he stated that the clitoris and vagina were in opposition to each other and that the adolescent girl transferred her leading genital zone from the clitoris to the vagina She who had previously if unconsciously enjoyed the clitoris as the center of her fledgling libidinous pleasures no longer did so when a feminine passive adulthood was reached The clitoris was for a short time the ruler of female sexuality but the laws of femininity dictated that its reign would be short As seen above Freud only stated not physically researched his theories indeed he based them around the psychological analyses of a very small group of upper and middle class women that lived in Vienna One opinion is that Freud wasnt truly researching because there was no real demographic covered certainly he may have helped individuals understand modern-day Vienna and his own thinking but his research certainly did not reflect
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