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penis dentata

A fantasy of a toothed penis encountered in some women with neurotic sexual fears. See also vagina dentata. [From Latin penis originally a tail + dentata toothed, from dens, dentis a ...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... dentata n . A fantasy of a toothed penis encountered in some women with neurotic sexual fears. See also vagina dentata . [From Latin penis originally a tail + dentata toothed, from dens, dentis a...

penis dentata

penis dentata  

A fantasy of a toothed penis encountered in some women with neurotic sexual fears. See also vagina dentata. [From Latin penis originally a tail + dentata toothed, from dens, dentis a tooth]
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vagina dentata  

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A fantasy of a toothed vagina, a legendary hazard associated with sexual intercourse. The Austrian psychoanalyst Otto Rank (1884–1939) first identified it, in his book The Trauma of Birth (1924), as ...
vagina dentata

vagina dentata n.   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

...dentata n . A fantasy of a toothed vagina, a legendary hazard associated with sexual intercourse. The Austrian psychoanalyst Otto Rank ( 1884–1939 ) first identified it, in his book The Trauma of Birth ( 1924 ), as a widespread cause of anxiety among neurotic men, and it was explored further by the Hungarian psychoanalyst Sandor Ferenczi ( 1873–1933 ). The counterpart fantasy among women, called penis dentata (toothed penis), is less commonly observed. [From Latin vagina a sheath + dentata toothed, from dens, dentis a...

Religion

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Rosemary Radford Ruether, Serinity Young, and Rosemary Radford Ruether

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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...also cyclical and thus predictable; women's sexual urges, by contrast, can erupt at any time. Fear about the sexual powers of women as well as male fears about losing masculinity are expressed in traditional stories such as those about the vagina dentata, in which women seduce men in order to cut off their penises, thereby rendering men into women. These stories describe men who fear their own sexual desires and who demonize its object, women. At the same time, the women in these stories are inevitably tamed by the loss of their vaginal teeth. In other words,...

Turtles and Tortoises

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The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians (2 ed.)

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2008
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...to subtropical Asia, N Africa, S Europe, and tropical America. Fully aquatic species in freshwater rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds; some found in estuaries and coastal waters; other species semiaquatic to totally terrestrial. Species include: Asian leaf turtle ( Cyclemys dentata ), Black marsh turtle ( Siebenrockiella crassicollis ), Black-breasted leaf turtle ( Geoemyda spengleri ), Giant Asian pond turtle ( Heosemys grandis ), Spiny turtle ( H. spinosa ), Southeast Asian box turtle ( Cuora amboinensis ), Malayan flat-shelled turtle (...

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