Womb Envy: A Bioenergetic Perspective
Somatopsychic Reality of Men - Not Women, Not Mothers
Keywords:womb-envy, men’s somatopsychic identity, relations between men and women
AbstractThis article takes up and broadens the concept of ‘womb-envy’ from a bioenergetic perspective. Womb-envy describes a felt, if unconscious, experience in men arising from our incapacity to carry and bear and, in certain ways, nurture children. This paper examines this phenomenon using a somatopsychic lens and illuminates the impact of the feelings arising from this on personality development and on men’s relationships with women.
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