“And they called it daddy love”-A quick look at the Oedipus and Electra Complex

Love him or hate him, its very hard to ignore the impact of Doctor Sigmund Freud has had on modern psychology and of course, his theory that we all fancy our mums and dads.


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Is it true? I don’t know.

But Stacy’s mom has got it going on, and if she doesn’t fancy her, she’s a fool.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the these things

Why? I don’t know.


Maybe it’s because I’m bored with life and people.

Everybody has heard of the Oedipus thing, not many have heard of the Electra Complex

The Electra complex is a psychoanalytic term used to describe a girl’s sense of competition with her mother for the affections of her father.  Yes. Fights between the Ma and the young wan for the love of the awl fella.


The term is derived from the Ancient Greek tale of Electra.  Electra was the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, the king and queen of Mycenae. When Electra’s father returned from the Trojan war, her mother, Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus killed him. They also killed Cassandra, a concubine of Agamemnon from the Trojan war. This destroyed Electra who was secretly having a sexual affair with her father which incensed Clytemnestra. Well, you’d be pissed off too in fairness.

According to Freud, when a young girl discovers that she does not have a penis, she becomes attached to her father and begins to resent her mother who she blames for her “castration.” As a result, Freud believed that the girl then begins to identify with and emulate her mother out of fear of losing her love.

According to Freudian theory, an important part of the developmental process is learning to identify with the same-sex parent. During the stages of Freud’s theory of psychosexual development, the libidinal energy is focused on different erogenous zones of the child’s body.

Without a penis, the girl cannot sexually possess her mother, as the infantile demands. Consequently, the girl redirects her desire for sexual union upon her father, and thus progresses to heterosexual femininity, which culminates in bearing a child who replaces the absent penis. Moreover, after the phallic stage, the girl’s psychosexual development includes transferring her primary erogenous zone from the infantile clitoris to the adult vagina. Freud thus considered the feminine Oedipus attitude (“Electra complex”) to be more emotionally intense than the Oedipal conflict of a boy, resulting, potentially, in a woman with a submissive, less confident personality.

Hey, I don’t know if all that true.

But you got me, and baby I’ve got you.

Electra at the tomb of her father, Agamemnon. She was thought to be masturbating in this pic.

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