Premature psychosexual development is the early development of sexuality, which outstrips average age norms and puberty.
The cause of premature psychosexual development may be a congenital or early-childhood lesion of deep brain structures, which is manifested by a decrease in the threshold of excitability of the nerve structures that provide ejaculation and orgasm. This is the background that contributes to the consolidation of the negative effects of mental and social factors.
Premature psychosexual development can be and with some mental illnesses – the so-called psychogenically accelerated acceleration of psychosexual development. At the same time, sexual attraction is ahead of other manifestations of sexuality. Attraction manifests itself already at the stage of formation of sexual self-awareness, that is, up to 7 years. In 5-10 years the child can already have sexual fantasies. Of course, such early sexual fantasies can not be adequately realized.
Early awakening of sexuality and its further development, regardless of its cause, which caused it, is possible only with constant reinforcement of orgasm or at least pleasant sensations. A decrease in the thresholds of excitability (that is, the ability to respond more readily to excitement) of the neural structures that provide ejaculation and orgasm allows one to receive this reinforcement.
If the sexual interest in the child is something untimely provoked, but later not supported by orgasm, then it quickly fades, and later the usual psychosexual development is possible.
An exception to this rule are certain mental illnesses, in particular, the so-called “nuclear” psychopathies and schizophrenia. In these cases, it is possible to fix the child’s interest in the sexual sphere. Even in the period of curiosity associated with sex, the study of the sexual organs acquires a truly sexual color. Sexual activity is accompanied by pleasant sensations or even orgasm.
Prematurely formed libido entails various variants of sexual activity. Most often, sexuality in patients with mental illness is expressed in surrogate forms – imitation of sexual intercourse, masturbation – because it is impossible to realize it in other ways in childhood.
If, at the same time, the child has difficulties with communication due to mental disturbances, this can lead to a delay in the formation of the libido in one of the stages. Despite the early appearance of sexual interest, sexual attraction does not reach maturity and its development can stop at the erotic level. The implementation of sexual desire in a normal way can become almost impossible.
At this age, emotional reactions prevail over the rational. Therefore, the implementation of these trends occurs without deliberation and delays. Sexual deviations (deviations) and distorted orientation of sexual desire are possible, which can lead to sexual perversions. A stereotype can be formed that fuses firmly with the core of the personality, persists throughout life and practically does not lend itself to treatment.
To the sociogenic reasons of premature psychosexual development, leading domestic sexologists refer to the awakening and the formation of sexuality due to even a single, but more often methodical and prolonged defilement and seduction of the child by a teenager and an adult.
The child abusers are most often those who can not realize their sexual desire in normal ways. Sexual perversion, when attraction is directed at children, is called pedophilia, it is described in the corresponding section.
Most boys are seduced or molested by men or teenagers of a male. In these cases, the seducer suffers not only pedophilia, but also homosexuality, and instills in the child his homosexual tendencies.
Teenagers force the boy to have sexual contacts through threats, intimidation, and sometimes through physical violence.
Hyperrole behavior – the behavior of a person with excessive emphasis (accentuation) of certain features of the sexual role. In relation to men, they talk about hyper-muscular behavior, with regard to women – about hyper-feminine.
Hyper-muscular behavior (from the words “hyper” is excessive, “masculinum” is masculine) is an exaggerated, excessive underscoring of traits that, in the view of this subject, are the “standard” of masculinity. Hyper-muscular behavior is manifested in an emphatically “male” type of behavior – coarseness, aggression, a desire for leadership and dominance over women and a disdainful attitude towards women as lower-status beings. Such subjects believe that these are the features of a “real man”.
The reason for this is that domestic sex therapists see the absence at the early stages of development of emotional contact with the mother, to which the first attachment should arise, which leads to the development of aggressive behavior in children (see the chapter “Development of the libido”).
In the formation of a hypermuscular stereotype of behavior, the process of sexual differentiation of the brain is important – violations of the differentiation of the fetal brain in the intrauterine period are the background on which hyper-role behavior is formed.
For example, in experiments on animals, the dependence of aggressiveness on the sensitivity of certain brain structures (hypothalamus) to female or male sex hormones (androgens and estrogens) is established, which, in turn, depends on the sexual differentiation of the brain.
But along with the disruption of the normal development of the brain in such subjects, sexopathologists attach importance to the norms of behavior that were instilled in childhood, the influence of the surrounding (that is, the microsocial environment). If a boy grows up from childhood in an environment where his father, brothers, uncles, friends, peers are people of low culture and low social status, disdainfully and consumerly related to women who do not have a concept of a culture of behavior, if the communication of the father with the mother is expressed in Brutal accusations, insults, obscene language, abusing his mother’s father, assault, then just as roughly and contemptuously the teenager communicates with his contemporaries, not having an idea of what a good upbringing, culture of communication and respect Towards a woman.
Since adolescence, there may be traits of aggressiveness and a desire for leadership. The formation of hyper-role behavior is also facilitated by the mental characteristics of the personality of the subject. Hyperelvic behavior is most often in patients with psychopathy. Such adolescents most often have other mental disorders, some have mental illness (mental retardation, organic diseases of the central nervous system, epilepsy). Or is it a manifestation of a general low culture and a lack of understanding of normal interpersonal relationships, including sexual ones.
Adolescents with a hypermuscular role seek to establish themselves in their own eyes and in the eyes of their peers with the help of deliberate rudeness, aggressiveness, demonstrating the intention to enter the fray at the slightest occasion. They are fond of “masculine” sports, not so much requiring strength and stamina, as they allow to inflict other people’s injuries – karate, sambo, boxing, or prefer power sports, pump up muscles. Intellectual insufficiency, they try to compensate for the amount of muscle.
Such adolescents are prone to antisocial behavior, including sadistic beatings and murders. They mock the weaker and younger children, the animals.
Typical hyper-role behavior is manifested in sadism. After all, sadism has a very diverse manifestations. This is not only the desire to physically torment the victim, but also the desire to humiliate, dominate a person who is completely in the grip of a sadist, is weaker and more defenseless, and therefore can not give him a worthy rebuff because of his physical weakness or features of his psyche.
Pathological hypermuscular behavior is expressed in sexual sadism. At the same time, sexual satisfaction is possible only with cruel treatment of a partner, causing her physical pain or with her humiliation. In the most gross forms, complete sexual satisfaction occurs when the victim is injured or killed, and maximum excitement occurs when the victim’s agony is observed.
Elements of sadism are laid already in early childhood. In the future, they go beyond the normal behavior, and on their basis there is a sexual perversion – sadism. Even if some traits are corrected by upbringing, in adolescence and adolescence, aggressiveness is included in the structure of sexual desire, especially in cases when the normal realization of sexual attraction is difficult (with delay in psychosexual development, personality abnormalities, impaired ability to normal communication).
Sexual attraction is fused with aggressive, sadistic behavior. Only by realizing their perverted bent, torturing or humiliating the victim, the sadist gets sexual satisfaction.