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Essay heading: . How does phallocentrism influence understandings of male and female sexual dysfunction?
 
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However, although the anatomical differences of reproductive systems initiated the differentiation of human bodies into either male or female, it is actually the phallocentric cultural constructions that create further distinctions by embedding the culturally sexualised conceptualisations to the body (Bray, 2001)...
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According to Grosz (1994), the major body component that critically distinguishes the differences between the sexes into two mutually exclusive categories is the presence of the phallus. In this phenomenon, the penis is not understood by its simple biological functioning capacities such as urination or insemination, but a socially recognised symbolic representation of any forms of human sexuality...
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