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In thus returning to this adage, Freud makes clear that it is the intolerable confusion of sexual and excretory organs in the maternal body, a confusion out of which the human subject is born, that causes that disgust which is the key to sublimation.
But Freud's emphasis on the conflation of sexual and excretory orifices suggests more at work driving sublimation than disgust with woman's body per se.
Suggesting here that disgust is a kind of pregenital negation, Freud makes repression rather than sublimation its consequence.