I feel sure that by this time the manifold interrelations of the series — faeces, penis, baby — have become totally unintel- ligible; so I will to remedy the defect by presenting them diagrammatically, and in considering the diagram we can review the same material in a different order.
The Freud Reader - Chapter 7, Character and Anal Eroticism Summary & Analysis
A contribution to the problem of choice of neurosis. Finally, it scarcely requires to be emphasized that the developmental events here described -just as the others found in psychoanalysis - have been inferred from the regressions into which they had been forced by neurotic processes. He continued, "the memory of [stimulation] will produce by deferred action. It actually revolves around the replacement of what Freud calls the pleasure principle by the reality principle. We can say what the ultimate outcome of the infantile wish for a penis is in women in whom the determinants of a neurosis in later life are absent: The relationship between the penis and the passage lined with mucous membrane which it fills and excites already has its prototype in the pregenital, anal-sadistic phase.