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Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America$
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Zeb Tortorici

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520288140

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520288140.001.0001

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Unnatural Sex?

(p.213) Epilogue
Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America

Pete Sigal

University of California Press

This concluding chapter asserts that desire in the post-Freudian universe is a topic fraught with concepts of repression and libido; however, various accounts in this study have used the concept in a different manner. For instance, Esteban Sobrino expressed that his sexual desires for both women and men conformed with his understanding of nature. Deprived of access to women, he had natural desires that he needed to express, but he did not go so far as to commit sodomy. Also, María Getrudis Arévalo had significant bodily desires that she expressed through her use of sacred objects to satisfy her bodily needs.

Keywords:   Esteban Sobrino, sexual desires, nature, sacred objects, repression, libido, María Getrudis Arévalo

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