The pains of sexual disclosure

By François Pommier

This paper aims to show, in relation to clinical situations, to what extent does the revelation of homosexual object-choice to one’s family and loved ones remain a difficult process, in spite of the history of the AIDS years and the so-called sexual revolution. This is a question which we often face in our clinical practice, not only with HIV-positive patients undergoing psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, but more generally in cases of subjects, who consult us for quite different reasons and who soon come to speak about the problem of their budding and hidden homosexuality, which they will soon to be obliged to express in words.

  • psychoanalysis
  • coming-out
  • homosexuality
  • AIDS
  • psychotherapy
  • clinical practice
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