The Freud Museum


Two stately palaces

Standing back a little behind two stately palaces was a little house with closed doors. My wife led me along a piece of street up to the little house and pushed the door open; I then slipped quickly and easily into the inside of a court …

Anyone, however, who has had a little experience in translating dreams will at once reflect that penetrating into narrow spaces and opening closed doors are among the commonest sexual symbols, and will easily perceive in this dream a representation of an attempt at coitus a tergo (between the two stately buttocks of the female body).

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