“Let your belly be full, your clothes clean, your body and head washed; enjoy yourself day and night, dance, sing and have fun; look upon the child who holds.
Patients often ask, “Why am I so anal”? His theory of the “anal-retentive personality” is one of them. While anal-retentive personality is not included in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual, it has some commonalities with Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder: excess cleanliness.
Why do men fantasize obsessively about anal sex? What is with the male fascination with heterosexual anal sex, anyway? When women do have anal sex, the overwhelming majority do so at the request of their male partner.
According to the field of cognitive psychology, Freud's anal stage falls into the category of internal mental states.