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oral stage, in freudian psychoanalytic theory, initial psychosexual stage during which the developing infants main concerns are with oral gratification. The oral phase in the normal infant has a direct bearing on the infants activities during the first 18 months of life. The anal stage is the second stage in sigmund freuds theory of psychosexual development, lasting from age 18 months to three years. According to freud, the anus is the primary erogenous zone and pleasure is derived from controlling bladder and bowel movement. The major conflict issue during this stage is toilet training. A fixation at this stage can result in a personality that is too rigid or one that is too disordered. The first stage of psychosexual development is the oral stage, spanning from birth until the age of one year, wherein the infants mouth is the focus of libidinal gratification derived from the pleasure of feeding at the mothers breast, and from the oral exploration of their environment, i. anal stage, in freudian psychoanalytic theory, the period in a childs psychosexual development during which the childs main concerns are with the processes of elimination. The phase is separated into the formative oral-sucking stage, wherein satisfaction is attained by sucking the nipple during nursing, and the later oral-biting stage, whenever satisfaction is additionally attained by biting. The psychosexual stages of development is a concept developed by dr. Freud believed that the development of sexuality began at birth. His theory suggests that children will pass through the 5 stages of psychosexual development. Each stage will fall into one of three critical periods of life. Psychologically, sigmund freud proposed that if the nursing childs appetite were thwarted during any libidinal development stage, the anxiety would persist into adulthood as a neurosis (functional mental disorder). Therefore, an infantile oral fixation (oral craving) would be manifest as an obsession with oral stimulation yet, if weaned either too early or too late, the.