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In psychoanalysis, "object" often refers to the object of one's sexual desire: Freud, for example, refers to one's "object-choice," the earliest one being the mother (and before her the mother's breast). Freud also refers to "object-cathexes," objects that have been imbued with a sexual charge. "Object-choice" should be carefully distinguished from identification.