Pascal le Maléfan : spitting in the adolescent, between emission and expression

Spitting is a frequent behavior in adolescence, especially in boys, and it first appears as sign of virility showing itself. But here we will hypothesize that an incompatibility with speech, speech wherein subjectivity is implicated in an « unsaid » way, is found in this very behavior which leads the subject to abandon appearances and show, in order to venture further into speaking that supports seduction and the love relationship as a new position in the world.