This is the basic idea that satisfying adult functioning in all spheres is based on the capacity of healthy sexual functioning. Genitality refers then not just to sex but to life in general. In psychoanalysis, the 'healthy character was said to be a 'genital' character and Wilhelm Reich continued that idea. Alexander Lowen was less sure that 'genital character' was either a relaity or a useful concept, but he did consider the mature aggression and self-posession implied in genitality to be signs of health.