The Founder of the Orgone Movement
Wilhelm Reich had a knack for annoying people. Alternatively, he possessed the courage of his convictions but expressing them made him unpopular. A student of Freud, he emphasized the role of sex in psychology to a much greater extent than ever before. His advocacy of adolescent sexuality and contraceptive use made him few friends in Catholic Austria. Even so, much of his early work became influential in psychoanalysis. Likewise, he is much less famous today than many of his contemporaries.