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THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-1
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-2
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-3
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-4
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-5
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-6
THE FIRST WOMAN, AND HER ANTEDILUVIAN DESCENDANTS-7
DEGREES OF SENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENT AT DIFFERENT PERIODS-8
A VIEW OF MATRIMONY IN THREE DIFFERENT LIGHTS
FEMALE FRIENDSHIP
A LETTER TO A NEW MARRIED MAN
ITALIAN DEBAUCHERY
CUSTOM IN THE MOGUL EMPIRE
ANECDOTE OF CAESAR
POWER OF PHILTRES AND CHARMS
LAPLAND AND GREENLAND LADY
ART OF DETERMINING THE PRECISE FIGURE, THE DEGREE OF BEAUTY,THE HABITS, AND THE AGE, OF WOMEN, NOTWITHSTANDING THE AIDS AND DISGUISES OF DRESS
THE IDEAL OF FEMALE BEAUTY; OR A DESCRIPTION OF THE FAMOUS STATUE OF THE VENUS DE MEDICI
AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY-1
AN ESSAY ON MATRIMONY-2
Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex. PREFACE
THE SEXUAL ABERRATIONS-1.1
DEVIATION IN REFERENCE TO THE SEXUAL AIM-1.2
GENERAL STATEMENTS APPLICABLE TO ALL PERVERSIONS-1.3
PARTIAL IMPULSES AND EROGENOUS ZONES-1.4
THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.1
THE SEXUAL AIM OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.2
THE INFANTILE SEXUAL INVESTIGATION-2.3
THE SOURCES OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY-2.4
THE TRANSFORMATION OF PUBERTY-3
THE THEORY OF THE LIBIDO-3.1
SUMMARY-3.2
SUMMARY-3.3
INDEX-1
INDEX-2
INDEX-3

ITALIAN DEBAUCHERY. 

 

If chastity is none of the most shining virtues of the French, it is 

still less so of the Italians. Almost all the travellers who have 

visited Italy, agree in describing it as the most abandoned of all the 

countries of Europe. At Venice, at Naples, and indeed in almost every 

part of Italy, women are taught from their infancy, the various arts of 

alluring to their arms, the young and unwary, and of obtaining from 

them, while heated by love or wine, every thing that flattery and false 

smiles can obtain in those unguarded moments: and so little infamous is 

the trade of prostitution, and so venal the women, that hardly any rank 

or condition set them above being bribed to it, nay, they are frequently 

assisted by their male friends and acquaintances to drive a good 

bargain; nor does their career of debauchery finish with their unmarried 

state; the vows of fidelity which they make at the altar, are like the 

vows and oaths made upon too many other occasions, only considered as 

nugatory forms, which law has obliged them to take, but custom absolved 

them from performing. They even claim and enjoy greater liberties after 

marriage than before; every married woman has a cicisbey, or gallant, 

who attends her to all public places, hands her in and out of her 

carriage, picks up her gloves or fan, and a thousand other little 

offices of the same natures; but this is only his public employment, as 

a reward for which, he is entitled to have the lady as often as he 

pleases at a place of retirement sacred to themselves, where no person 

not even the most intrusive husband must enter, to be witness of what 

passes between them. This has been considered by people of other 

nations, as a custom not altogether consistent with chastity and purity 

of manners; the Italians themselves however, endeavor to justify it in 

their conversations with strangers, and Baretti has of late years 

published a formal vindication of it to the world. In this vindication 

he has not only deduced the original of it from pure Platonic love, but 

would willingly persuade us that it is still continued upon the same 

mental principles; a doctrine which the world will hardly be credulous 

enough to swallow, even though he should offer more convincing arguments 

to support it than he has already done. 

 

 

NAKED FAKIERS 

 

So different over all the world are the sects of saints as well as of 

sinners, that besides the Bramins, a set of innocent and religious 

priests, who have rendered their women virtuous by treating them with 

kindness and humanity, there are another sect of religio-philosophical 


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