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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

Montesquieu, whose system was, that the passions are entirely regulated 

by the climate, brings as a proof of this system, a story from the 

collection of voyages for the establishment of an East India Company, in 

which it is said, that at Patan, "the wanton desires of the women are so 

outrageous, that the men are obliged to make use of a certain apparel to 

shelter them from their designs." Were this story really true, it would 

be but a partial proof of the effect of climate, for why should the 

burning suns of Patan only influence the passions of the fair? Why 

should they there transport that sex beyond decency, which in all other 

climates is the most decent? And leave in so cool and defensive a state, 

that sex, which in all other climates is apt to be the most offensive 

and indecent? To whatever length the spirit of intrigue may be carried 

in Asia and Africa, however the passions of the women may prompt them to 

excite desire, and to throw themselves in the way of gratification, we 

have the strongest reasons to reprobate all these stories, which would 

make us believe, that they are so lost to decency as to attack the other 

sex: such a system would be overturning nature, and inverting the 

established laws by which she governs the world. 

 

 

WOMEN OF OTAHEITE. 

 

In Otaheite, an island in the Southern Ocean, we are presented with 

women of a singular character. As far as we can recollect, we think it 

is a pretty general rule, that whatever the sex are accustomed to be 

constantly clothed, they are ashamed to appear naked: those of Otaheite 

seem however to be an exception to this rule; to show themselves in 

public, with or without clothing, appears to be to them a matter of 

equal indifference, and the exposition of any part of their bodies, is 

not attended with the least backwardness or reluctance; circumstances 

from which we may reasonably infer, that among them, clothes were not 

originally invented to cover shame, but either as ornaments, or as a 

defence against the cold. But a still more striking singularity in the 

character of these women, and which distinguishes them not only from the 

females of all other nations, but likewise from those of almost all 

other animals, is, their performing in public those rites, which in 

every other part of the globe, and among almost all animals, are 

performed in privacy and retirement: whether this is the effect of 

innocence, or of a dissoluteness of manners to which no other people 

have yet arrived, remains still to be discovered; that they are 


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