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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

dissolute, even beyond any thing we have hitherto recorded, is but too 

certain. As polygamy is not allowed among them, to satisfy the lust of 

variety, they have a society called Arreoy, in which every woman is 

common to every man; and when any of these women happens to have a 

child, it is smothered in the moment of its birth, that it may not 

interrupt the pleasures of its infamous mother; but in this juncture, 

should nature relent at so horrid a deed, even then the mother is not 

allowed to save her child, unless she can find a man who will patronise 

it as a father; in which case, the man is considered as having 

appropriated the woman to himself, and she is accordingly extruded from 

this hopeful society. These few anecdotes sufficiently characterise the 

women of this island. 

 

 

 

 

CRIM. CON. OF CLAUDIUS AND POMPEIA. 

 

Our own times furnish us with an instance of a ceremony from which all 

women are carefully excluded;[2] but the Roman ladies, in performing the 

rites sacred to the good goddess, were even more afraid of the men than 

our masons are of women; for we are told by some authors, that so 

cautious were they of concealment, that even the statutes and pictures 

of men and other male animals were hood-winked with a thick veil. The 

house of the consul, though commonly so large that they might have been 

perfectly secured against all intrusion in some remote apartment of it, 

was obliged to be evacuated by all male animals, and even the consul 

himself was not suffered to remain in it. Before they began their 

ceremonies, every corner and lurking place in the house was carefully 

searched, and no caution omitted to prevent all possibility of being 

discovered by impertinent curiosity, or disturbed by presumptive 

intrusion. But these cautions were not all the guard that was placed 

around them; The laws of the Romans made it death for any man to be 

present at the solemnity. 

 

Such being the precautions, and such the penalties for insuring the 

secrecy of this ceremony, it was only once attempted to be violated, 

though it existed from the foundation of the Roman empire till the 

introduction of Christianity; and this attempt was made, not so much 

perhaps with a view to be present at the ceremony, as to fulfil an 

assignation with a mistress. Pompeia, the wife of Caesar, having been 

suspected of a criminal correspondence with Claudius, and so closely 

watched that she could find no opportunity of gratifying her passion, at 

last, by the means of a female slave, settled an assignation with him at 

the celebration of the rites of the good goddess. Claudius was directed 


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