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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

money, nor was she at liberty to refuse either these, or the request of 

the stranger who offered them, whatever was the value of the money, or 

however mean or disagreeable the donor. These preliminaries being 

settled, they retired together to fulfil the law, after which the woman 

returned and offered the goddess the sacrifice prescribed by custom, and 

then was at liberty to return home. Nor was this custom entirely 

confined to the Babylonians; in the island of Cyprus they sent young 

women at stated times to the sea-shore, where they prostituted 

themselves to Venus, that they might be chaste the rest of their lives. 

In some other countries, a certain number only were doomed to 

prostitution, as it is supposed, by way of a bribe, to induce the 

goddess of debauchery to save the rest. 

 

When a woman had once entered the temple of Venus, she was not allowed 

to depart from it till she had fulfilled the law: and it frequently 

happened that those to whom nature had been less indulgent than to 

others, remained there a long time before any person offered to perform 

with them the condition of their release. A custom, we think, some times 

alluded to in scripture, and expressly delineated in the book of Baruch: 

"The women also, with cords about them, sitting in the ways, burn bran 

for perfume; but, if any of them, drawn by some that passeth by, lie 

with him, she reproacheth her fellow that she was not thought worthy as 

herself, nor her cord broken." Though this infamous law was at first 

strictly observed by all the women of Babylon, yet it would seem that, 

in length of time, they grew ashamed of, and in many cases dispensed 

with it; for we are informed that women of the superior ranks of life, 

who were not willing literally to fulfil the law, were allowed a kind of 

evasion; they were carried in litters to the gates of the temple, where, 

having dismissed all their attendants, they entered alone, presented 

themselves before the statue of the goddess, and returned home. Possibly 

this was done by the assistance of a bribe, to those who had the care of 

the temple. 

 

 

INDECENCY AT ADRIANOPLE. 

 

In Adrianople and the neighboring cities, the women have public baths, 

which are a part of their religion and of their amusement, and a bride, 

the first time she appears there, after her marriage, is received in a 

particular manner. The matrons and widows being seated round the room, 

the virgins immediately put themselves into the original state of Eve. 

The bride comes to the door richly dressed and adorned with jewels; two 


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