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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

unfamiliar to the author, or that they were neglected by him as 

something of secondary importance. 

 

The dependence of this work on the psychoanalytic experiences which have 

determined the writing of it, shows itself not only in the selection but 

also in the arrangement of the material. A certain succession of stages 

was observed, the occasional factors are rendered prominent, the 

constitutional ones are left in the background, and the ontogenetic 

development receives greater consideration than the phylogenetic. For 

the occasional factors play the principal role in analysis, and are 

almost completely worked up in it, while the constitutional factors only 

become evident from behind as elements which have been made functional 

through experience, and a discussion of these would lead far beyond the 

working sphere of psychoanalysis. 

 

A similar connection determines the relation between ontogenesis and 

phylogenesis. Ontogenesis may be considered as a repetition of 

phylogenesis insofar as the latter has not been varied by a more recent 

experience. The phylogenetic disposition makes itself visible behind the 

ontogenetic process. But fundamentally the constitution is really the 

precipitate of a former experience of the species to which the newer 

experience of the individual being is added as the sum of the occasional 

factors. 

 

Beside its thoroughgoing dependence on psychoanalytic investigation I 

must emphasize as a character of this work of mine its intentional 

independence of biological investigation. I have carefully avoided the 

inclusion of the results of scientific investigation in general sex 

biology or of particular species of animals in this study of human 

sexual functions which is made possible by the technique of 

psychoanalysis. My aim was indeed to find out how much of the biology of 

the sexual life of man can be discovered by means of psychological 

investigation; I was able to point to additions and agreements which 

resulted from this examination, but I did not have to become confused if 

the psychoanalytic methods led in some points to views and results which 

deviated considerably from those merely based on biology. 

 

I have added many passages in this edition, but I have abstained from 

calling attention to them, as in former editions, by special marks. The 

scientific work in our sphere has at present been retarded in its 

progress, nevertheless some supplements to this work were indispensable 

if it was to remain in touch with our newer psychoanalytic literature. 


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