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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

 

(_c_) They are occasionally inverted; _i.e._, under certain external 

conditions, chief among which are the inaccessibility of the normal 

sexual object and initiation, they are able to take as the sexual 

object a person of the same sex and thus find sexual gratification. 

 

The inverted also manifest a manifold behavior in their judgment about 

the peculiarities of their sexual impulse. Some take the inversion as a 

matter of course, just as the normal person does regarding his libido, 

firmly demanding the same rights as the normal. Others, however, strive 

against the fact of their inversion and perceive in it a morbid 

compulsion.[4] 

 

Other variations concern the relations of time. The characteristics of 

the inversion in any individual may date back as far as his memory goes, 

or they may become manifest to him at a definite period before or after 

puberty.[5] The character is either retained throughout life, or it 

occasionally recedes or represents an episode on the road to normal 

development. A periodical fluctuation between the normal and the 

inverted sexual object has also been observed. Of special interest are 

those cases in which the libido changes, taking on the character of 

inversion after a painful experience with the normal sexual object. 

 

These different categories of variation generally exist independently of 

one another. In the most extreme cases it can regularly be assumed that 

the inversion has existed at all times and that the person feels 

contented with his peculiar state. 

 

Many authors will hesitate to gather into a unit all the cases 

enumerated here and will prefer to emphasize the differences rather than 

the common characters of these groups, a view which corresponds with 

their preferred judgment of inversions. But no matter what divisions may 

be set up, it cannot be overlooked that all transitions are abundantly 

met with, so that the formation of a series would seem to impose itself. 

 

*Conception of Inversion.*--The first attention bestowed upon inversion 

gave rise to the conception that it was a congenital sign of nervous 

degeneration. This harmonized with the fact that doctors first met it 

among the nervous, or among persons giving such an impression. There are 

two elements which should be considered independently in this 

conception: the congenitality, and the degeneration. 

 

*Degeneration.*--This term _degeneration_ is open to the objections 

which may be urged against the promiscuous use of this word in general. 

It has in fact become customary to designate all morbid manifestations 


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