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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

new contradiction to the popular belief which assumes that a human being 

is either a man or a woman. Science shows cases in which the sexual 

characteristics appear blurred and thus the sexual distinction is made 

difficult, especially on an anatomical basis. The genitals of such 

persons unite the male and female characteristics (hermaphroditism). In 

rare cases both parts of the sexual apparatus are well developed (true 

hermaphroditism), but usually both are stunted.[9] 

 

The importance of these abnormalities lies in the fact that they 

unexpectedly facilitate the understanding of the normal formation. A 

certain degree of anatomical hermaphroditism really belongs to the 

normal. In no normally formed male or female are traces of the apparatus 

of the other sex lacking; these either continue functionless as 

rudimentary organs, or they are transformed for the purpose of assuming 

other functions. 

 

The conception which we gather from this long known anatomical fact is 

the original predisposition to bisexuality, which in the course of 

development has changed to monosexuality, leaving slight remnants of the 

stunted sex. 

 

It was natural to transfer this conception to the psychic sphere and to 

conceive the inversion in its aberrations as an expression of psychic 

hermaphroditism. In order to bring the question to a decision, it was 

only necessary to have one other circumstance, viz., a regular 

concurrence of the inversion with the psychic and somatic signs of 

hermaphroditism. 

 

But this second expectation was not realized. The relations between the 

assumed psychical and the demonstrable anatomical androgyny should never 

be conceived as being so close. There is frequently found in the 

inverted a diminution of the sexual impulse (H. Ellis) and a slight 

anatomical stunting of the organs. This, however, is found frequently 

but by no means regularly or preponderately. Thus we must recognize that 

inversion and somatic hermaphroditism are totally independent of each 

other. 

 

Great importance has also been attached to the so-called secondary and 

tertiary sex characters and their aggregate occurrence in the inverted 

has been emphasized (H. Ellis). There is much truth in this but it 

should not be forgotten that the secondary and tertiary sex 

characteristics very frequently manifest themselves in the other sex, 

thus indicating androgyny without, however, involving changes in the 

sexual object in the sense of an inversion. 

 

Psychic hermaphroditism would gain in substantiality if parallel with 

the inversion of the sexual object there should be at least a change in 


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