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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

the other psychic qualities, such as in the impulses and distinguishing 

traits characteristic of the other sex. But such inversion of character 

can be expected with some regularity only in inverted women; in men the 

most perfect psychic manliness may be united with the inversion. If one 

firmly adheres to the hypothesis of a psychic hermaphroditism, one must 

add that in certain spheres its manifestations allow the recognition of 

only a very slight contrary determination. The same also holds true in 

the somatic androgyny. According to Halban, the appearance of individual 

stunted organs and secondary sex characters are quite independent of 

each other.[10] 

 

A spokesman of the masculine inverts stated the bisexual theory in its 

crudest form in the following words: "It is a female brain in a male 

body." But we do not know the characteristics of a "female brain." The 

substitution of the anatomical for the psychological is as frivolous as 

it is unjustified. The tentative explanation by v. Krafft-Ebing seems to 

be more precisely formulated than that of Ulrich but does not 

essentially differ from it. v. Krafft-Ebing thinks that the bisexual 

predisposition gives to the individual male and female brain centers as 

well as somatic sexual organs. These centers develop first towards 

puberty mostly under the influence of the independent sex glands. We 

can, however, say the same of the male and female "centers" as of the 

male and female brains; and, moreover, we do not even know whether we 

can assume for the sexual functions separate brain locations ("centers") 

such as we may assume for language. 

 

After this discussion, two notions, at all events, persist; first, that 

a bisexual predisposition is to be presumed for the inversion also, only 

we do not know of what it consists beyond the anatomical formations; 

and, second, that we are dealing with disturbances which are experienced 

by the sexual impulse during its development.[11] 

 

*The Sexual Object of Inverts.*--The theory of psychic hermaphroditism 

presupposed that the sexual object of the inverted is the reverse of the 

normal. The inverted man, like the woman, succumbs to the charms 

emanating from manly qualities of body and mind; he feels himself like a 

woman and seeks a man. 

 

But however true this may be for a great number of inverts, it by no 

means indicates the general character of inversion. There is no doubt 

that a great part of the male inverted have retained the psychic 

character of virility, that proportionately they show but little of the 


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