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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

secondary characters of the other sex, and that they really look for 

real feminine psychic features in their sexual object. If that were not 

so it would be incomprehensible why masculine prostitution, in offering 

itself to inverts, copies in all its exterior, to-day as in antiquity, 

the dress and attitudes of woman. This imitation would otherwise be an 

insult to the ideal of the inverts. Among the Greeks, where the most 

manly men were found among inverts, it is quite obvious that it was not 

the masculine character of the boy which kindled the love of man, but it 

was his physical resemblance to woman as well as his feminine psychic 

qualities, such as shyness, demureness, and the need of instruction and 

help. As soon as the boy himself became a man he ceased to be a sexual 

object for men and in turn became a lover of boys. The sexual object in 

this case as in many others is therefore not of the like sex, but it 

unites both sex characters, a compromise between the impulses striving 

for the man and for the woman, but firmly conditioned by the masculinity 

of body (the genitals).[12] 

 

The conditions in the woman are more definite; here the active inverts, 

with special frequency, show the somatic and psychic characters of man 

and desire femininity in their sexual object; though even here greater 

variation will be found on more intimate investigation. 

 

*The Sexual Aim of Inverts.*--The important fact to bear in mind is that 

no uniformity of the sexual aim can be attributed to inversion. 

Intercourse per anum in men by no means goes with inversion; 

masturbation is just as frequently the exclusive aim; and the limitation 

of the sexual aim to mere effusion of feelings is here even more 

frequent than in hetero-sexual love. In women, too, the sexual aims of 

the inverted are manifold, among which contact with the mucous membrane 

of the mouth seems to be preferred. 

 

*Conclusion.*--Though from the material on hand we are by no means in a 

position satisfactorily to explain the origin of inversion, we can say 

that through this investigation we have obtained an insight which can 

become of greater significance to us than the solution of the above 

problem. Our attention is called to the fact that we have assumed a too 

close connection between the sexual impulse and the sexual object. The 

experience gained from the so called abnormal cases teaches us that a 

connection exists between the sexual impulse and the sexual object which 

we are in danger of overlooking in the uniformity of normal states where 

the impulse seems to bring with it the object. We are thus instructed to 


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