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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

separate this connection between the impulse and the object. The sexual 

impulse is probably entirely independent of its object and is not 

originated by the stimuli proceeding from the object. 

 

 

B. _The Sexually Immature and Animals as Sexual Objects_ 

 

Whereas those sexual inverts whose sexual object does not belong to the 

normally adapted sex, appear to the observer as a collective number of 

perhaps otherwise normal individuals, the persons who choose for their 

sexual object the sexually immature (children) are apparently from the 

first sporadic aberrations. Only exceptionally are children the 

exclusive sexual objects. They are mostly drawn into this role by a 

faint-hearted and impotent individual who makes use of such substitutes, 

or when an impulsive urgent desire cannot at the time secure the proper 

object. Still it throws some light on the nature of the sexual impulse, 

that it should suffer such great variation and depreciation of its 

object, a thing which hunger, adhering more energetically to its object, 

would allow only in the most extreme cases. The same may be said of 

sexual relations with animals--a thing not at all rare among 

farmers--where the sexual attraction goes beyond the limits of the 

species. 

 

For esthetic reasons one would fain attribute this and other excessive 

aberrations of the sexual impulse to the insane, but this cannot be 

done. Experience teaches that among the latter no disturbances of the 

sexual impulse can be found other than those observed among the sane, or 

among whole races and classes. Thus we find with gruesome frequency 

sexual abuse of children by teachers and servants merely because they 

have the best opportunities for it. The insane present the aforesaid 

aberration only in a somewhat intensified form; or what is of special 

significance is the fact that the aberration becomes exclusive and takes 

the place of the normal sexual gratification. 

 

This very remarkable relation of sexual variations ranging from the 

normal to the insane gives material for reflection. It seems to me that 

the fact to be explained would show that the impulses of the sexual life 

belong to those which even normally are most poorly controlled by the 

higher psychic activities. He who is in any way psychically abnormal, be 

it in social or ethical conditions, is, according to my experience, 

regularly so in his sexual life. But many are abnormal in their sexual 

life who in every other respect correspond to the average; they have 

followed the human cultural development, but sexuality remained as their 


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