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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

cases (executive weakness of the sexual apparatus).[17] The connection 

with the normal is occasioned by the psychologically necessary 

overestimation of the sexual object, which inevitably encroaches upon 

everything associatively related to it (sexual object). A certain degree 

of such fetichism therefore regularly belong to the normal, especially 

during those stages of wooing when the normal sexual aim seems 

inaccessible or its realization deferred. 

 

"Get me a handkerchief from her bosom--a garter of my love." 

--FAUST. 

 

The case becomes pathological only when the striving for the fetich 

fixes itself beyond such determinations and takes the place of the 

normal sexual aim; or again, when the fetich disengages itself from the 

person concerned and itself becomes a sexual object. These are the 

general determinations for the transition of mere variations of the 

sexual impulse into pathological aberrations. 

 

The persistent influence of a sexual impress mostly received in early 

childhood often shows itself in the selection of a fetich, as Binet 

first asserted, and as was later proven by many illustrations,--a thing 

which may be placed parallel to the proverbial attachment to a first 

love in the normal ("On revient toujours a ses premiers amours"). Such a 

connection is especially seen in cases with only fetichistic 

determinations of the sexual object. The significance of early sexual 

impressions will be met again in other places. 

 

In other cases it was mostly a symbolic thought association, unconscious 

to the person concerned, which led to the replacing of the object by 

means of a fetich. The paths of these connections can not always be 

definitely demonstrated. The foot is a very primitive sexual symbol 

already found in myths.[18] Fur is used as a fetich probably on account 

of its association with the hairiness of the mons veneris. Such 

symbolism seems often to depend on sexual experiences in childhood.[19] 

 

 

(_b_) _Fixation of Precursory Sexual Aims_ 

 

*The Appearance of New Intentions.*--All the outer and inner 

determinations which impede or hold at a distance the attainment of the 

normal sexual aim, such as impotence, costliness of the sexual object, 

and dangers of the sexual act, will conceivably strengthen the 

inclination to linger at the preparatory acts and to form them into new 

sexual aims which may take the place of the normal. On closer 

investigation it is always seen that the ostensibly most peculiar of 


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