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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

authors prefer the narrower term algolagnia which emphasizes the 

pleasure in pain and cruelty, whereas the terms selected by v. 

Krafft-Ebing place the pleasure secured in all kinds of humility and 

submission in the foreground. 

 

The roots of active algolagnia, sadism, can be readily demonstrable in 

the normal. The sexuality of most men shows a taint of _aggression_, it 

is a propensity to subdue, the biological significance of which lies in 

the necessity of overcoming the resistance of the sexual object by 

actions other than mere _courting_. Sadism would then correspond to an 

aggressive component of the sexual impulse which has become independent 

and exaggerated and has been brought to the foreground by displacement. 

 

The conception of sadism fluctuates in the usage of language from a mere 

active or impetuous attitude towards the sexual object to the exclusive 

attachment of the gratification to the subjection and maltreatment of 

the object. Strictly speaking only the last extreme case has a claim to 

the name of perversion. 

 

Similarly, the designation of masochism comprises all passive attitude 

to the sexual life and to the sexual object; in its most extreme form 

the gratification is connected with suffering of physical or mental pain 

at the hands of the sexual object. Masochism as a perversion seems to be 

still more remote from the normal sexual life by forming a contrast to 

it; it may be doubted whether it ever appears as a primary form or 

whether it does not more regularly originate through transformation from 

sadism. It can often be recognized that the masochism is nothing but a 

continuation of the sadism turning against one's own person in which the 

latter at first takes the place of the sexual object. Analysis of 

extreme cases of masochistic perversions show that there is a 

cooeperation of a large series of factors which exaggerate and fix the 

original passive sexual attitude (castration complex, conscience). 

 

The pain which is here overcome ranks with the loathing and shame which 

were the resistances opposed to the libido. 

 

Sadism and masochism occupy a special place among the perversions, for 

the contrast of activity and passivity lying at their bases belong to 

the common traits of the sexual life. 

 

That cruelty and sexual impulse are most intimately connected is beyond 

doubt taught by the history of civilization, but in the explanation of 

this connection no one has gone beyond the accentuation of the 

aggressive factors of the libido. The aggression which is mixed with the 

sexual impulse is according to some authors a remnant of cannibalistic 


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