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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

symptom. 

 

*The Psychic Participation in the Perversions.*--Perhaps it is precisely 

in the most abominable perversions that we must recognize the most 

prolific psychic participation for the transformation of the sexual 

impulse. In these cases a piece of psychic work has been accomplished in 

which, in spite of its gruesome success, the value of an idealization of 

the impulse can not be disputed. The omnipotence of love nowhere perhaps 

shows itself stronger than in this one of her aberrations. The highest 

and the lowest everywhere in sexuality hang most intimately together. 

("From heaven through the world to hell.") 

 

*Two Results.*--In the study of perversions we have gained an insight 

into the fact that the sexual impulse has to struggle against certain 

psychic forces, resistances, among which shame and loathing are most 

prominent. We may presume that these forces are employed to confine the 

impulse within the accepted normal limits, and if they have become 

developed in the individual before the sexual impulse has attained its 

full strength, it is really they which have directed it in the course of 

development.[23] 

 

We have furthermore remarked that some of the examined perversions can 

be comprehended only by assuming the union of many motives. If they are 

amenable to analysis--disintegration--they must be of a composite 

nature. This may give us a hint that the sexual impulse itself may not 

be something simple, that it may on the contrary be composed of many 

components which detach themselves to form perversions. Our clinical 

observation thus calls our attention to _fusions_ which have lost their 

expression in the uniform normal behavior. 

 

 

4. THE SEXUAL IMPULSE IN NEUROTICS 

 

*Psychoanalysis.*--A proper contribution to the knowledge of the sexual 

impulse in persons who are at least related to the normal can be gained 

only from one source, and is accessible only by one definite path. There 

is only one way to obtain a thorough and unerring solution of problems 

in the sexual life of so-called psychoneurotics (hysteria, obsessions, 

the wrongly-named neurasthenia, and surely also dementia praecox, and 

paranoia), and that is by subjecting them to the psychoanalytic 

investigations propounded by J. Breuer and myself in 1893, which we 

called the "cathartic" treatment. 

 

I must repeat what I have said in my published work, that these 

psychoneuroses, as far as my experience goes, are based on sexual motive 

powers. I do not mean that the energy of the sexual impulse merely 

contributes to the forces supporting the morbid manifestations 


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