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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

(symptoms), but I wish distinctly to maintain that this supplies the 

only constant and the most important source of energy in the neurosis, 

so that the sexual life of such persons manifests itself either 

exclusively, preponderately, or partially in these symptoms. As I have 

already stated in different places, the symptoms are the sexual 

activities of the patient. The proof for this assertion I have obtained 

from the psychoanalysis of hysterics and other neurotics during a period 

of twenty years, the results of which I hope to give later in a detailed 

account. 

 

Psychoanalysis removes the symptoms of hysteria on the supposition that 

they are the substitutes--the transcriptions as it were--for a series of 

emotionally accentuated psychic processes, wishes, and desires, to which 

a passage for their discharge through the conscious psychic activities 

has been cut off by a special process (repression). These thought 

formations which are restrained in the state of the unconscious strive 

for expression, that is, for _discharge_, in conformity to their 

affective value, and find such in hysteria through a process of 

_conversion_ into somatic phenomena--the hysterical symptoms. If, _lege 

artis_, and with the aid of a special technique, retrogressive 

transformations of the symptoms into the affectful and conscious 

thoughts can be effected, it then becomes possible to get the most 

accurate information about the nature and origin of these previously 

unconscious psychic formations. 

 

*Results of Psychoanalysis.*--In this manner it has been discovered that 

the symptoms represent the equivalent for the strivings which received 

their strength from the source of the sexual impulse. This fully concurs 

with what we know of the character of hysterics, which we have taken as 

models for all psycho-neurotics, before they have become diseased, and 

with what we know concerning the causes of the disease. The hysterical 

character evinces a part of sexual repression which reaches beyond the 

normal limits, an exaggeration of the resistances against the sexual 

impulse which we know as shame and loathing. It is an instinctive flight 

from intellectual occupation with the sexual problem, the consequence of 

which in pronounced cases is a complete sexual ignorance, which is 

preserved till the age of sexual maturity is attained.[24] 

 

This feature, so characteristic of hysteria, is not seldom concealed in 

crude observation by the existence of the second constitutional factor 

of hysteria, namely, the enormous development of the sexual craving. But 


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