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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

the psychological analysis will always reveal it and solves the very 

contradictory enigma of hysteria by proving the existence of the 

contrasting pair, an immense sexual desire and a very exaggerated sexual 

rejection. 

 

The provocation of the disease in hysterically predisposed persons is 

brought about if in consequence of their progressive maturity or 

external conditions of life they are earnestly confronted with the real 

sexual demand. Between the pressure of the craving and the opposition of 

the sexual rejection an outlet for the disease results, which does not 

remove the conflict but seeks to elude it by transforming the libidinous 

strivings into symptoms. It is an exception only in appearance if a 

hysterical person, say a man, becomes subject to some banal emotional 

disturbance, to a conflict in the center of which there is no sexual 

interest. Psychoanalysis will regularly show that it is the sexual 

components of the conflict which make the disease possible by 

withdrawing the psychic processes from normal adjustment. 

 

*Neurosis and Perversion.*--A great part of the opposition to my 

assertion is explained by the fact that the sexuality from which I 

deduce the psychoneurotic symptoms is thought of as coincident with the 

normal sexual impulse. But psychoanalysis teaches us better than this. 

It shows that the symptoms do not by any means result at the expense 

only of the so called normal sexual impulse (at least not exclusively or 

preponderately), but they represent the converted expression of impulses 

which in a broader sense might be designated as _perverse_ if they could 

manifest themselves directly in phantasies and acts without deviating 

from consciousness. The symptoms are therefore partially formed at the 

cost of abnormal sexuality. _The neurosis is, so to say, the negative of 

the perversion._[25] 

 

The sexual impulse of the psychoneurotic shows all the aberrations which 

we have studied as variations of the normal and as manifestations of 

morbid sexual life. 

 

(_a_) In all the neurotics without exception we find feelings of inversion 

in the unconscious psychic life, fixation of libido on persons of the 

same sex. It is impossible, without a deep and searching discussion, 

adequately to appreciate the significance of this factor for the 

formation of the picture of the disease; I can only assert that the 

unconscious propensity to inversion is never wanting and is particularly 

of immense service in explaining male hysteria.[26] 

 

(_b_) All the inclinations to anatomical transgression can be demonstrated 


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