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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

cooperation exists. The greatest results will always be brought about by 

a neurosis if constitution and experience cooperate in the same 

direction. A pronounced constitution may perhaps be able to dispense 

with the assistance of daily impressions, while a profound disturbance 

in life may perhaps bring on a neurosis even in an average constitution. 

These views similarly hold true in the etiological significance 

of the congenital and the accidental experiences in other spheres. 

 

If, however, preference is given to the assumption that an especially 

formed tendency to perversions is characteristic of the psychoneurotic 

constitution, there is a prospect of being able to distinguish a 

multiformity of such constitutions in accordance with the congenital 

preponderance of this or that erogenous zone, or of this or that partial 

impulse. Whether there is a special relationship between the 

predisposition to perversions and the selection of the morbid picture 

has not, like many other things in this realm, been investigated. 

 

 

 

REFERENCE TO THE INFANTILISM OF SEXUALITY 

 

By demonstrating the perverted feelings as symptomatic formations in 

psychoneurotics, we have enormously increased the number of persons who 

can be added to the perverts. This is not only because neurotics 

represent a very large proportion of humanity, but we must consider also 

that the neuroses in all their gradations run in an uninterrupted series 

to the normal state. Moebius was quite justified in saying that we are 

all somewhat hysterical. Hence, the very wide dissemination of 

perversions urged us to assume that the predisposition to perversions is 

no rare peculiarity but must form a part of the normally accepted 

constitution. 

 

We have heard that it is a question whether perversions should be 

referred to congenital determinations or whether they originate from 

accidental experiences, just as Binet showed in fetichisms. Now we are 

forced to the conclusion that there is indeed something congenital at 

the basis of perversions, but it is something _which is congenital in 

all persons_, which as a predisposition may fluctuate in intensity and 

is brought into prominence by influences of life. We deal here with 

congenital roots in the constitution of the sexual impulse which in one 

series of cases develop into real carriers of sexual activity 

(perverts); while in other cases they undergo an insufficient 

suppression (repression), so that as morbid symptoms they are enabled to 

attract to themselves in a round-about way a considerable part of the 


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