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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

sexual energy; while again in favorable cases between the two extremes 

they originate the normal sexual life through effective restrictions and 

other elaborations. 

 

But we must also remember that the assumed constitution which shows the 

roots of all perversions will be demonstrable only in the child, though 

all impulses can be manifested in it only in moderate intensity. If we 

are led to suppose that neurotics conserve the infantile state of their 

sexuality or return to it, our interest must then turn to the sexual 

life of the child, and we will then follow the play of influences which 

control the processes of development of the infantile sexuality up to 

its termination in a perversion, a neurosis or a normal sexual life. 

 

[1] The facts contained in the first "Contribution" have been gathered 

from the familiar publications of Krafft-Ebing, Moll, Moebius, Havelock 

Ellis, Schrenk-Notzing, Loewenfeld, Eulenberg, J. Bloch, and M. 

Hirschfeld, and from the later works published in the "Jahrbuch fuer 

sexuelle Zwischenstufen." As these publications also mention the other 

literature bearing on this subject I may forbear giving detailed 

references. 

 

The conclusions reached through the investigation of sexual inverts are 

all based on the reports of J. Sadger and on my own experience. 

 

[2] For general use the word "libido" is best translated by "craving." 

(Prof. James J. Putnam, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Vol. IV, 6.) 

 

[3] For the difficulties entailed in the attempt to ascertain the 

proportional number of inverts compare the work of M. Hirschfeld in the 

Jahrbuch fuer sexuelle Zwischenstufen, 1904. Cf. also Brill, The 

Conception of Homosexuality, Journal of the A.M.A., August 2, 1913. 

 

[4] Such a striving against the compulsion to inversion favors cures by 

suggestion of psychoanalysis. 

 

[5] Many have justly emphasized the fact that the autobiographic 

statements of inverts, as to the time of the appearance of their 

tendency to inversion, are untrustworthy as they may have repressed from 

memory any evidences of heterosexual feelings. 

 

Psychoanalysis has confirmed this suspicion in all cases of inversion 

accessible, and has decidedly changed their anamnesis by filling up the 

infantile amnesias. 

 

[6] With what reserve the diagnosis of degeneration should be made and 

what slight practical significance can be attributed to it can be 

gathered from the discussions of Moebius (Ueber Entartung; Grenzfragen 

des Nerven- und Seelenlebens, No. III, 1900). He says: "If we review the 

wide sphere of degeneration upon which we have here turned some light we 


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