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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

influences of the object selection, we found the sexual rejection or the 

early sexual intimidation, and our attention was also called to the fact 

that the existence of both parents plays an important role in the 

child's life. The disappearance of a strong father in childhood not 

infrequently favors the inversion. Finally, one might demand that the 

inversion of the sexual object should notionally be strictly separated 

from the mixing of the sex characteristics in the subject. A certain 

amount of independence is unmistakable also in this relation. 

 

[12] Although psychoanalysis has not yet given us a full explanation for 

the origin of inversion, it has revealed the psychic mechanism of its 

genesis and has essentially enriched the problems in question. In all 

the cases examined we have ascertained that the later inverts go through 

in their childhood a phase of very intense but short-lived fixation on 

the woman (usually on the mother) and after overcoming it they identify 

themselves with the woman and take themselves as the sexual object; that 

is, proceeding on a narcissistic basis, they look for young men 

resembling themselves in persons whom they wish to love as their mother 

has loved them. We have, moreover, frequently found that alleged inverts 

are by no means indifferent to the charms of women, but the excitation 

evoked by the woman is always transferred to a male object. They thus 

repeat through life the mechanism which gave origin to their inversion. 

Their obsessive striving for the man proves to be determined by their 

restless flight from the woman. 

 

[13] The most pronounced difference between the sexual life 

(Liebesleben) of antiquity and ours lies in the fact that the ancients 

placed the emphasis on the impulse itself, while we put it on its 

object. The ancients extolled the impulse and were ready to ennoble 

through it even an inferior object, while we disparage the activity of 

the impulse as such and only countenance it on account of the merits of 

the object. 

 

[14] I must mention here that the blind obedience evinced by the 

hypnotized subject to the hypnotist causes me to think that the nature 

of hypnosis is to be found in the unconscious fixation of the libido on 

the person of the hypnotizer (by means of the masochistic component of 

the sexual impulse). 

 

Ferenczi connects this character of suggestibility with the "parent 

complex" (Jahrbuch fuer Psychoanalytische und psychopathologische 

Forschungen, I, 1909). 

 

[15] Moreover, it is to be noted that sexual overvaluation does not 


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