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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

become pronounced in all mechanisms of object selection, and that we 

shall later learn to know another and more direct explanation for the 

sexual role of the other parts of the body. 

 

[16] Further investigations lead to the conclusion that I. Bloch has 

overestimated the factor of excitement-hunger (Reizhunger). The various 

roads upon which the libido moves behave to each other from the very 

beginning like communicating pipes; the factor of collateral streaming 

must also be considered. 

 

[17] This weakness corresponds to the constitutional predisposition. The 

early sexual intimidation which pushes the person away from the normal 

sexual aim and urges him to seek a substitute, has been demonstrated by 

psychoanalysis, as an accidental determinant. 

 

[18] The shoe or slipper is accordingly a symbol for the female 

genitals. 

 

[19] Psychoanalysis has filled up the gap in the understanding of 

fetichisms by showing that the selection of the fetich depends on a 

coprophilic smell-desire which has been lost by repression. Feet and 

hair are strong smelling objects which are raised to fetiches after the 

renouncing of the now unpleasant sensation of smell. Accordingly, only 

the filthy and ill-smelling foot is the sexual object in the perversion 

which corresponds to the foot fetichism. Another contribution to the 

explanation of the fetichistic preference of the foot is found in the 

Infantile Sexual Theories (see later). The foot replaces the penis which 

is so much missed in the woman. In some cases of foot fetichism it could 

be shown that the desire for looking originally directed to the 

genitals, which wished to reach its object from below, was stopped on 

the way by prohibition and repression, and therefore adhered to the foot 

or shoe as a fetich. In conformity with infantile expectation, the 

female genital was hereby imagined as a male genital. 

 

[20] I have no doubt that the conception of the "beautiful" is rooted in 

the soil of sexual excitement and originally signified the sexual 

excitant. The more remarkable, therefore, is the fact that the genitals, 

the sight of which provokes the greatest sexual excitement, can really 

never be considered "beautiful." 

 

[21] Cf. here the later communication on the pregenital phases of the 

sexual development, in which this view is confirmed. See below, 

"Ambivalence." 

 

[22] Instead of substantiating this statement by many examples I will 

merely cite Havelock Ellis (The Sexual Impulse, 1903): "All known cases 

of sadism and masochism, even those cited by v. Krafft-Ebing, always 

show (as has already been shown by Colin, Scott, and Fere) traces of 


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