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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

latency period.[7] 

 

We can also venture an opinion about the mechanisms of such sublimation. 

The sexual feelings of these infantile years on the one hand could not 

be utilizable, since the procreating functions are postponed,--this is 

the chief character of the latency period; on the other hand, they would 

in themselves be perverse, as they would emanate from erogenous zones 

and would be born of impulses which in the individual's course of 

development could only evoke a feeling of displeasure. They therefore 

awaken contrary forces (feelings of reaction), which in order to 

suppress such displeasure, build up the above mentioned psychic dams: 

loathing, shame, and morality.[8] 

 

*The Interruptions of the Latency Period.*--Without deluding ourselves 

as to the hypothetical nature and deficient clearness of our 

understanding regarding the infantile period of latency and delay, we 

will return to reality and state that such a utilization of the 

infantile sexuality represents an ideal bringing up from which the 

development of the individual usually deviates in some measure and often 

very considerably. A portion of the sexual manifestation which has 

withdrawn from sublimation occasionally breaks through, or a sexual 

activity remains throughout the whole duration of the latency period 

until the reinforced breaking through of the sexual impulse in puberty. 

In so far as they have paid any attention to infantile sexuality the 

educators behave as if they shared our views concerning the formation of 

the moral forces of defence at the cost of sexuality, and as if they 

knew that sexual activity makes the child uneducable; for the educators 

consider all sexual manifestations of the child as an "evil" in the face 

of which little can be accomplished. We have, however, every reason for 

directing our attention to those phenomena so much feared by the 

educators, for we expect to find in them the solution of the primitive 

formation of the sexual impulse. 

 

 

THE MANIFESTATIONS OF THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY 

 

For reasons which we shall discuss later we will take as a model of the 

infantile sexual manifestations thumbsucking (pleasure-sucking), to 

which the Hungarian pediatrist, Lindner, has devoted an excellent 

essay.[9] 

 

*Thumbsucking.*--Thumbsucking, which manifests itself in the nursing 

baby and which may be continued till maturity or throughout life, 

consists in a rhythmic repetition of sucking contact with the mouth (the 

lips), wherein the purpose of taking nourishment is excluded. A part of 


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