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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

again suppressed, or it may continue without interruption. The possible 

relations are very diverse and can only be elucidated through a more 

precise analysis of individual cases. The details, however, of this 

_second_ infantile sexual activity leave behind the profoundest 

(unconscious) impressions in the persons's memory; if the individual 

remains healthy they determine his character and if he becomes sick 

after puberty they determine the symptomatology of his neurosis.[16] In 

the latter case it is found that this sexual period is forgotten and the 

conscious reminiscences pointing to them are displaced; I have already 

mentioned that I would like to connect the normal infantile amnesia with 

this infantile sexual activity. By psychoanalytic investigation it is 

possible to bring to consciousness the forgotten material, and thereby 

to remove a compulsion which emanates from the unconscious psychic 

material. 

 

*The Return of the Infantile Masturbation.*--The sexual excitation of 

the nursing period returns during the designated years of childhood as a 

centrally determined tickling sensation demanding onanistic 

gratification, or as a pollution-like process which, analogous to the 

pollution of maturity, may attain gratification without the aid of any 

action. The latter case is more frequent in girls and in the second half 

of childhood; its determinants are not well understood, but it often, 

though not regularly, seems to have as a basis a period of early active 

onanism. The symptomatology of this sexual manifestation is poor; the 

genital apparatus is still undeveloped and all signs are therefore 

displayed by the urinary apparatus which is, so to say, the guardian of 

the genital apparatus. Most of the so-called bladder disturbances of 

this period are of a sexual nature; whenever the enuresis nocturna does 

not represent an epileptic attack it corresponds to a pollution. 

 

The return of the sexual activity is determined by inner and outer 

causes which can be conjectured from the formation of the symptoms of 

neurotic diseases and definitely revealed by psychoanalytic 

investigations. The internal causes will be discussed later, the 

accidental outer causes attain at this time a great and permanent 

significance. As the first outer cause we have the influence of 

seduction which prematurely treats the child as a sexual object; under 

conditions favoring impressions this teaches the child the gratification 

of the genital zones, and thus usually forces it to repeat this 

gratification in onanism. Such influences can come from adults or other 


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