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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

but along with the erogenous sexual activity they are noticeable even in 

the infantile years as separate and independent strivings. The little 

child is above all shameless, and during its early years it evinces 

definite pleasure in displaying its body and especially its sexual 

organs. A counterpart to this desire which is to be considered as 

perverse, the curiosity to see other persons' genitals, probably appears 

first in the later years of childhood when the hindrance of the feeling 

of shame has already reached a certain development. Under the influence 

of seduction the looking perversion may attain great importance for the 

sexual life of the child. Still, from my investigations of the childhood 

years of normal and neurotic patients, I must conclude that the impulse 

for looking can appear in the child as a spontaneous sexual 

manifestation. Small children, whose attention has once been directed to 

their own genitals--usually by masturbation--are wont to progress in 

this direction without outside interference, and to develop a vivid 

interest in the genitals of their playmates. As the occasion for the 

gratification of such curiosity is generally afforded during the 

gratification of both excrementitious needs, such children become 

_voyeurs_ and are zealous spectators at the voiding of urine and feces 

of others, After this tendency has been repressed, the curiosity to see 

the genitals of others (one's own or those of the other sex) remains as 

a tormenting desire which in some neurotic cases furnishes the strongest 

motive power for the formation of symptoms. 

 

The cruelty component of the sexual impulse develops in the child with 

still greater independence of those sexual activities which are 

connected with erogenous zones. Cruelty is especially near the childish 

character, since the inhibition which restrains the impulse to mastery 

before it causes pain to others--that is, the capacity for 

sympathy--develops comparatively late. As we know, a thorough 

psychological analysis of this impulse has not as yet been successfully 

accomplished; we may assume that the cruel feelings emanate from the 

impulse to mastery and appear at a period in the sexual life before the 

genitals have taken on their later role. It then dominates a phase of 

the sexual life, which we shall later describe as the pregenital 

organization. Children who are distinguished for evincing especial 

cruelty to animals and playmates may be justly suspected of intensive 

and premature sexual activity in the erogenous zones; and in a 

simultaneous prematurity of all sexual impulses, the erogenous sexual 


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