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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

the infantile organization is still backward--the effort of the 

infantile investigator regularly remains fruitless, and ends in a 

renunciation which not infrequently leaves a lasting injury to the 

desire for knowledge. The sexual investigation of these early childhood 

years is always conducted alone, it signifies the first step towards 

independent orientation in the world, and causes a marked estrangement 

between the child and the persons of his environment who formerly 

enjoyed its full confidence. 

 

*The Phases of Development of the Sexual Organization.*--As 

characteristics of the infantile sexuality we have hitherto emphasized 

the fact that it is essentially autoerotic (it finds its object in its 

own body), and that its individual partial impulses, which on the whole 

are unconnected and independent of one another, are striving for the 

acquisition of pleasure. The end of this development forms the so-called 

normal sexual life of the adult in which the acquisition of pleasure has 

been put into the service of the function of propagation, and the 

partial impulses, under the primacy of one single erogenous zone, have 

formed a firm organization for the attainment of the sexual aim in a 

strange sexual object. 

 

*Pregenital Organizations.*--The study, with the help of 

psychoanalysis, of the inhibitions and disturbances in this course of 

development now permits us to recognize additions and primary stages of 

such organization of the partial impulses which likewise furnish a sort 

of sexual regime. These phases of the sexual organization normally will 

pass over smoothly and will only be recognizable by slight indications. 

Only in pathological cases do they become active and discernible to 

coarse observation. 

 

Organizations of the sexual life in which the genital zones have not yet 

assumed the dominating role we would call the _pregenital_ phase. So far 

we have become acquainted with two of them which recall reversions to 

early animal states. 

 

One of the first of such pregenital sexual organizations is the _oral_, 

or if we wish, the cannibalistic. Here the sexual activity is not yet 

separated from the taking of nourishment, and the contrasts within the 

same not yet differentiated. The object of the one activity is also that 

of the other, the sexual aim consists in the _incorporating_ into one's 

own body of the object, it is the prototype of that which later plays 

such an important psychic role as _identification_. As a remnant of this 

fictitious phase of organization forced on us by pathology we can 


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