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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 nourishment activity and the strange object was given up in favor of 

one from his own body. 

 

A second pregenital phase is the sadistic-anal organization. Here the 

contrasts which run through the whole sexual life are already developed, 

but cannot yet be designated as _masculine_ and _feminine_, but must be 

called _active_ and _passive_. The activity is supplied by the 

musculature of the body through the mastery impulse; the erogenous 

mucous membrane of the bowel manifests itself above all as an organ with 

a passive sexual aim, for both strivings there are objects present, 

which however do not merge together. Besides them there are other 

partial impulses which are active in an autoerotic manner. The sexual 

polarity and the strange object can thus already be demonstrated in this 

phase. The organization and subordination under the function of 

propagation are still lacking. 

 

*Ambivalence.*--This form of the sexual organization could be retained 

throughout life and continue to draw to itself a large part of the 

sexual activity. The prevalence of sadism and the role of the cloaca of 

the anal zone stamps it with an exquisitely archaic impression. As 

another characteristic belonging to it we can mention the fact that the 

contrasting pair of impulses are developed in almost the same manner, a 

behavior which was designated by Bleuler with the happy name of 

_ambivalence_. 

 

The assumption of the pregenital organizations of the sexual life is 

based on the analysis of the neuroses and hardly deserves any 

consideration without a knowledge of the same. We may expect that 

continued analytic efforts will furnish us with still more disclosures 

concerning the structure and development of the normal sexual function. 

 

To complete the picture of the infantile sexual life one must add that 

frequently or regularly an object selection takes place even in 

childhood which is as characteristic as the one we have represented for 

the phase of development of puberty. This object selection proceeds in 

such a manner that all the sexual strivings proceed in the direction of 

one person in whom they wish to attain their aim. This is then the 

nearest approach to the definitive formation of the sexual life after 

puberty, that is possible in childhood. It differs from the latter only 

in the fact that the collection of the partial impulses and their 

subordination to the primacy of the genitals is very imperfectly or not 

at all accomplished in childhood. The establishment of this primacy in 


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