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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 service of propagation is therefore the last phase through which the 

sexual organization passes. 

 

*The Two Periods of Object Selection.*--That the object selection takes 

place in two periods, or in two shifts, can be spoken of as a typical 

occurrence. The first shift has its origin between the age of three and 

five years, and is brought to a stop or to retrogression by the latency 

period; it is characterized by the infantile nature of its sexual aims. 

The second shift starts with puberty and determines the definitive 

formation of the sexual life. 

 

The fact of the double object selection which is essentially due to the 

effect of the latency period, becomes most significant for the 

disturbance of this terminal state. The results of the infantile object 

selection reach into the later period; they are either preserved as such 

or are even refreshed at the time of puberty. But due to the development 

of the repression which takes place between the two phases they turn out 

as unutilizable. The sexual aims have become softened and now represent 

what we can designate as the _tender_ streams of the sexual life. Only 

psychoanalytic investigation can demonstrate that behind this 

tenderness, such as honoring and esteeming, there is concealed the old 

sexual strivings of the infantile partial impulses which have now become 

useless. The object selection of the pubescent period must renounce the 

infantile objects and begin anew as a sensuous stream. The fact that the 

two streams do not meet often enough has as a result that one of the 

ideals of the sexual life, namely, the union of all desires in one 

object, can not be attained. 

 


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