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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

children, that all boys, at least at one time in their lives, want to 

become conductors and drivers. They are wont to ascribe to railroad 

activities an extraordinary and mysterious interest, and during the age 

of phantastic activity (shortly before puberty) they utilize these as a 

nucleus for exquisite sexual symbolisms. The desire to connect railroad 

travelling with sexuality apparently originates from the pleasurable 

character of the sensation of motion. When the repression later sets in 

and changes so many of the childish likes into their opposites, these 

same persons as adolescents and adults then react to the rocking and 

rolling with nausea and become terribly exhausted by a railroad journey, 

or they show a tendency to attacks of anxiety during the journey, and by 

becoming obsessed with railroad phobia they protect themselves against a 

repetition of the painful experiences. 

 

This also fits in with the not as yet understood fact that the 

concurrence of fear with mechanical shaking produces the severest 

hysterical forms of traumatic neurosis. It may at least be assumed that 

inasmuch as even a slight intensity of these influences becomes a source 

of sexual excitement, the action of an excessive amount of the same will 

produce a profound disorder in the sexual mechanism. 

 

*Muscular Activity.*--It is well known that the child has need for 

strong muscular activity, from the gratification of which it draws 

extraordinary pleasure. Whether this pleasure has anything to do with 

sexuality, whether it includes in itself sexual satisfaction? or can be 

the occasion of sexual excitement; all this may be refuted by critical 

consideration, which will probably be directed also to the position 

taken above that the pleasure in the sensations of passive movement are 

of sexual character or that they are sexually exciting. The fact 

remains, however, that a number of persons report that they experienced 

the first signs of excitement in their genitals during fighting or 

wrestling with playmates, in which situation, besides the general 

muscular exertion, there is an intensive contact with the opponent's 

skin which also becomes effective. The desire for muscular contest with 

a definite person, like the desire for word contest in later years, is a 

good sign that the object selection has been directed toward this 

person. "Was sich liebt, das neckt sich."[21] In the promotion of sexual 

excitement through muscular activity we might recognize one of the 

sources of the sadistic impulse. The infantile connection between 


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