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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

of which certainly remains quite mysterious to us--should be set in 

motion. The factor making this provision in a more or less direct way is 

the excitation of the sensible surfaces of the skin and sensory organs, 

while the most immediate exciting influences are exerted on certain 

parts which are designated as erogenous zones. The criterion in all 

these sources of sexual excitement is really the quality of the stimuli, 

though the factor of intensity (in pain) is not entirely unimportant. 

But in addition to this there are arrangements in the organism which 

induce sexual excitement as a subsidiary action in a large number of 

inner processes as soon as the intensity of these processes has risen 

above certain quantitative limits. What we have designated as the 

partial impulses of sexuality are either directly derived from these 

inner sources of sexual excitation or composed of contributions from 

such sources and from erogenous zones. It is possible that nothing of 

any considerable significance occurs in the organism that does not 

contribute its components to the excitement of the sexual impulse. 

 

It seems to me at present impossible to shed more light and certainty on 

these general propositions, and for this I hold two factors responsible; 

first, the novelty of this manner of investigation, and secondly, the 

fact that the nature of the sexual excitement is entirely unfamiliar to 

us. Nevertheless, I will not forbear speaking about two points which 

promise to open wide prospects in the future. 

 

*Diverse Sexual Constitutions.*--(_a_) We have considered above the 

possibility of establishing the manifold character of congenital sexual 

constitutions through the diverse formation of the erogenous zones; we 

may now attempt to do the same in dealing with the indirect sources of 

sexual excitement. We may assume that, although these different sources 

furnish contributions in all individuals, they are not all equally 

strong in all persons; and that a further contribution to the 

differentiation of the diverse sexual constitution will be found in the 

preferred developments of the individual sources of sexual excitement. 

 

*The Paths of Opposite Influences.*--(_b_) Since we are now dropping the 

figurative manner of expression hitherto employed, by which we spoke of 

_sources_ of sexual excitement, we may now assume that all the 

connecting ways leading from other functions to sexuality must also be 

passable in the reverse direction. For example, if the lip zone, the 

common possession of both functions, is responsible for the fact that 


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