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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

same. The principal eunuch of Justinian the Second, threatened to 

chastise the Empress, his master's wife, in the manner that children are 

chastised at school, if she did not obey his orders. 

 

With regard to the private diversions of the Roman ladies, history is 

silent. Their public ones, were such as were common to both sexes; as 

bathing, theatrical representations, horse-races, shows of wild beasts, 

which fought against one another, and sometimes against men, whom the 

emperors, in the plenitude of their despotic power, ordered to engage 

them. 

 

The Romans, of both sexes, spent a great deal of time at the baths; 

which at first, perhaps, were interwoven with their religion, but at 

last were only considered as refinements in luxury. They were places of 

public resort, where people met with their acquaintances and friends, 

where public libraries were kept for such as chose to read, and where 

poets recited their works to such as had patience to hear. 

 

In the earlier periods of Rome, separate baths were appropriated to each 

sex. Luxury, by degrees getting the better of decency, the men and women 

at last bathed promiscuously together. Though this indecent manner of 

bathing was prohibited by the emperor Adrian; yet, in a short time, 

inclination overcame the prohibition; and, in spite of every effort, 

promiscuous bathing continued until the time of Constantine, who, by the 

coercive force of the legislative authority, and the rewards and 

terrors of the Christian religion, put a final stop to it. 

 

 

WOMAN IN SAVAGE LIFE. 

 

Man, in a state of barbarity, equally cruel and indolent, active by 

necessity, but naturally inclined to repose, is acquainted with little 

more than the physical effects of love; and having none of those moral 

ideas which only can soften the empire of force, he is led to consider 

it as his supreme law, subjecting to his despotism those whom reason had 

made his equals, but whose imbecility betrayed them to his strength. 

 

Cast in the lap of naked nature, and exposed to every hardship, the 

forms of women, in savage life, are but little engaging. With nothing 

that deserves the name of culture, their latent qualities, if they have 

any, are like the diamond, while enclosed in the rough flint, incapable 

of shewing any lustre. Thus destitute of every thing by which they can 

excite love, or acquire esteem; destitute of beauty to charm, or art to 

soothe, the tyrant man; they are by him destined to perform every mean 

and servile office. In this the American and other savage women differ 


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