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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

us? Why should they not serve us with whatever we call for, and 

afterwards sit down and eat up what we leave? If they commit faults, why 

should they not suffer correction? It is their business only to bring up 

our children, pound our rice, make our oil, and do every other kind of 

drudgery, purposes to which only their low and inferior natures are 

adapted." 

 

The Circassian custom of breeding young girls, on purpose to be sold in 

the public market to the highest bidder, is generally known. Perhaps, 

however, upon minute examination, we shall find that women are, in some 

degree, bought and sold in every country, whether savage or civilized. 

 

 

 

 

EASTERN WOMEN. 

 

The women of the East, have in general, always exhibited the same 

appearance. Their manners, customs, and fashions, unalterable like their 

rocks, have stood the test of many revolving ages. Though the kingdoms 

of their country have often changed masters, though they have submitted 

to the arms of almost every invader, yet the laws by which their sex are 

governed and enslaved, have never been revised nor amended. 

 

Had the manners and customs of the Asiatic women been subject to the 

same changes as they are in Europe, we might have expected the same 

changes in the sentiments and writings of their men. But, as this is not 

the case, we have reason to presume that the sentiments entertained by 

Solomon, by the apocryphal writers, and by the ancient Bramins, are the 

sentiments of this day. 

 

Though the confinement of women be an unlawful exertion of superior 

power, yet it affords a proof that the inhabitants of the East are 

advanced some degrees farther in civilization than mere savages, who 

have hardly any love and consequently as little jealousy. 

 

This confinement is not very rigid in the empire of the Mogul. It is, 

perhaps, less so in China, and in Japan hardly exists. 

 

Though women are confined in the Turkish empire, they experience every 

other indulgence. They are allowed, at stated times, to go to the public 

baths; their apartments are richly, if not elegantly furnished; they 

have a train of female slaves to serve and amuse them; and their persons 

are adorned with every costly ornament which their fathers or husbands 

can afford. 

 

Notwithstanding the strictness of confinement in Persia, their women are 

treated with several indulgences. They are allowed a variety of precious 

liquors, costly perfumes, and beautiful slaves: their apartments are 

furnished with the most elegant hangings and carpets; their persons 


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