Main  Contacts  
Table of contents
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

III 

 

THE TRANSFORMATION OF PUBERTY 

 

 

With the beginning of puberty the changes set in which transform the 

infantile sexual life into its definite normal form. Hitherto the sexual 

impulse has been preponderantly autoerotic; it now finds the sexual 

object. Thus far it has manifested itself in single impulses and in 

erogenous zones seeking a certain pleasure as a single sexual aim. A new 

sexual aim now appears for the production of which all partial impulses 

cooeperate, while the erogenous zones subordinate themselves to the 

primacy of the genital zone.[1] As the new sexual aim assigns very 

different functions to the two sexes their sexual developments now part 

company. The sexual development of the man is more consistent and easier 

to understand, while in the woman there even appears a form of 

regression. The normality of the sexual life is guaranteed only by the 

exact concurrence of the two streams directed to the sexual object and 

sexual aim. It is like the piercing of a tunnel from opposite sides. 

 

The new sexual aim in the man consists in the discharging of the sexual 

products; it is not contradictory to the former sexual aim, that of 

obtaining pleasure; on the contrary, the highest amount of pleasure is 

connected with this final act in the sexual process. The sexual impulse 

now enters into the service of the function of propagation; it becomes, 

so to say, altruistic. If this transformation is to succeed its process 

must be adjusted to the original dispositions and all the peculiarities 

of the impulses. 

 

Just as on every other occasion where new connections and compositions 

are to be formed in complicated mechanisms, here, too, there is a 

possibility for morbid disturbance if the new order of things does not 

get itself established. All morbid disturbances of the sexual life may 

justly be considered as inhibitions of development. 

 

 

THE PRIMACY OF THE GENITAL ZONES AND THE FORE-PLEASURE 

 

From the course of development as described we can clearly see the issue 

and the end aim. The intermediary transitions are still quite obscure 

and many a riddle will have to be solved in them. 

 

The most striking process of puberty has been selected as its most 

characteristic; it is the manifest growth of the external genitals which 

have shown a relative inhibition of growth during the latency period of 

childhood. Simultaneously the inner genitals develop to such an extent 

as to be able to furnish sexual products or to receive them for the 

purpose of forming a new living being. A most complicated apparatus is 

thus formed which waits to be claimed. 


Page 1 from 7: [1]  2   3   4   5   6   7   Forward