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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

_end-pleasure_ is new and is probably connected with determinations 

which first appear at puberty. The formula for the new function of the 

erogenous zones reads as follows: they are utilized for the purpose of 

making possible the production of the greater pleasure of gratification 

by means of the fore-pleasure which is gained from them as in infantile 

life. 

 

I have recently been able to elucidate another example from a quite 

different realm of the psychic life, in which likewise a greater feeling 

of pleasure is achieved by means of a lesser feeling of pleasure which 

thereby acts as an alluring premium. We had there also the opportunity 

of entering more deeply into the nature of pleasure.[2] 

 

*Dangers of the Fore-pleasure.*--However the connection of fore-pleasure 

with the infantile life is strengthened by the pathogenic role which may 

devolve upon it. In the mechanism through which the fore-pleasure is 

expressed there exists an obvious danger to the attainment of the normal 

sexual aim. This occurs if it happens that there is too much 

fore-pleasure and too little tension in any part of the preparatory 

sexual process. The motive power for the further continuation of the 

sexual process then escapes, the whole road becomes shortened, and the 

preparatory action in question takes the place of the normal sexual aim. 

Experience shows that such a hurtful condition is determined by the fact 

that the erogenous zone concerned or the corresponding partial impulse 

has already contributed an unusual amount of pleasure in infantile life. 

If other factors favoring fixation are added a compulsion readily 

results for the later life which prevents the fore-pleasure from 

arranging itself into a new combination. Indeed, the mechanism of many 

perversions is of such a nature; they merely represent a lingering at a 

preparatory act of the sexual process. 

 

The failure of the function of the sexual mechanism through the fault of 

the fore-pleasure is generally avoided if the primacy of the genital 

zones has also already been sketched out in infantile life. The 

preparations of the second half of childhood (from the eighth year to 

puberty) really seem to favor this. During these years the genital zones 

behave almost as at the age of maturity; they are the seat of exciting 

sensations and of preparatory changes if any kind of pleasure is 

experienced through the gratification of other erogenous zones; although 

this effect remains aimless, _i.e._, it contributes nothing towards the 

continuation of the sexual process. Besides the pleasure of 


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