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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

is quite generally adopted, that the accumulation of sexual substance 

produces and maintains the sexual tension. The pressure of these 

products on the walls of their receptacles acts as an excitant on the 

spinal center, the state of which is then perceived by the higher 

centers which then produce in consciousness the familiar feeling of 

tension. If the excitation of erogenous zones increases the sexual 

tension, it can only be due to the fact that the erogenous zones are 

connected with these centers by previously formed anatomical 

connections. They increase there the tone of the excitation, and with 

sufficient sexual tension they set in motion the sexual act, and with 

insufficient tension they merely stimulate a production of the sexual 

substance. 

 

The weakness of the theory which one finds adopted, _e.g._, in v. 

Krafft-Ebing's description of the sexual process, lies in the fact that 

it has been formed for the sexual activity of the mature man and pays 

too little heed to three kinds of relations which should also have been 

elucidated. We refer to the relations as found in the child, in the 

woman, and in the castrated male. In none of the three cases can we 

speak of an accumulation of sexual products in the same sense as in the 

man, which naturally renders difficult the general application of this 

scheme; still it may be admitted without any further ado that ways can 

be found to justify the subordination of even these cases. Nevertheless 

one should be cautious about burdening the factor of accumulation of 

sexual products with actions which it seems incapable of supporting. 

 

*Overestimation of the Internal Genitals.*--That sexual excitement can 

be independent to a considerable extent of the production of sexual 

substance seems to be shown by observations on castrated males, in whom 

the libido sometimes escapes the injury caused by the operation, 

although the opposite behavior, which is really the motive for the 

operation, is usually the rule. It is therefore not at all surprising, 

as C. Rieger puts it, that the loss of the male germ glands in maturer 

age should exert no new influence on the psychic life of the individual. 

The germ glands are really not the sexuality, and the experience with 

castrated males only verifies what we had long before learned from the 

removal of the ovaries, namely that it is impossible to do away with the 

sexual character by removing the germ glands. To be sure, castration 

performed at a tender age, before puberty, comes nearer to this aim, but 

it would seem in this case that besides the loss of the sexual glands we 


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