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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

must also consider the inhibition of development and other factors 

which are connected with that loss. 

 

*Chemical Theories.*--The truth remains, however, that we are unable to 

give any information about the nature of the sexual excitement for the 

reason that we do not know with what organ or organs sexuality is 

connected, since we have seen that the sexual glands have been 

overestimated in this significance. Since surprising discoveries have 

taught us the important role of the thyroid gland in sexuality, we may 

assume that the knowledge of the essential factors of sexuality are 

still withheld from us. One who feels the need of filling up the large 

gap in our knowledge with a preliminary assumption may formulate for 

himself the following theory based on the active substances found in the 

thyroid. Through the appropriate excitement of erogenous zones, as well 

as through other conditions under which sexual excitement originates, a 

material which is universally distributed in the organism becomes 

disintegrated, the decomposing products of which supply a specific 

stimulus to the organs of reproduction or to the spinal center connected 

with them. Such a transformation of a toxic stimulus in a particular 

organic stimulus we are already familiar with from other toxic products 

introduced into the body from without. To treat, if only hypothetically, 

the complexities of the pure toxic and the physiologic stimulations 

which result in the sexual processes is not now our appropriate task. To 

be sure, I attach no value to this special assumption and I shall be 

quite ready to give it up in favor of another, provided its original 

character, the emphasis on the sexual chemism, were preserved. For this 

apparently arbitrary statement is supported by a fact which, though 

little heeded, is most noteworthy. The neuroses which can be traced only 

to disturbances of the sexual life show the greatest clinical 

resemblance to the phenomena of intoxication and abstinence which result 

from the habitual introduction of pleasure-producing poisonous 

substances (alkaloids.) 

 


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