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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

primitive state in the first childhood, which only becomes hidden by the 

later emissions of the libido, and is retained at the bottom behind 

them. 

 

The task of a theory of libido of neurotic and psychotic disturbances 

would have for its object to express in terms of the libido-economy all 

observed phenomena and disclosed processes. It is easy to divine that 

the greater significance would attach thereby to the destinies of the 

ego-libido, especially where it would be the question of explaining the 

deeper psychotic disturbances. The difficulty then lies in the fact that 

the means of our investigation, psychoanalysis, at present gives us 

definite information only concerning the transformation of the 

object-libido, but cannot distinguish without further study the 

ego-libido from the other effective energies in the ego.[3] 

 

 

DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN MAN AND WOMAN 

 

It is known that the sharp differentiation of the male and female 

character originates at puberty, and it is the resulting difference 

which, more than any other factor, decisively influences the later 

development of personality. To be sure, the male and female dispositions 

are easily recognizable even in infantile life; thus the development of 

sexual inhibitions (shame, loathing, sympathy, etc.) ensues earlier and 

with less resistance in the little girl than in the little boy. The 

tendency to sexual repression certainly seems much greater, and where 

partial impulses of sexuality are noticed they show a preference for the 

passive form. But, the autoerotic activity of the erogenous zones is the 

same in both sexes, and it is this agreement that removes the 

possibility of a sex differentiation in childhood as it appears after 

puberty. In respect to the autoerotic and masturbatic sexual 

manifestations, it may be asserted that the sexuality of the little girl 

has entirely a male character. Indeed, if one could give a more definite 

content to the terms "masculine and feminine," one might advance the 

opinion that _the libido is regularly and lawfully of a masculine 

nature, whether in the man or in the woman; and if we consider its 

object, this may be either the man or the woman_.[4] 

 

Since becoming acquainted with the aspect of bisexuality I hold this 

factor as here decisive, and I believe that without taking into account 

the factor of bisexuality it will hardly be possible to understand the 

actually observed sexual manifestations in man and woman. 

 

*The Leading Zones in Man and Woman.*--Further than this I can only add 


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