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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

the following. The chief erogenous zone in the female child is the 

clitoris, which is homologous to the male penis. All I have been able to 

discover concerning masturbation in little girls concerned the clitoris 

and not those other external genitals which are so important for the 

later sexual functions. With few exceptions I myself doubt whether the 

female child can be seduced to anything but clitoris masturbation. The 

frequent spontaneous discharges of sexual excitement in little girls 

manifest themselves in a twitching of the clitoris, and its frequent 

erections enable the girl to understand correctly even without any 

instruction the sexual manifestations of the other sex; they simply 

transfer to the boys the sensations of their own sexual processes. 

 

If one wishes to understand how the little girl becomes a woman, he must 

follow up the further destinies of this clitoris excitation. Puberty, 

which brings to the boy a great advance of libido, distinguishes itself 

in the girl by a new wave of repression which especially concerns the 

clitoris sexuality. It is a part of the male sexual life that sinks into 

repression. The reenforcement of the sexual inhibitions produced in the 

woman by the repression of puberty causes a stimulus in the libido of 

the man and forces it to increase its capacity; with the height of the 

libido there is a rise in the overestimation of the sexual, which can be 

present in its full force only when the woman refuses and denies her 

sexuality. If the sexual act is finally submitted to and the clitoris 

becomes excited its role is then to conduct the excitement to the 

adjacent female parts, and in this it acts like a chip of pine wood 

which is utilized to set fire to the harder wood. It often takes some 

time for this transference to be accomplished; during which the young 

wife remains anesthetic. This anesthesia may become permanent if the 

clitoris zone refuses to give up its excitability; a condition brought 

on by abundant activities in infantile life. It is known that anesthesia 

in women is often only apparent and local. They are anesthetic at the 

vaginal entrance but not at all unexcitable through the clitoris or even 

through other zones. Besides these erogenous causes of anesthesia there 

are also psychic causes likewise determined by the repression. 

 

If the transference of the erogenous excitability from the clitoris to 

the vagina has succeeded, the woman has thus changed her leading zone 

for the future sexual activity; the man on the other hand retains his 

from childhood. The main determinants for the woman's preference for the 


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