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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 beginning of childhood; this is quite consistent with the fact that 

the mother, if still living, strives against this, her renewal, and 

meets it with hostility. In view of this significance of the infantile 

relation to the parents for the later selection of the sexual object, it 

is easy to understand that every disturbance of this infantile relation 

brings to a head the most serious results for the sexual life after 

puberty. Jealousy of the lover, too, never lacks the infantile sources 

or at least the infantile reinforcement. Quarrels between parents and 

unhappy marital relations between the same determine the severest 

predispositions for disturbed sexual development or neurotic diseases in 

the children. 

 

The infantile desire for the parents is, to be sure, the most important, 

but not the only trace revived in puberty which points the way to the 

object selection. Other dispositions of the same origin permit the man, 

still supported by his infancy, to develop more than one single sexual 

series and to form different determinations for the object 

selection.[11] 

 

*Prevention of Inversion.*--One of the tasks imposed in the object 

selection consists in not missing the opposite sex. This, as we know, is 

not solved without some difficulty. The first feelings after puberty 

often enough go astray, though not with any permanent injury. Dessoir 

has called attention to the normality of the enthusiastic friendships 

formed by boys and girls with their own sex. The greatest force which 

guards against a permanent inversion of the sexual object is surely the 

attraction exerted by the opposite sex characters on each other. For 

this we can give no explanation in connection with this discussion. This 

factor, however, does not in itself suffice to exclude the inversion; 

besides this there are surely many other supporting factors. Above all, 

there is the authoritative inhibition of society; experience shows that 

where the inversion is not considered a crime it fully corresponds to 

the sexual inclinations of many persons. Moreover, it may be assumed 

that in the man the infantile memories of the mother's tenderness, as 

well as that of other females who cared for him as a child, 

energetically assist in directing his selection to the woman, while the 

early sexual intimidation experienced through the father and the 

attitude of rivalry existing between them deflects the boy from the same 

sex. Both factors also hold true in the case of the girl whose sexual 

activity is under the special care of the mother. This results in a 


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