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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

sexual life of the infantile period.[12] We found it regrettable that 

the existence of a sexual life in infancy has been disputed, and that 

the sexual manifestations which have been often observed in children 

have been described as abnormal occurrences. It rather seemed to us that 

the child brings along into the world germs of sexual activity and that 

even while taking nourishment it at the same time also enjoys a sexual 

gratification which it then seeks again to procure for itself through 

the familiar activity of "thumbsucking." The sexual activity of the 

child, however, does not develop in the same measure as its other 

functions, but merges first into the so-called latency period from the 

age of three to the age of five years. The production of sexual 

excitation by no means ceases at this period but continues and furnishes 

a stock of energy, the greater part of which is utilized for aims other 

than sexual; namely, on the one hand for the delivery of sexual 

components for social feelings, and on the other hand (by means of 

repression and reaction formation) for the erection of the future sexual 

barriers. Accordingly, the forces which are destined to hold the sexual 

impulse in certain tracks are built up in infancy at the expense of the 

greater part of the perverse sexual feelings and with the assistance of 

education. Another part of the infantile sexual manifestations escapes 

this utilization and may manifest itself as sexual activity. It can then 

be discovered that the sexual excitation of the child flows from diverse 

sources. Above all gratifications originate through the adapted sensible 

excitation of so-called erogenous zones. For these probably any skin 

region or sensory organ may serve; but there are certain distinguished 

erogenous zones the excitation of which by certain organic mechanisms is 

assured from the beginning. Moreover, sexual excitation originates in 

the organism, as it were, as a by-product in a great number of 

processes, as soon as they attain a certain intensity; this especially 

takes place in all strong emotional excitements even if they be of a 

painful nature. The excitations from all these sources do not yet unite, 

but they pursue their aim individually--this aim consisting merely in 

the gaining of a certain pleasure. The sexual impulse of childhood is 

therefore objectless or _autoerotic_. 

 

Still during infancy the erogenous zone of the genitals begins to make 

itself noticeable, either by the fact that like any other erogenous zone 

it furnishes gratification through a suitable sensible stimulus, or 


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