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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

because in some incomprehensible way the gratification from other 

sources causes at the same time the sexual excitement which has a 

special connection with the genital zone. We found cause to regret that 

a sufficient explanation of the relations between sexual gratification 

and sexual excitement, as well as between the activity of the genital 

zone and the remaining sources of sexuality, was not to be attained. 

 

We were unable to state what amount of sexual activity in childhood 

might be designated as normal to the extent of being incapable of 

further development. The character of the sexual manifestation showed 

itself to be preponderantly masturbatic. We, moreover, verified from 

experience the belief that the external influences of seduction, might 

produce premature breaches in the latency period leading as far as the 

suppression of the same, and that the sexual impulse of the child really 

shows itself to be polymorphous-perverse; furthermore, that every such 

premature sexual activity impairs the educability of the child. 

 

Despite the incompleteness of our examinations of the infantile sexual 

life we were subsequently forced to attempt to study the serious changes 

produced by the appearance of puberty. We selected two of the same as 

criteria, namely, the subordination of all other sources of the sexual 

feeling to the primacy of the genital zones, and the process of object 

finding. Both of them are already developed in childhood. The first is 

accomplished through the mechanism of utilizing the fore-pleasure, 

whereby all other independent sexual acts which are connected with 

pleasure and excitement become preparatory acts for the new sexual aim, 

the voiding of the sexual products, the attainment of which under 

enormous pleasure puts an end to the sexual feeling. At the same time we 

had to consider the differentiation of the sexual nature of man and 

woman, and we found that in order to become a woman a new repression is 

required which abolishes a piece of infantile masculinity, and prepares 

the woman for the change of the leading genital zones. Lastly, we found 

the object selection, tracing it through infancy to its revival in 

puberty; we also found indications of sexual inclinations on the part of 

the child for the parents and foster-parents, which, however, were 

turned away from these persons to others resembling them by the incest 

barriers which had been erected in the meantime. Let us finally add that 

during the transition period of puberty the somatic and psychic 


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