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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

processes of development proceed side by side, but separately, until 

with the breaking through of an intense psychic love-stimulus for the 

innervation of the genitals, the normally demanded unification of the 

erotic function is established. 

 

*The Factors Disturbing the Development.*--As we have already shown by 

different examples, every step on this long road of development may 

become a point of fixation and every joint in this complicated structure 

may afford opportunity for a dissociation of the sexual impulse. It 

still remains for us to review the various inner and outer factors which 

disturb the development, and to mention the part of the mechanism 

affected by the disturbance emanating from them. The factors which we 

mention here in a series cannot, of course, all be in themselves of 

equal validity and we must expect to meet with difficulties in the 

assigning to the individual factors their due importance. 

 

*Constitution and Heredity.*--In the first place, we must mention here 

the congenital _variation of the sexual constitution_, upon which the 

greatest weight probably falls, but the existence of which, as may be 

easily understood, can be established only through its later 

manifestations and even then not always with great certainty. We 

understand by it a preponderance of one or another of the manifold 

sources of the sexual excitement, and we believe that such a difference 

of disposition must always come to expression in the final result, even 

if it should remain within normal limits. Of course, we can also imagine 

certain variations of the original disposition that even without further 

aid must necessarily lead to the formation of an abnormal sexual life. 

One can call these "degenerative" and consider them as an expression of 

hereditary deterioration. In this connection I have to report a 

remarkable fact. In more than half of the severe cases of hysteria, 

compulsion neuroses, etc., which I have treated by psychotherapy, I have 

succeeded in positively demonstrating that their fathers have gone 

through an attack of syphilis before marriage; they have either suffered 

from tabes or general paresis, or there was a definite history of lues. 

I expressly add that the children who were later neurotic showed 

absolutely no signs of hereditary lues, so that the abnormal sexual 

constitution was to be considered as the last off-shoot of the luetic 

heredity. As far as it is now from my thoughts to put down a descent 

from syphilitic parents as a regular and indispensable etiological 

determination of the neuropathic constitution, I nevertheless maintain 


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