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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 support of the constitutional factor in order to become effective. 

For the majority of cases one can imagine a so-called "etiological 

group" in which the declining intensities of one factor become balanced 

by the rise in the others, but there is no reason to deny the existence 

of extremes at the ends of the group. 

 

It would be still more in harmony with psychoanalytic investigation if 

the experiences of early childhood would get a place of preference among 

the occasional factors. The one etiological group then becomes split up 

into two which may be designated as the dispositional and the definitive 

groups. Constitution and occasional infantile experiences are just as 

cooeperative in the first as disposition and later traumatic experiences 

in the second group. All the factors which injure the sexual development 

show their effect in that they produce a _regression_, or a return to a 

former phase of development. 

 

We may now continue with our task of enumerating the factors which have 

become known to us as influential for the sexual development, whether 

they be active forces or merely manifestations of the same. 

 

*Prematurity.*--Such a factor is the spontaneous sexual _prematurity_ 

which can be definitely demonstrated at least in the etiology of the 

neuroses, though in itself it is as little adequate for causation as the 

other factors. It manifests itself in a breaking through, shortening, or 

suspending of the infantile latency period and becomes a cause of 

disturbances inasmuch as it provokes sexual manifestations which, either 

on account of the unready state of the sexual inhibitions or because of 

the undeveloped state of the genital system, can only carry along the 

character of perversions. These tendencies to perversion may either 

remain as such, or after the repression sets in they may become motive 

powers for neurotic symptoms; at all events, the sexual prematurity 

renders difficult the desirable later control of the sexual impulse by 

the higher psychic influences, and enhances the compulsive-like 

character which even without this prematurity would be claimed by the 

psychic representatives of the impulse. Sexual prematurity often runs 

parallel with premature intellectual development; it is found as such in 

the infantile history of the most distinguished and most productive 

individuals, and in such connection it does not seem to act as 

pathogenically as when appearing isolated. 

 

*Temporal Factors.*--Just like prematurity, other factors, which under 

the designation of _temporal_ can be added to prematurity, also demand 


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