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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

relation existing between culture and the free development of sexuality, 

the results of which may be traced far into the formation of our life, 

the problem how the sexual life of the child evolves is of very little 

importance for the later life in the lower stages of culture and 

civilization, and of very great importance in the higher. 

 

*Fixation.*--The influence of the psychic factors just mentioned favored 

the development of the accidentally experienced impulses of the 

infantile sexuality. The latter (especially in the form of seductions 

through other children or through adults) produce the material which, 

with the help of the former, may become fixed as a permanent 

disturbance. A considerable number of the deviations from the normal 

sexual life observed later have been thus established in neurotics and 

perverts from the beginning through the impressions received during the 

alleged sexually free period of childhood. The causation is produced by 

the responsiveness of the constitution, the prematurity, the quality of 

heightened adhesion, and the accidental excitement of the sexual impulse 

through outside influence. 

 

The unsatisfactory conclusions which have resulted from this 

investigation of the disturbances of the sexual life is due to the fact 

that we as yet know too little concerning the biological processes in 

which the nature of sexuality consists to form from our isolated 

examinations a satisfactory theory for the explanation of either the 

normal or the pathological. 

 

[1] The differences will be emphasized in the schematic representation 

given in the text. To what extent the infantile sexuality approaches the 

definitive sexual organization through its object selection has been 

discussed before (p. 60). 

 

[2] See my work, Wit and its Relation to the Unconscious, translated by 

A.A. Brill, Moffat Yard Pub. Co., New York: "The fore-pleasure gained by 

the technique of wit is utilized for the purpose of setting free a 

greater pleasure by the removal of inner inhibitions." 

 

[3] Cf. Zur Einfuehrung des Narzismus, Jahrbuch der Psychoanalyse, VI, 

1913. 

 

[4] It is necessary to make clear that the conceptions "masculine" and 

"feminine," whose content seems so unequivocal to the ordinary meaning, 

belong to the most confused terms in science and can be cut up into at 

least three paths. One uses masculine and feminine at times in the sense 

of activity and passivity, again, in the biological sense, and then also 

in the sociological sense. The first of these three meanings is the 

essential one and the only one utilizable in psychoanalysis. It agrees 


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