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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

with the masculine designation of the libido in the text above, for the 

libido is always active even when it is directed to a passive aim. The 

second, the biological significance of masculine and feminine, is the 

one which permits the clearest determination. Masculine and feminine are 

here characterized by the presence of semen or ovum and through the 

functions emanating from them. The activity and its secondary 

manifestations, like stronger developed muscles, aggression, a greater 

intensity of libido, are as a rule soldered to the biological 

masculinity but not necessarily connected with it, for there are species 

of animals in whom these qualities are attributed to the female. The 

third, the sociological meaning, receives its content through the 

observation of the actual existing male and female individuals. The 

result of this in man is that there is no pure masculinity or feminity 

either in the biological or psychological sense. On the contrary every 

individual person shows a mixture of his own biological sex 

characteristics with the biological traits of the other sex and a union 

of activity and passivity; this is the case whether these psychological 

characteristic features depend on the biological or whether they are 

independent of it. 

 

[5] Psychoanalysis teaches that there are two paths of object-finding; 

the first is the one discussed in the text which is guided by the early 

infantile prototypes. The second is the narcissistic which seeks its own 

ego and finds it in the other. The latter is of particularly great 

significance for the pathological outcomes, but does not fit into the 

connection treated here. 

 

[6] Those to whom this conception appears "wicked" may read Havelock 

Ellis's treatise on the relations between mother and child which 

expresses almost the same ideas (The Sexual Impulse, p. 16). 

 

[7] For the explanation of the origin of the infantile fear I am 

indebted to a three-year-old boy whom I once heard calling from a dark 

room: "Aunt, talk to me, I am afraid because it is dark." "How will that 

help you," answered the aunt; "you cannot see anyhow." "That's nothing," 

answered the child; "if some one talks then it becomes light."--He was, 

as we see, not afraid of the darkness but he was afraid because he 

missed the person he loved, and he could promise to calm down as soon as 

he was assured of her presence. 

 

[8] Cf. here what was said on page 83 concerning the object selection of 

the child; the "tender stream." 

 

[9] The incest barrier probably belongs to the historical acquisitions 


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