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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

RUSSIAN WOMEN. 

 

It is only a few years since the Russians emerged from a state of 

barbarity. 

 

A late empress of Russia, as a punishment for some female frailties, 

ordered a most beautiful young lady of family to be publicly chastised, 

in a manner which was hardly less indelicate than severe. 

 

It is said that the Russian ladies were formerly as submissive to their 

husbands in their families, as the latter are to their superiors in the 

field; and that they thought themselves ill treated, if they were not 

often reminded of their duty by the discipline of a _whip_, manufactured 

by themselves, which they presented to their husbands on the day of 

their marriage. The latest travellers, however, assert, that they find 

no remaining traces of this custom at present. 

 

Russian fathers, of all classes, generally arrange marriages for their 

children, without consulting their inclinations. Among the peasantry, if 

the girl has the name of being a good housewife, her parents will not 

fail to have applications for her, whatever may be her age or personal 

endowments. As soon as a young man is old enough to be married, his 

parents seek a wife for him, and all is settled before the young couple 

know any thing of the matter. 

 

Their nuptial ceremonies are peculiar to themselves; and formerly 

consisted of many whimsical rites, some of which are now disused. On her 

wedding day, the bride is crowned with a garland of wormwood; and, after 

the priest has tied the nuptial knot, his clerk or sexton throws a 

handful of hops upon the head of the bride, wishing that she might prove 

as fruitful as that plant. She is then led home, with abundance of 

coarse ceremonies, which are now wearing off even among the lowest 

ranks; and the barbarous treatment of wives by their husbands is either 

guarded against by the laws of the country, or by particular 

stipulations in the marriage contract. 

 

In the conversation and actions of the Russian ladies, there is hardly 

any thing of that softness and delicacy which distinguishes the sex in 

other parts of Europe. Even their exercises and diversions have more of 

the masculine than the feminine. The present empress, with the ladies of 

her court, sometimes divert themselves by shooting at a mark. 

Drunkenness, the vice of almost every cold climate, they are so little 

ashamed of, that not many years ago, when a lady got drunk at the house 

of a friend, it was customary for her to return next day, and thank him 

for the pleasure he had done her. 

 

Females, however, in Russia, possess several advantages. They share the 


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