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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

or coy reserve than in the male. Is not this a proof, that, through the 

wide extent of creation, the seeds of delicacy are more liberally 

bestowed upon females than upon males? 

 

In the remotest periods of which we have any historical account, we find 

that the women had a delicacy to which the other sex were strangers. 

Rebecca veiled herself when she first approached Isaac, her future 

husband. Many of the fables of antiquity mark, with the most 

distinguishing characters, the force of female delicacy. Of this kind is 

the fable of Actaeon and Diana. Actaeon, a famous hunter, being in the 

woods with his hounds, beating for game, accidentally spied Diana and 

her nymphs bathing in a river. Prompted by curiosity, he stole silently 

into a neighboring thicket, that he might have a nearer view of them. 

The goddess discovering him, was so affronted at his audacity, and so 

much ashamed to have been seen naked, that in revenge she immediately 

transformed him into a stag, set his own hounds upon him, and encouraged 

them to overtake and devour him. Besides this, and other fables, and 

historical anecdotes of antiquity, their poets seldom exhibit a female 

character without adorning it with the graces of modesty and delicacy. 

Hence we may infer, that these qualities have not been only essential to 

virtuous women in civilized countries, but were also constantly praised 

and esteemed by men of sensibility; and that delicacy is an innate 

principle in the female mind. 

 

There are so many evils attending the loss of virtue in women, and so 

greatly are the minds of that sex depraved when they have deviated from 

the path of rectitude, that a general contamination of their morals may 

be considered as one of the greatest misfortunes that can befal a state, 

as in time it destroys almost every public virtue of the men. Hence all 

wise legislators have strictly enforced upon the sex a particular purity 

of manners; and not satisfied that they should abstain from vice only, 

have required them even to shun every appearance of it. 

 

Such, in some periods, were the laws of the Romans; and such were the 

effects of these laws, that if ever female delicacy shone forth in a 

conspicuous manner, it was perhaps among those people, after they had 

worn off much of the barbarity of their first ages, and before they 

became contaminated, by the wealth and manners of the nations which they 

plundered and subjected. Then it was that we find many of their women 

surpassing in modesty almost every thing related by fable; and then it 


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