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Three  Contributions  to 


The  Theory  of  Sex 


Sigmund  Freud 


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Sigmund  Freud 

In  this  little  book  Freud  discusses  three  areas  of  human  sexuality; 

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1.  Sexual  Pervisons  or  Abberations  Freud  concludes  that  “a  disposition  to 

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perversions  is  an  original  and  universal  disposition  of  the  human  sexual  instinct  and 

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that... this  postulated  constitution,  containing  the  germs  of  all  the  perversions,  will 

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only  be  demonstrable  in  children.” 

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2.  The  Infantile  Sexuality  argues  that  children  have  sexual  urges,  from  which  adult 

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sexuality  only  gradually  emerges  via  psychosexual  development.  Freud  identified 

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many  forms  of  infantile  sexual  emotions,  including  thumb  sucking,  autoeroticism,  and 

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sibling  rivalry  in  childhood. 

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3.  The  Transformations  of  Puberty  formalized  the  distinction  between  the  'fore- 

pleasures' of  infantile  sexuality  and  the  'end-pleasure'  of  sexual  Intercourse.  Freud 

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also  demonstrated  how  the  adolescent  years  consolidate  sexual  identity  under  the 

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dominance  of  the  genitals  in  puberty. 

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This  is  the  third  and  last  edition  of  the  essays,  published  in  1920. 

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