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Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex

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In this little book Freud discusses three areas of human sexuality:
1. Sexual pervisons or abberations. In this essay, Freud concludes that "a disposition to perversions is an original and universal disposition of the human sexual instinct and that...this postulated constitution, containing the germs of all the perversions, will only be demonstrable in children“.
2. His second essay on "The Infantile Sexuality", argues that children have sexual urges, from which adult sexuality only gradually emerges via psychosexual development. Looking at children, Freud identified many forms of infantile sexual emotions, including thumb sucking, autoeroticism, and sibling rivalry in childhood.
3. In his third essay, "The Transformations of Puberty", Freud formalized the distinction between the 'fore-pleasures' of infantile sexuality and the 'end-pleasure' of sexual intercourse. He also demonstrated how the adolescent years consolidate sexual identity under the dominance of the genitals in puberty.

Originally published in 1905, Freud added significant insights over the next three editions to increase the length to about double it's original size. This is the third and last edition published in 1920. (Summary by Phil Chenevert and Wikipedia) (3 hr 32 min)

Chapters

I. THE SEXUAL ABERRATIONS: Deviation in Reference to the Sexual Object

25:24

Read by Jim Locke

THE SEXUAL ABERRATIONS: Deviation in Reference to the Sexual Aim

18:24

Read by Kathleen Moore

General Statements Applicable to All Perversions

5:41

Read by Kathleen Moore

The Sexual Impulse in Neurotics

9:53

Read by Jim Locke

Partial Impulses and Erogenous Zones: Explanation of the Manifest Preponderance…

11:31

Read by Jim Locke

II. THE INFANTILE SEXUALITY; The Sexual Latency Period of Childhood and its In…

23:26

Read by Jim Locke

The Masturbatic Sexual Manifestations; The Infantile Sexual Investigation; The …

43:29

Read by Jim Locke

III. THE TRANSFORMATION OF PUBERTY; The Primacy of the Genital Zones and the Fo…

21:03

Read by Availle

The Theory of the Libido; Differentation Between Man and Woman; The Object-Find…

25:30

Read by Availle

Summary

28:17

Read by Jim Locke

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