Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality

Sigmund Freud

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Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality is a work by the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. It was first published in 1905 and is sometimes titled Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex. In the work, Freud explores his theories surrounding sexual perversions, childhood sexuality, and puberty. The first essay is The Sexual Aberrations, in which he discusses perversions such as pedophilia and bestiality. The second essay, Infantile Sexuality, talks about how in his theory, things like thumb sucking and sibling rivalry, are forms of sexual emotions. In the final essay, The Transformations of Puberty, he explores the connection between what he calls the 'fore-pleasures' of infantile sexuality and the 'end-pleasure' of sexual intercourse.

This book has 35,235 words, 56 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1905. This translation by A. A. Brill was first published in 1920.

Production notes: This ebook of Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality was published by Global Grey in 2021, and updated on the 10th January 2024. The artwork used for the cover is 'Heroic Movement' by Theo van Doesburg.

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