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PREFACE
INTRODUCTION-1.1
INTRODUCTION-1.2
INTRODUCTION-1.3
INTRODUCTION-1.4
INTRODUCTION-1.5
INTRODUCTION-1.6
INTRODUCTION-1.7
FOOTNOTES-1
FOOTNOTES-2
THE STUDY OF SEXUAL INVERSION
SEXUAL INVERSION IN MEN-1
SEXUAL INVERSION IN MEN-2
SEXUAL INVERSION IN MEN-3
HISTORY-1-2-3-4
HISTORY-5
HISTORY-6
HISTORY-7-8
HISTORY-9
HISTORY-10-11-12
HISTORY-13-14
HISTORY-15
HISTORY-16-17-18-19
HISTORY-20
HISTORY-21 (begin)
HISTORY-21 (end)
HISTORY-22-23-24
HISTORY-25
HISTORY-26
HISTORY-27
HISTORY-28-29-30-31-32
HISTORY-33
SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN-1
SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN-2
SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN-3
SEXUAL INVERSION IN WOMEN-4
HISTORY-34-35-36-37
HISTORY-38
HISTORY-39.1
HISTORY-39.2
HISTORY-39.3
HISTORY-39.4
FOOTNOTES
THE NATURE OF SEXUAL INVERSION-1
THE NATURE OF SEXUAL INVERSION-2
THE NATURE OF SEXUAL INVERSION-3
THE NATURE OF SEXUAL INVERSION-4
FOOTNOTES
THE THEORY OF SEXUAL INVERSION-1
THE THEORY OF SEXUAL INVERSION-2
THE THEORY OF SEXUAL INVERSION-3
CONCLUSIONS-1
CONCLUSIONS-2
CONCLUSIONS-3
CONCLUSIONS-4
FOOTNOTES
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B-1
APPENDIX B-2-3-4
INDEX OF AUTHORS

 

 

William James (_Principles of Psychology_, vol. ii, p. 439) 

considered inversion "a kind of sexual appetite of which very 

likely most men possess the germinal possibility." Conolly Norman 

(Article "Sexual Perversion," Tuke's _Dictionary of Psychological 

Medicine_) also stated that "the sexual passion, at its first 

appearance, is always indefinite, and is very easily turned in a 

wrong direction," and he apparently accounted for inversion by 

this fact, and by the precocity of neurotics. Obici and 

Marchesini (_Le 'Amicizie' di collegio_, p. 126) refer to the 

indeterminate character of the sexual feelings when they first 

begin to develop. A correspondent believes that sexual feelings 

are undifferentiated in the early years about puberty, but at the 

same time considers that school life is to some extent 

responsible; "the holidays," he adds, "are sufficiently long to 

counteract it, however, provided the boy has sisters and they 

have friends; the change from school fare and work to home 

naturally results in a greater surplus of nerve-force, and I 

think most boys 'fool about' with servants or their sisters' 

friends." Moll (_Kontraere Sexualempfindung_, 1889, pp. 6 and 356) 

does not think it proved that a stage of undifferentiated sexual 

feeling always occurs, although we have to recognize that it is 

of frequent occurrence. In his later work (1909, _Das Sexualleben 

des Kindes_, English translation, _The Sexual Life of the Child_, 

ch. iv), Moll remains of the same opinion that a homosexual 

tendency is very frequent in normal children, whose later 

development is quite normal; it begins between the ages of 7 and 

10 (or even at 5) and may last to 20. 

 

 


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