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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

certain extent, or in some respects, a feminine mind in a male 

body; or, I might put it that I am a combination of an immoral 

(in tendency, rather than in act) woman and a religious man. 

From time to time I have felt strong affection for young men, but 

I cannot flatter myself that my affection has been reciprocated. 

At the present time there is a young fellow (23 years old) who 

acts as my clerk and sits in my room. He is extremely 

good-looking, and of a type which is generally considered 

'aristocratic,' but so far as I (or he) know, he is quite of the 

lower middle class. He has little to recommend him but a fine 

face and figure, and there is nothing approaching to mental or 

social equality between us. But I constantly feel the strongest 

desire to treat him as a man might a young girl he warmly loved. 

Various obvious considerations keep me from more than 

quasi-paternal caresses, and I feel sure he would resent very 

strongly anything more. This constant repression is trying beyond 

measure to the nerves, and I often feel quite ill from that 

cause. Having had no experiences of my own, I am always anxious 

to learn anything I can of the sexual relations of other men, and 

their organs, but I have no curiosity whatever concerning the 

other sex. My chief pleasure and source of gratification is found 

in the opportunities afforded by Turkish and other baths; 

wherever, in fact, there is the nude male to be found. But I 

seldom find in these places anyone who seems to have the same 

tendency as myself, and certainly I have not met with more than 

two cases among the attendants, who responded to my hinted desire 

to see everything. Under a shampooer, particularly an unfamiliar 

one, I occasionally experience an orgasm, but less often now than 

when I was younger." 

 

F.R. is very short-sighted. His favorite color is blue. He is 

able to whistle. His tastes are chiefly of a literary character, 

and he has never had any liking for sports. "I have been 

generally considered ineffective in the use of my hands," he 

writes, "and I am certainly not skillful. All I have ever been 

able to do in that way is to net and do the simpler forms of 

needlework; but it seems more natural to me to do, or try to do, 

everything of that sort, and to play on the piano, rather than to 

shoot or play games. I may add that I am fonder of babies than 

many women, and am generally considered to be surprisingly 

capable of holding them! Certainly I enjoy doing so. As a youth, 

I used to act in charades; but I was too shy to do so unless I 

was dressed as a woman and veiled; and when I took a woman's part 

I _felt_ less like _acting_ than I have done in _propria 

persona_. A remark made by an uncle once rather annoyed me: that 

it seemed more like nature than art. But he was quite right." 

 

 

HISTORY IV.--Of Lowland Scotch parentage. Both sides of house 

healthy and without cerebral or nervous disease. Homosexual 

desires began at puberty. He practised onanism to a limited 

extent at school and up to the age of about 22. His erotic dreams 

are exclusively about males. While very friendly and intimate 

with women of all ages, he is instantly repelled by any display 

of sexual affection on their side. This has happened in varying 

degree in three or four cases. With regard to marriage, he 

remarks: "As there seems no immediate danger of the race dying 

out, I leave marriage to those who like it." His male ideal has 

varied to some extent. It has for some years tended toward a 

healthy, well-developed, athletic or out-of-door working type, 

intelligent and sympathetic, but not specially intellectual. 

 

At school his sexual relations were of the simplest type. Since 

then there have been none. "This," he says, "is not due either to 

absence of desire or presence of 'morals.' To put it shortly, 

'there were never the time and the place and the loved one 

together.' In another view, physical desire and the general 

affection have not always coexisted toward the same person; and 


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