Main  Contacts  
Table of contents
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

understood it, but never spoke of it, and avoided him ever 

afterward. I learned later on that he was a well-off bachelor 

who took a great interest in working lads and young men and did 

much to help them on in life and keep them, so it was said, from 

falling into bad company. He died at a great age and left most of 

his fortune to an institution for lads, as well as large legacies 

to youths in whom he had been interested. 

 

"The other time was on top of a tramcar when a grown-up man who 

was near pressed as close to me as he could, began to talk, 

praised my dark eyes, then put his hand on my thigh under my 

loose cloak and felt up toward my parts. At the same time he took 

hold of my hand, caressed it and put it over his parts (it was in 

the dusk). This excited me and, if we had not been at our 

destination, I think I would gladly have permitted further 

familiarities. He tried to ask me where I lived, but there was no 

time to answer, and the female relative who was with me (on 

another seat) would no doubt have prevented this from having any 

further sequel. 

 

"On more than one occasion I have experienced the sexual orgasm 

as the result of mental anxiety. The first time this occurred was 

when I was hurrying to avoid being late for school. Another time 

was when I was about 24, and was extremely anxious to fill an 

appointment for which I was late. So copious was the emission 

that I had to go home and change. 

 

"As a medical student, the first reference bearing definitely on 

the subject of sexual inversion was made in the class of Medical 

Jurisprudence, where certain sexual crimes were alluded to--very 

summarily and inadequately--but nothing was said of the existence 

of sexual inversion as the 'normal' condition of certain unhappy 

people, nor was any distinction drawn between the various 

non-normal acts, which were all classed together as 

manifestations of the criminal depravity of ordinary or insane 

people. To a student beginning to be acutely conscious that his 

sexual nature differed profoundly from that of his fellows, 

nothing could be more perplexing and disturbing, and it shut me 

up more completely in my reserve than ever. I felt that this 

teaching must be based on some radical error or prejudice or 

misapprehension, for I knew from my own very clear remembrance of 

my own development that my peculiarity was not acquired, but 

inborn; my great misfortune undoubtedly, but not my fault. 

 

"It was still more unfortunate that in the course of the lectures 

on Clinical Medicine there was not the slightest allusion to the 

subject. All sorts of rare diseases--some of which I have not yet 

met with in the course of twenty-one years of a busy 

practice--were fully discussed, but we were left entirely 

ignorant of a subject so vitally important to me personally, and, 

as it seems to me, to the profession to which I aspired. There 

might have been an incidental reference to masturbation--although 

I do not remember it--but its real significance received no 

attention; and what we students knew of it was the result of our 

reading or of our personal experiences. 

 

"In the class of Mental Disease there was, naturally, more 

detailed and systematic reference to facts in the sexual life and 

to sexual inversion as a rare pathological condition. But still 

there was not a comforting word to reassure me, growing ever more 

hopelessly ashamed of what it seemed was a criminal or a gravely 

morbid nature. 

 

"Among all my fellow-students I knew of no one constituted like 

myself; but my natural reserve--increased, of course, by my 

consciousness of what I saw would be thought to be a criminal 

tendency--did not urge me to exchange of confidences or to the 

formation of; close friendships. 

 

"After graduation I became a resident medical officer in the 

hospital and private assistant to one of the professors--a 

physician and teacher of worldwide reputation. With him I 

associated on the most cordial and affectionate terms; and often 

in the course of conversation I tried to bring him to discuss the 


Page 4 from 5:  Back   1   2   3  [4]  5   Forward 
    Need to know if casumo casino is a safe place to play? We've done all the homework