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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

subject, but without success. It was obviously unpleasant and 

uninteresting to him. Enough was said, however, to enable me to 

realize that he held the current ideas on the subject; and I 

would not for worlds have allowed him, to guess that I myself 

came under the despised and tainted category. 

 

"I have seldom heard sexual inversion discussed among my 

professional friends. They speak of it with disgust or amusement. 

I have never met a professional man who would consider it 

dispassionately and scientifically. For them it was a subject 

entirely belonging to psychological medicine. 

 

"I have had no admitted case of it among my patients; but I have 

often instinctively felt that some who consulted me about other 

matters would have taken me into their confidence about that, but 

for their fear of being cruelly misunderstood. 

 

"As to my moral attitude I fear to speak. Grossness disgusts me; 

but I am not sure that I should be able to resist temptation 

placed in my way. But I am absolutely sure that I should never, 

under any circumstances, tempt others to any disgraceful act. If 

I ever committed any sexual act with one of my own sex whom I 

loved, I could not look at it or approach it in any other than a 

sacramental way. This sounds blasphemous and shocking, but I 

cannot otherwise express my meaning. 

 

"As regards the marriage of inverts, my own feeling is that for a 

congenital invert--no matter how fully the situation be explained 

beforehand--it is a step fraught with too great possibilities of 

tragedy and of the deepest unhappiness, to be advised at all. My 

view is that for the invert, far more than for the ordinary 

person, there is no escape from the supreme necessity of 

self-control in any relationship he may form. If that be attained 

then the ideal is a relationship with another man of similar 

temperament--not a platonic one, necessarily--by means of which 

the highest happiness of both may be reached. But this can occur 

_very_ seldom. 

 

"To poetry and the fine arts I am very susceptible, and I have 

given a great deal of time to this study. I am devoted heart and 

soul to music, which is more and more to me every year I live. 

Trivial or light music I cannot endure, but of Beethoven, Bach, 

Haendel, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Tschaikowsky, and Wagner I 

should never hear enough. Here, too, my sympathies, are very 

catholic, and I delight in McDowell, Debussy, Richard Strauss, 

and Hugo Wolf." 

 

 

 

 

 


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