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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

life, and about four years' continued ill-treatment prior to my 

mother's death (she had given way to drink for that period), had 

a very injurious effect on my health, mental and bodily. Looking 

back from my present point of view, I can understand and forgive 

many things which appeared monstrous and unjust to me as a child. 

My mother's life must have been a very unhappy one, and she was 

bitterly disappointed in many ways, very likely in me as well. My 

unfortunate, misunderstood temperament led me to be shy and 

secretive, and I was often ailing, and my training was not 

calculated to improve matters. At last, however, change and 

freedom came, and I was sent to a boarding-school. Here, of 

course, I soon met with attachments and gratifications with other 

boys. I arrived at puberty, and my health improved under happier 

surroundings. I was not long in discovering that my companions 

viewed the pleasures that meant so much to me from an entirely 

different standpoint. Their gratifications were usually 

accompanied by conversation about, and a general direction of 

thought toward, females. When I had turned 15, owing to monetary 

difficulties I was obliged to leave school, and was soon not only 

thrown on my own resources, but accountable to no one but myself 

for my conduct. Of course, my next discovery was that my case, so 

far from being peculiar, was a most common one, and I was quickly 

initiated into all the mysteries of inversion, with its 

freemasonry and 'argot.' Altogether my experience of inverts has 

been a pretty wide and varied one, and I have always endeavored 

to classify and compare cases which have come under my notice 

with a view to arriving at some sort of conclusion or 

explanation. 

 

"I suppose it is due to female versatility or impressibility that 

it is possible for me to experience mentally the emotions 

attributable to either sex, according to the age and temperament 

of my companion; for instance, with one older than myself, 

possessing well-marked male characteristics, I am able to feel 

all that surrender and dependence which is so essentially 

feminine. On the other hand, if with a youth of feminine type and 

behavior I can realize, with an equal amount of pleasure, the 

tender, yet dominant, attitude of the male. 

 

"I experience no particular 'horror' of women sexually. I should 

imagine that my feeling toward them resembles very much what 

normal people feel with regard to others of their own sex." M.N. 

remarks that he cannot whistle, and that his favorite color is 

green. 

 

In this case the subject easily found a moral _modus vivendi_ with his 

inverted instinct, and he takes its gratification for granted. In the 

following case, which, I believe, is typical of a large group, the subject 

has never yielded to his inverted impulses, and, except so far as 

masturbation is concerned, has preserved strict chastity. 

 

 

 


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