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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

modern moralists either fight shy of transcendental 

interpretations or see none, and I am ignorant and unable to 

solve the mystery these feelings seem to imply. 

 

"Patmore speaks boldly enough, in his way, and Lacordaire has 

hinted at things, but in a very guarded manner. I have neither 

the ability nor opportunity to study what the mystics of the 

Middle Ages have to say along these lines, and, besides, the 

medieval way of looking at things is not congenial to me. The 

chief characteristic of my tendency is an overpowering admiration 

for male beauty, and in this I am more akin to the Greeks. 

 

"I have absolutely no words to tell you how powerfully such 

beauty affects me. Moral and intellectual worth is, I know, of 

greater value, but physical beauty I _see_ more clearly, and it 

appears to me the most _vivid_ (if not the most perfect) 

manifestation of the divine. A little incident may, perhaps, 

reveal to you my feelings more completely. Not long ago I 

happened to see an unusually well-formed young fellow enter a 

house of assignation with a common woman of the streets. The 

sight filled me with the keenest anguish, and the thought that 

his beauty would soon be at the disposal of a prostitute made me 

feel as if I were a powerless and unhappy witness to a sacrilege. 

It may be that my rage for male loveliness is only another 

outbreaking of the old Platonic mania, for as time goes on I find 

that I long less for the actual youth before me, and more and 

more for some ideal, perfect being whose bodily splendor and 

loving heart are the realities whose reflections only we see in 

this cave of shadows. Since the birth and development within me 

of what, for lack of a better name, I term my homosexualized 

Patmorean ideal, life has become, in the main, a weary business. 

I am not despondent, however, because many things still hold for 

me a certain interest. When that interest dies down, as it is 

wont from time to time, I endeavor to be patient. God grant that, 

after the end _here_, I may be drawn from the shadow, and 

seemingly vain imaginings into the possession of their 

never-ending reality _hereafter_." 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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