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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

HISTORY XVI.--Irish, aged 36; knows of nothing unusual in his 

ancestry. His tastes are masculine in every respect. He is 

strong, healthy, and fond of exercises and sports. The sexual 

instincts are abnormally developed; he confesses to an, enormous 

appetite for almost everything,--food, drink, smoking, and all 

the good things of life. 

 

At about the age of 14 he practised masturbation with other boys 

of the same age, and also had much pleasure in being in bed with 

an uncle with whom the same thing was practised. Later on he 

practised masturbation with every boy or man with whom he was on 

terms of intimacy; to have been in bed with anyone without 

anything of the sort taking place would have made sleep 

impossible, and rendered him utterly wretched. His erotic dreams 

at first were concerned with women, but more recently they are 

usually of young men, and very rarely of women. He is mostly 

indifferent to women, as also they have always been to him. 

Although good-looking, strong, and masculine, he has never known 

a woman to be in love with him. When about the age of 18 he 

imagined he was in love with a girl; and he had often, between 

the ages of 20 to 30, cohabited with prostitutes. He remembers on 

one occasion, many years ago, having connection with a woman 

seven or eight times in one night, and then having to masturbate 

at noon the next day. He is unmarried, and thinks it is unlikely 

that he ever will marry, but he adds that if a healthy, handsome, 

and intelligent woman fell in love with him he might change his 

mind, as it would be lonely to be old and alone, and he would 

like to have children. 

 

He is never attracted to men older than himself, and prefers 

youths between the ages of 18 and 25. They may be of any class, 

but he does not like common people, and is not attached to 

uniforms or liveries. The requisite attractions are an 

intelligent eye, a voluptuous mouth, and "intelligent teeth." "If 

Alcibiades himself tried to woo me," he says, "and had bad teeth, 

his labor would be in vain." He has sometimes been the active 

participant in _pedicatio_, and has tried the passive role out of 

curiosity, but prefers _fellatio_. 

 

He does not consider that he is doing anything wrong, and regards 

his acts as quite natural. His only regret is the absorbing 

nature of his passions, which obtrude themselves in season and 

out of season, seldom or never leaving him quiet, and sometimes 

making his life a hell. Yet he doubts whether he would change 

himself, even if he had the power. 

 

 

HISTORY XVII.--Age 25; is employed in an ordinary workshop, and 

lives in the back alley of a large town in which he was born and 

bred. Fair, slight, and refined in appearance. The sexual organs 

are normal and well developed, and the sexual passions strong. 

His mother is a big masculine woman, and he is much attached to 

her. Father is slight and weakly. He has seven brothers and one 

sister. Homosexual desires began at an early age, though he does 

not seem to have come under any perverse influences. He is not 

inclined to masturbation. Erotic dreams are always of males. He 

declares he never cared for any woman except his mother, and that 

he could not endure to sleep with a woman. 

 

He says he generally falls in love with a man at first sight--as 

a rule, some one older than himself and of higher class--and 

longs to sleep and be with him. In one case he fell in love with 

a man twice his own age, and would not rest until he had won his 

affection. He does not much care what form the sexual relation 

takes. He is sensitive and feminine by nature, gentle, and 

affectionate. He is neat and orderly in his habits, and fond of 

housework; helps his mother in washing, etc. He appears to think 

that male attachments are perfectly natural. 

 

 

HISTORY XVIII.--Englishman, born in Paris; aged 26; an actor. He 

belongs to an old English family; his father, so far as he is 

aware, had no homosexual inclinations, nor had any of his 

ancestors on the paternal side; but he believes that his 


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