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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

expected to devote my life in making her happy, but I soon found 

that the true reason of my friend's apparent unfaithfulness was 

my own action, combined with a feeling on his part that it was as 

well that our affection should cease even at the cost of 

misunderstanding. Since then, three years ago, I have not had a 

happy day or night, and am therefore quite unable to promote 

happiness in others. Without my friend, I can find no 

satisfaction with wife, child, or home. Life has become almost 

unbearable. Often I have seriously thought of committing suicide, 

only to postpone it to a time which would be less cruelly 

inopportune to others. I see my friend (now married) almost 

daily, and suffer tortures at seeing others nearer to him than 

myself. No explanation seems possible, as the whole idea of 

inversion is so repugnant to him, and being an honorable man he 

would feel marital ties preclude _any_ warmth of affection. But 

all the longing of my life seems to be culminating in a driving 

force which will carry me to the male prostitute or to death. I 

can concentrate my mind on nothing else, and consequently have 

become inefficient in work and have no heart for play. I know if 

my longings could be occasionally satisfied I should immediately 

recover, but my fear is that if I killed myself those who knew me 

in happier days would only be confirmed in the impression of my 

degeneracy and would feel my instincts had caused it, whereas it 

is the denial and starvation of them which would have brought 

about the result. I know now by experience of self and others 

that my disposition is congenital and that I have been rendered 

unhappy myself and a cause of unhappiness to others by the too 

late knowledge of myself. The example of my former friend who 

married misled me to think I too _could_ marry and make a happy 

home; so that when the man I loved advised me I resolved to do 

so, as I would have done almost anything else _he_ suggested. If 

I could have withdrawn from the engagement without embarrassment 

to the devoted woman who became my wife I would have done so, if 

she gave me the opportunity. Nothing in my married state has 

brought me pleasure and I often wish my wife would cease to love 

me so that we might separate. But she would be heart-broken at 

the suggestion and I feel driven to attempt to relieve my 

feelings even in a way that has previously seemed repulsive to 

me,--I mean by use of money. 

 

"About my feelings toward my child there is not much to say, as 

they are not very strong. I believe I carry him and help bathe 

and attend to him as much as most fathers, and when he is a few 

years older I hope I may find him very companionable. But he has 

brought me no real joy, though I see other men look at him almost 

with affection. But he has brought added happiness to his 

mother." 

 

The next case is interesting as showing the mental and emotional 

development in a very radical case of sexual inversion. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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