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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

way. He felt, however, that he must conquer himself by efforts of 

will, and by a persistent direction of his thoughts to 

heterosexual images. He sought the society of distinguished 

women. Once he coaxed up a romantic affection for a young girl of 

15, which came to nothing, probably because the girl felt the 

want of absolute passion in his wooing. She excited his 

imagination, and he really loved her; but she did not, even in 

the closest contact, stimulate his sexual appetite. Once, when he 

kissed her just after she had risen from bed in the morning, a 

curious physical repugnance came over him, attended with a sad 

feeling of disappointment. 

 

He was strongly advised to marry by physicians. At last he did 

so. He found that he was potent, and begot several children, but 

he also found, to his disappointment, that the tyranny of the 

male genital organs on his fancy increased. Owing to this cause 

his physical, mental, and moral discomfort became acute. His 

health gave way. 

 

At about the age of 30, unable to endure his position any longer, 

he at last yielded to his sexual inclinations. As he began to do 

this, he also began to regain calm and comparative health. He 

formed a close alliance with a youth of 19. This _liaison_ was 

largely sentimental, and marked by a kind of etherealized 

sensuality. It involved no sexual acts beyond kissing, naked 

contact, and rare involuntary emissions. About the age of 36 he 

began freely to follow homosexual inclinations. After this he 

rapidly recovered his health. The neurotic disturbances subsided. 

 

He has always loved men younger than himself. At about the age of 

27 he had begun to admire young soldiers. Since he yielded freely 

to his inclinations the men he has sought are invariably persons 

of a lower social rank than his own. He carried on one _liaison_ 

continuously for twelve years; it began without passion on the 

friend's side, but gradually grew to nearly equal strength on 

both sides. He is not attracted by uniforms, but seeks some 

uncontaminated child of nature. 

 

The methods of satisfaction have varied with the phases of his 

passion. At first they were romantic and Platonic, when a 

hand-touch, a rare kiss, or mere presence sufficed. In the second 

period sleeping side by side, inspection of the naked body of the 

loved man, embracements, and occasional emissions after prolonged 

contact. In the third period the gratification became more 

frankly sensual. It took every shape: mutual masturbation, 

intercrural coitus, _fellatio, irrumatio_, and occasionally 

active _pedicatio_; always according to the inclination or 

concession of the beloved male. 

 

He himself always plays the active, masculine part. He never 

yields himself to the other, and he asserts that he never has the 

joy of finding himself desired with ardor equal to his own. He 

does not shrink from passive _pedicatio_; but it is never 

demanded of him. Coitus with males, as above described, always 

seems to him healthy and natural; it leaves a deep sense of 

well-being, and has cemented durable friendships. He has always 

sought to form permanent ties with the men whom he has adored so 

excessively. 

 

He is of medium height, not robust, but with great nervous 

energy, with strong power of will and self-control, able to 

resist fatigue and changes of external circumstances. 

 

In boyhood he had no liking for female occupations, or for the 

society of girls, preferring study and solitude. He avoided games 

and the noisy occupations of boys, but was only non-masculine in 

his indifference to sport, was never feminine in dress or habit. 

He never succeeded in his attempts to whistle. He is a great 

smoker, and has at times drunk much. He likes riding, skating, 

and climbing, but is a poor horseman, and is clumsy with his 

hands. He has no capacity for the fine arts and music, though 

much interested in them, and is a prolific author. 

 

He has suffered extremely throughout life, owing to his sense of 


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