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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

with him _in anum_. This really at that time was an exception to 

my ordinary tastes which speedily developed into an intense 

desire of _fellatio_ and later on of intercrural pleasures. This 

latter perhaps may be accounted for by the visit to our house of 

a small boy with whom I slept for about a year. Every night 

during this period, I had intercrural connection with him twice 

and sometimes three times. Then came a consuming passion for all 

young boys and very old men. Boys after 14 or 15 ceased to 

attract me, more particularly when the hair of the pubes began to 

develop. From 8 to 14, when first I had sexual emissions, I 

masturbated at every opportunity. From 14 to 27, always once a 

day, generally twice and sometimes three times a day. At 27 I 

took rooms and formed acquaintance with the family occupying the 

house. The boys, one by one, were allowed to sleep with me and I 

conceived an extraordinary passion for one of them, an attachment 

which lasted till I finally left England. The attachment was much 

more that of a man for his wife and had nothing degrading in it. 

I was wretched when away from him, and as he was very attached to 

sport of all kinds I suffered 'divers kinds of death' each time 

that I imagined his life to be endangered. I can honestly say 

that in each of my attachments, and I have had many, the 

prevailing sentiment was the delight of protecting a weaker being 

than myself. Each person whom I have loved has been perfectly 

normal and all are now fathers of families. Each still regards me 

with affection and respect in spite of what has passed between 

us. All my life I have been possessed with the passion for 

paternity, I could almost say maternity. Willingly would I have 

suffered the pains of hell could I have borne a son to the person 

I loved. That I can honestly say has been the dominant instinct 

of my life. In my passion I have never been brutal, nor save 

under the influence of wine have I had connection with men over 

the age of puberty. In Southern Europe my experiences have been 

the same, a predominant passion for a boy exhibiting itself in 

every species of protecting care, and though terminating so far 

as sexual passion was concerned when the boy reached 15 or 16 

years, yet still lasting and enduring in an honest and unselfish 

affection. At the age of 51, I still masturbate once or twice a 

week, though I long for some person whom I love to share the 

pleasure with me. I tried vainly at the age of 27 to bring 

myself into line with others. Prostitutes caused me horror, 

whether male or female. I attempted the act of coitus four or 

five times, twice with women of loose lives and at other times 

with married women. Save in one case the attempts were either 

abortive or caused me extreme disgust. 

 

"Practically from the time of puberty I have attracted sexually 

not only women but men. Women, oddly enough, though I care 

nothing for them sexually, either hate me or adore me, and I have 

had five offers of marriage. At the same time up till five years 

ago, I was pursued by men and have had the oddest experiences 

both in England and abroad. In the early period of this history I 

suffered tremendously from the feeling that I was isolated and 

unique in the world. I strove against the habit of masturbation 

and my perverted tastes with all my might. Scourges, vigils, 

burnings, all were of no avail. Deeper reading in the Classics 

showed me how common was the taste of sex for the same sex. At 27 

I began to have a settled philosophy. Then as now, I made endless 

resolutions to avoid masturbation, though I can see nothing wrong 

in the mutual act of two persons drawn together by love. I am and 

always have been an extremely religious man, and if I am not 

altogether an orthodox Catholic, do my duties and have a high 

sense of the supernatural. I suffered much from melancholy from 

my earliest years. At 18, though nothing definitely was wrong, a 

vague but profound _malaise_ induced me to open the veins of my 


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