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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

arm. I fainted, however, and was promptly succored. At the age of 

35, after a return from abroad, I took an enormous dose of 

poison. This time again a singular coincidence saved me, and I 

once more came back to life. After this I purposely went abroad 

to obtain death and sought it in every possible way. Quite in 

vain, as you see. One thing I have never had a fear of, but have 

always longed for--Death. I am sure that if we only knew what 

joys lay on the other side of death, the whole world would rush 

madly to suicide. I have, apart from any perversion of taste, an 

honest and genuine passion for children and animals, and I am 

never happier than when in their society. Both adore me. 

 

"My life has not dimmed nor deadened my faculties, for I am 

occupied at the present time with very important work and I write 

steadily. But my real life is passed in my visions, which take me 

into another world quite as real as this sensuous one, and where 

I always retreat on all occasions possible. And yet, a strange 

paradox--I am a convinced Stoic and almost confine my reading to 

Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius, and the 'Imitation.' I am extremely 

emotional, fond of the society of women, though I loathe the 

sexual side of them, and when I love, though passion is certainly 

inextricably mixed, the prevailing sentiment is spiritual. I 

shall probably end by being a Carthusian or a fakir." 

 

HISTORY XXIII.--Englishman, aged 70, of German descent on 

father's side. Was first child of his mother, who was 36 at his 

birth; a younger brother normal; has no other relatives. 

 

He was brought up in England, and went to school at the age of 

13. At a very early age, between 6 and 8, was deeply impressed by 

the handsome face of a young man, a royal trumpeter on horseback, 

seen in a procession. This, and the sight of the naked body of 

young men in a rowing-match on the river, caused great commotion, 

but not of a definitely sexual character. This was increased by 

the sight of a beautiful male model of a young Turk smoking, with 

his dress open in front, showing much of the breast and below the 

waist. He became familiar with pictures, admired the male figures 

of Italian martyrs, and the full, rich forms of the Antinous, and 

he read with avidity the _Arabian Nights_ and other Oriental 

tales, translations from the classics, Suetonius, Petronius, etc. 

He drew naked models in life schools, and delighted in male 

ballet-dancers. As a child, he used to perform in private 

theatricals; he excelled in female parts, and sang the songs of 

Madame Vestris, encouraged in this by his father. 

 

The sexual organs have never been fully developed, and the 

testicles, though large, are of a flabby consistence. He cannot 

whistle. He thinks he ought to have been a woman. 

 

At school he was shy and reserved, and had no particular intimacy 

with anyone, although he once desired it. He learned self-abuse 

from his younger brother, who had learned it from an older boy. 

He has never had erotic dreams. He never touched anyone but his 

brother until later when travelling in Italy, and then only his 

fellow-traveller. When travelling in Asia Minor he had many 

opportunities, but always put them aside from fear, afterward 

regretting his fearfulness. He yearned for intimacy with 

particular friends, but never dared to express it. He went much 

to theaters, and what he saw there incited him to masturbation. 

When he was about 30 years of age his reserve, and his fear of 

treachery and extortion, were at last overcome by an incident 

which occurred late at night at the Royal Exchange, and again in 

a dark recess in the gallery of the Olympic Theater when Gustavus 

Brooke was performing. From that time the Adelphi Theater, the 

Italian Opera, and the open parks at night became his fields of 

adventure. He remarks that among people crowding to witness a 

fire he found many opportunities. His especial intimates were a 

railway clerk and an Italian model. In more recent years he has 

chiefly found gratification among footmen and policemen. 


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