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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

that in two other cases, later, women loved me, and have both 

permanently remained unmarried on my account. I sometimes feel 

that in a wisely free society I should be able to give both of 

these women children. That I believe I could do, and I think it 

would be an immense satisfaction to them. A permanent union with 

a woman would, however, be impossible to me. A permanent union 

with a man would, I believe, be possible. At least I know that 

attractions which have been at all homosexual in character have 

in my case been very lasting. 

 

"I was strongly attracted when not more than 13 to a lad slightly 

older. It was a love story, there is no doubt, but I do not 

recollect any outer sexual signs. There were other passing cases, 

but in no case was there any warm response till I was 15. I then 

made friends with a lad of entirely different type from myself. I 

was a reader. I liked long walks and fresh air, but I was too shy 

to go in for sports. Indeed I was frightfully shy. He was a great 

sportsman and always at home in society. But he asked me to help 

him with some work, and we took to working together. I grew 

passionately fond of him. His caresses always caused some 

erection. Personally, I believe it would have been wiser to have 

obtained complete sexual expression. The absence of knowledge led 

to two distinctly undesirable results. The first was marked 

congestion and pain at times; the second was a tendency to a sort 

of modified masochism. There is always, I suppose, some erotic 

attraction about the buttocks, and of course also, to boys, they 

afford an irresistibly attractive mark for a good smack. I found 

that when this lad spanked me it produced some amount of sexual 

excitement, and the desire for this form of stimulus grew upon 

me. The result, in my case, was bad. It was sensualism, not love. 

I can say this with confidence, because in a much later case of 

deeply passionate love, I shrank from any such method, but the 

mutual, naked embrace I found was for me an absolutely natural 

and _pure_ expression of love. I never felt any touch of 

grossness in it, and it destroyed the earlier and (for me at 

least) less wholesome desire. 

 

"The school friendship disappeared with the marriage of my 

friend. I was furiously jealous, and the young man's mother was 

opposed to me, but I still think of that early friendship with 

tenderness. I know that my boy friend was the first who made me 

capable of self-expression, the first who taught me how to make 

friends at all. And if he still cared for me, I know that his 

love would be dear to me still. 

 

"My chief regret, as I look back, is that I did not know about 

these things early. I cannot but think that all youngsters should 

be spoken to about the love of comrades and encouraged to seek 

help in any sort of trouble that this may bring. We homogenic 

folk may be but a small percentage of mankind, but our numbers 

are still great, and surely the making or marring of our lives 

should count for something. At college I fell violently in love 

with a friend with whom I did work in science. He loved me too, 

though not with such heat. He also was largely uranian, but this 

I only realized a year or two back. He remains unmarried, and is 

still my friend. We did some research work together which is 

pretty well known. I am quite sure that the love we had for each 

other gave tremendous zest to our work and greatly increased our 

powers. 

 

"While I was working at college I was interested in a lad who was 

working as errand boy for a city firm. I helped him to get better 

training, and spent money on him. My father was making me some 

allowance at the time and demurred. I said I would in future 

support myself, and in this way came to take up schoolmastering. 

I at once became quite absorbed in my work with the boys. Of 

course I loved them. And here I feel I must touch upon what seems 

to me a characteristic of most of us uranians. Our genital organs 

are with us ordinarily and usually organs of _expression_. The 


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