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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

clean-minded heterogenic man is apt to look upon such a view of 

the genital organs as monstrous; we, on the other hand, are 

compelled (at least for ourselves) to regard it as the natural 

and pure one. For my own part I had many Puritan 

prejudices--prejudices that I retained for many a long and weary 

day--but my affection for those of my own sex so often expressed 

itself by some sexual stirring, and more or less erection, that I 

was _obliged_ to look upon this as inevitable, and in general I 

paid no attention to it whatever. It was the older boys' who 

sometimes attracted me strongly. My love for them was I know a 

genuinely spiritual thing, though inevitably having some physical 

expression. I was capable of great devotion to them and sacrifice 

for them, and I would certainly rather have died than have 

injured them. The boys got on well with me. I was never weak with 

them, and I was able to allow all kinds of familiarities without 

any loss of respect. The older boys usually, out of class, called 

me by my Christian name, and I remember one writing to ask me 

whether he might do so, as it made him feel 'nearer' to me. A few 

of the lads I of course loved with special devotion. They kissed 

me and loved to have me embrace them. One of these was, I now 

know, pure uranian, and there was in his case certainly some 

sexual response, but though I often slept with him, when he was a 

lad of 17 and 18, there was never any idea in our minds of any 

sexual act. We are still warm friends, and always kiss when we 

meet. Looking back upon those days, I feel that I was a little 

inclined to pass on from one love to another, but each was a 

genuine devotion, and involved real hard work on the lad's 

behalf. And I know that where the lad stuck to me into manhood a 

real tenderness and love remain still. 

 

"While teaching I made the acquaintance of a non-conformist 

minister, who, though happily married, had certainly some 

homogenic tendencies. He was most devoted to boys and helped me 

with regard to some difficult cases. It was the difficult cases 

that always attracted me. I had to punish these lads and my 

friend recommended spanking with the hand on the bare buttocks. I 

mention that I adopted this method, because it might have been 

thought specially dangerous to me. It certainly never produced in 

me the remotest suggestion of any sexual act, though it did 

sometimes produce a slight amount of sexual excitement. I 

disregarded this, or put it out of my mind, as I found the method 

most efficacious. It was capable of great variation of intensity, 

and the boys were always ready to joke about it. I never came 

across a case where any sexual excitement was produced by it. The 

boys whom I had to be most 'down' on almost always, however, grew 

fonder of me. There may be a slight and normal masochistic 

tendency in most boys, and _perhaps_ the erogenic character of 

the buttocks has something to do with the development of 

affection. If so, I am inclined to regard it as normal and useful 

rather than otherwise, for in my experience no undesirable result 

was ever produced. But then, of course, there was no playing with 

the business; that might, I am sure, in some cases be decidedly 

injurious. 

 

"One experience of my schoolmastering days is, I think, important 

in its bearing upon general sexual psychology. I always noticed 

that during the term I was specially free from 'wet dreams.' What 

is noteworthy is this: During term there was never anything more 

than a very partial sexual expression of any feeling of mine, 

such expression indeed as was wholly inevitable. There was 

therefore no actual loss of semen, and it seems clear that the 

'wet dreams' were not due to mere physical pressure. The psychic 

satisfaction of love in this case made the complete physical 

expression less urgent. But it was a love of a distinctly tender 

kind that was needed to keep the physical from obtruding. Of that 

further experience has made me sure. I am, moreover, now 


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