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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

it was not right to them, as he could not marry them because he 

held too high an ideal of marriage. He had always felt attracted 

to his own sex, and had kept up a Platonic friendship with a 

college chum, X (to whom I knew he was passionately attached), 

for some years. Both considered it perfectly moral, and both, 

felt better for it. Both abhor _pedicatio_. X., however, would 

never discuss the subject, and seemed half-ashamed of it. A., on 

the other hand, though showing a great self-respect in all things 

else, feels no shame, though he says he would never discuss it 

except with close friends or if asked for private advice. 

 

"A. is the elder child of a military officer. His parents were 21 

and 19, respectively, at the time of his birth. Both parents are 

healthy, and the two children (both boys) have good 

constitutions, though the elder has the better. He is of medium 

height and slender limbs, proud carriage, handsome and 

intellectual face (classic Greek type), excellent complexion, 

charming manners, and good temper. The penis is large, the 

foreskin very short. He is fond of philosophy, natural science, 

history, and literature. He is reflective and patient rather than 

smart, but strong-willed and very active when roused, never 

resting till he has accomplished what he wants, even if this 

takes years. He sings excellently, and is fond of cycling, 

boating, swimming, and mountain-climbing. He enjoys excellent 

health, and has never had a day's illness since he was 12 years 

of age. He says the only time he cannot sleep has been when in 

bed with some one who could not or would not satisfy him. He 

requires satisfaction at least once a week, twice or thrice in 

the hot season. He never smokes, nor drinks beer or spirits. He 

is still single, but believes that marriage would meet all his 

needs. 

 

"X. is also an oldest child, of young and healthy parents 

(between 21 and 24 at his birth) of different class; father a 

builder. He is of pleasing, but not handsome, appearance; very 

sensitive, very neat, and methodical in all things; not very 

strong-willed, and very reserved to women. He is of very studious 

disposition, especially fond of philosophy, politics, and natural 

science; a good musician. Takes moderate exercise, but rather 

easily fatigued. Is generally healthy, but not overstrong. He is 

a vegetarian, and was brought up as a free-thinker. Until two 

years ago he was never attracted toward a girl; indeed, he 

disliked girls; but he is now engaged. For about eighteen months, 

he has relinquished homosexuality, but has suffered from dreams, 

bad digestion, and peevishness since. He thinks the only remedy 

is marriage, which he is pushing on. He regards homosexuality as 

quite natural and normal, though his desires are not strong, and 

once a fortnight has always satisfied him. He was led to the 

practice by the reasoning of A., and because he felt a certain 

vague need, and this comforted him. He thinks it a matter of 

temperament and not to be discussed, except by scientists. He 

says he could never perform it except with his dearest friend, 

whose request he could not resist. He has a long foreskin, flesh 

like a woman's, and is well proportioned. 

 

"Both men are ardent for social reform, the one actively, the 

other passively engaged in it. Both also regard the law as to 

homosexuality as absurd and demoralizing. They also think that 

the law prohibiting polygamy is largely the cause of 

prostitution, as many women are prevented from living honest 

lives and being cared for by someone, and many men could marry 

one woman for physical satisfaction and another for intellectual. 

 

"They were devoted to each other when I first knew them; they are 

still friends, but separated by distance. Both are exceedingly 

honorable, and the latter is truthful to a fault." 

 

According to later information X. had married and his homosexual 

tendencies were almost completely in abeyance, partly, perhaps, 

owing to the fact that he now lives quietly in the country. A. 


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