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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

sympathy with certain 'grosser manifestations of masculine 

character, such as smoking.' Some women think me unusually 

observing of women's dress. My own is by no means effeminate. In 

a muscular way I have average strength, but am supple far beyond 

what is usual. If trained for it early, I believe I would have 

made a good contortionist. 

 

"I have never had the least inclination to use tobacco, generally 

take neither tea nor coffee, and seldom any liquor, never malt 

liquors. The dessert is always the best part of the meal. These 

tastes I attribute largely to my sedentary life. When out camping 

I observed a marked change in the direction of heartier food and 

mild stimulants. 

 

"My physical courage has never been put to the test, but I 

observe that others appear to count on it. I am very aggressive 

in matters of religious, political, social opinion. In moral 

courage I am either reckless or courageous, I do not know which. 

 

"I am, perhaps, a better whistler than most men. 

 

"When I was quite little my grandmother taught me to do certain 

kinds of fancy-work, and I continued to do a little from time to 

time until I was 24. Then I became irritated over a piece that 

troubled me, put it in the fire, and have not wanted to touch any 

since. As a pet economy I continue to do nearly all of my own 

mending. 

 

"I have a decided aversion for much jewelry. My estheticism is 

very pronounced as compared with most of the men with whom I 

associate, although I have never been able to give it much scope. 

It makes for cleanliness, order, and general good taste. My dress 

is economical and by no means fastidious; yet it seems to be 

generally approved. I have been complimented often on my ability 

to select appropriate presents, clothing, and to arrange a room." 

 

M.O. states that he practises the love-bite at times, though very 

gently. He often wants to pinch one who interests him sexually. 

 

He considers very silly the statement somewhere made, that 

inverts are always liars. Very few people, he says, are perfectly 

honest, and the more dangerous society makes it for a man to be 

so, the less likely he is to be. While he himself has been unable 

in two or three instances to keep promises made to withhold from 

sexual intercourse with certain attractive individuals, he has 

never otherwise been guilty of untruth about his homosexual 

relations. 

 

The foregoing narrative was received eight years ago. During this 

interval M.O.'s health has very greatly improved. There has been 

a marked increase in outdoor activities and interests. 

 

Two years since M.O. consulted a prominent specialist who 

performed a thorough psychoanalysis. He informed M.O. that he 

was less strongly homosexual than he himself supposed, and 

recommended marriage with some young and pretty woman. He 

attributed the homosexual bent to M.O.'s having had his "nose 

broken" at the age of 6, by the birth of a younger brother, who 

from that time on received all the attention and petting. M.O. 

had continued up to that age very affectionate toward his mother 

and dependent on her. He can remember friends and neighbors 

commenting on it. At first M.O. was inclined to reject this 

suggestion of the specialist, but on long reflection he inclines 

to believe that it was indeed a very important factor, though not 

the sole one. From his later observations of children and 

comparisons of these with memories of his own childhood, M.O. 

says he is sure he was affectionate and demonstrative much beyond 

the average. His greatest craving was for affection, and his 

greatest grief the fancied belief that no one cared for him. At 

10 or 11 he attempted suicide for this reason. 

 

Also as a result of the psychoanalysis, but trying to eliminate 

the influence of suggestion, he recollects and emphasizes more 

the attraction he felt toward girls before the age of 12. Had his 

sexual experiences subsequently proved normal, he doubts if those 

before 12 could be held to give evidence of homosexuality, but 


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