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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

chaste and know no man. These leave every womanly occupation and 

imitate the men. They wear their hair the same way as the men; 

they go to war with them or hunting, bearing their bows; they 

continue always in the company of men, and each has a woman who 

serves her and with whom she lives." 

 

This has some analogy with the phenomena seen among North American men. 

Dr. Holder, who has carefully studied the _bote_, tells me that he has met 

no corresponding phenomena in women. 

 

There is no doubt, however, that homosexuality among women is well known 

to the American Indians in various regions. Thus the Salish Indians of 

British Columbia have a myth of an old woman who had intercourse with a 

young woman by means of a horn used as a penis.[149] In the mythology of 

the Assiniboine Indians (of Canada and Montana) and the Fox Indians (of 

Iowa) there are also legends of feminine homosexuality, supposed to have 

been derived from the Algonkin Cree Indians, who were closely connected 

with both.[150] 

 

According to the Assiniboine legend, a man's wife fell in love 

with his sister and eloped with her, a boneless child being the 

result of the union; the husband pursued the couple, and killed 

his wife as well as the child; no one cared to avenge her death. 

The Fox legend, entitled "Two Maidens who Played the Harlot with 

Each Other," runs as follows: "It is said that once on a time 

long ago there were two young women who were friends together. It 

is told that there were also two youths who tried to woo the two 

maidens, but they were not able even so much as to talk with 

them. After awhile the youths began to suspect something wrong. 

So once during the summer, when the two maidens started away to 

peel off bark, the youths followed, staying just far enough 

behind to keep them in sight. While the girls were peeling the 

bark, the youths kept themselves hidden. After awhile they no 

longer heard the sound of the maidens at work. Whereupon they 

began to creep up to where they were. When they drew nigh, 

behold, the maidens were in the act of taking off their clothes. 

The first to disrobe flung herself down on the ground and lay 

there. 'Pray, what are these girls going to do?' was the feeling 

in the hearts of the youths. And to their amazement the girls 

began to lie with each other. Thereupon the youths ran to where 

the girls were. She who was lying on top instantly fell over 

backward. Her clitoris was standing out and had a queer shape; it 

was like a turtle's penis. Thereupon the maidens began to plead 

with the youths: 'Oh, don't tell on us!' they said. 'Truly it is 

not of our own free desire that we have done this thing We have 

done it under the influence of some unknown being.' It is said 

that afterward one of the maidens became big with child. In the 

course of time, she gave birth, and the child was like a 

soft-shell turtle." 

 

In Bali, according to Jacobs (as quoted by Ploss and Bartels), 

homosexuality is almost as common among women as among men, though it is 

more secretly exercised; the methods of gratification adopted are either 

digital or lingual, or else by bringing the parts together (tribadism). 

 

Baumann, who noted inversion among the male negro population of Zanzibar, 

finds that it is also not rare among women. Although Oriental manners 

render it impossible for such women to wear men's clothes openly, they do 

so in private, and are recognized by other women by their man-like 

bearing, as also by the fact that women's garments do not suit them. They 

show a preference for masculine occupations, and seek sexual satisfaction 

among women who have the same inclinations, or else among normal women, 

who are won over by presents or other means. In addition to tribadism or 

cunnilinctus, they sometimes use an ebony or ivory phallus, with a kind of 

glans at one end, or sometimes at both ends; in the latter case it can be 

used by two women at once, and sometimes it has a hole bored through it by 

which warm water can be injected; it is regarded as an Arab invention, and 

is sometimes used by normal women shut up in harems, and practically 


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