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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

HISTORY XXXIV.--Miss S., aged 38, living in a city of the United 

States, a business woman of fine intelligence, prominent in 

professional and literary circles. Her general health is good, 

but she belongs to a family in which there is a marked 

neuropathic element. She is of rather phlegmatic temperament, 

well poised, always perfectly calm and self-possessed, rather 

retiring in disposition, with gentle, dignified bearing. 

 

She says she cannot care for men, but that all her life has been 

"glorified and made beautiful by friendship with women," whom she 

loves as a man loves women. Her character is, however, well 

disciplined, and her friends are not aware of the nature of her 

affections. She tries not to give all her love to one person, and 

endeavors (as she herself expresses it) to use this "gift of 

loving" as a stepping-stone to high mental and spiritual 

attainments. She is described by one who has known her for 

several years as "having a high nature, and instincts unerringly 

toward high things." 

 

 

HISTORY XXXV.--Miss B., artist, of German ancestry on the 

paternal side. Among her brothers and sisters, one is of neurotic 

temperament and another is inverted. She is herself healthy. She 

has no repugnance to men, and would even like to try marriage, if 

the union were not permanent, but she has seldom felt any sexual 

attraction to a man. In one exceptional instance, early in life, 

realizing that she was not adapted for heterosexual 

relationships, she broke off the engagement she had formed. Much 

later in life, she formed a more permanent relationship with a 

man of congenial tastes. 

 

She is attracted to women of various kinds, though she recognizes 

that there are some women to whom only men are attracted. Many 

years since she had a friend to whom she was very strongly 

attached, but the physical manifestations do not appear to have 

become pronounced. After that her thoughts were much occupied by 

several women to whom she made advances, which were not 

encouraged to pass beyond ordinary friendship. In one case, 

however, she formed an intimate relationship with a girl somewhat 

younger than herself, and a very feminine personality, who 

accepted Miss B.'s ardent love with pleasure, but in a passive 

manner, and did not consider that the relationship would stand in 

the way of her marrying, though she would on no account tell her 

husband. The relationship for the first time aroused Miss B.'s 

latent sexual emotions. She found sexual satisfaction in kissing 

and embracing her friend's body, but there appeared to be no 

orgasm. The relationship made a considerable change in her, and 

rendered her radiant and happy. 

 

In her behavior toward men Miss B. reveals no sexual shyness. Men 

are not usually attracted to her. There is nothing striking in 

her appearance; her person and manners, though careless, are not 

conspicuously man-like. She is fond of exercise and smokes a good 

deal. 

 

 

HISTORY XXXVI.--Miss H., aged 30. Among her paternal relatives 

there is a tendency to eccentricity and to nervous disease. Her 

grandfather drank; her father was eccentric and hypochondriacal, 

and suffered from obsessions. Her mother and mother's relatives 

are entirely healthy, and normal in disposition. 

 

At the age of 4 she liked to see the nates of a little girl who 

lived near. When she was about 6, the nurse-maid, sitting in the 

fields, used to play with her own parts, and told her to do 

likewise, saying it would make a baby come; she occasionally 

touched herself in consequence, but without producing any effect 

of any kind. When she was about 8 she used to see various 

nurse-maids uncover their children's sexual parts and show them 

to each other. She used to think about this when alone, and also 

about whipping. She never cared to play with dolls, and in her 

games always took the part of a man. Her first rudimentary 

sex-feelings appeared at the age of 8 or 9, and were associated 

with dreams of whipping and being whipped, which were most vivid 


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