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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

between the ages of 11 and 14, when they died away on the 

appearance of affection for girls. She menstruated at 12. 

 

Her earliest affection, at the age of 13, was for a schoolfellow, 

a graceful, coquettish girl with long golden hair and blue eyes. 

Her affection displayed itself in performing all sorts of small 

services for this girl, in constantly thinking about her, and in 

feeling deliciously grateful for the smallest return. At the age 

of 14 she had a similar passion for a girl cousin; she used to 

look forward with ecstasy to her visits, and especially to the 

rare occasions when the cousin slept with her; her excitement was 

then so great that she could not sleep, but there was no 

conscious sexual excitement. At the age of 15 or 16 she fell in 

love with another cousin; her experiences with this girl were 

full of delicious sensations; if the cousin only touched her 

neck, a thrill went through her body which she now regards as 

sexual. Again, at 17, she had an overwhelming, passionate 

fascination for a schoolfellow, a pretty, commonplace girl, whom 

she idealized and etherealized to an extravagant extent. This 

passion was so violent that her health was, to some extent, 

impaired; but it was purely unselfish, and there was nothing 

sexual in it. On leaving school at the age of 19 she met a girl 

of about the same age as herself, very womanly, but not much 

attracted to men. This girl became very much attached to her, and 

sought to gain her love. After some time Miss H. was attracted by 

this love, partly from the sense of power it gave her, and an 

intimate relation grew up. This relation became vaguely physical, 

Miss H. taking the initiative, but her friend desiring such 

relations and taking extreme pleasure in them; they used to touch 

and kiss each other tenderly (especially on the _mons veneris_), 

with equal ardor. They each experienced a strong pleasurable 

feeling in doing this, and sexual erethism, but no orgasm, and it 

does not appear that this ever occurred. Their general behavior 

to each other was that of lovers, but they endeavored, as far as 

possible, to hide this fact from the world. This relation lasted 

for several years, and would have continued, had not Miss H.'s 

friend, from religious and moral scruples, put an end to the 

physical relationship. Miss H. had been very well and happy 

during this relationship; the interference with it seems to have 

exerted a disturbing influence, and also to have aroused her 

sexual desires, though she was still scarcely conscious of their 

real nature. 

 

Soon afterward another girl of exceedingly voluptuous type made 

love to Miss H., to which the latter yielded, giving way to her 

feelings as well as to her love of domination. She was afterward 

ashamed of this episode, though the physical element in it had 

remained vague and indefinite. Her remorse was so great that when 

her friend, repenting her scruples, implored her to let their 

relationship be on the same footing as of old, Miss H., in her 

return, resisted every effort to restore the physical relation. 

She kept to this resolution for some years, and sought to divert 

her thoughts into intellectual channels. When she again formed an 

intimate relationship it was with a congenial friend, and lasted 

for several years. 

 

She has never masturbated. Occasionally, but very rarely, she has 

had dreams of riding accompanied by pleasurable sexual emotions 

(she cannot recall any actual experience to suggest this, though 

fond of riding). She has never had any kind of sexual dreams 

about a man; of late years she has occasionally had erotic dreams 

about women. 

 

Her feeling toward men is friendly, but she has never had sexual 

attraction toward a man. She likes them as good comrades, as men 

like each other. She enjoys the society of men on account of 

their intellectual attraction. She is herself very active in 

social and intellectual work. Her feeling toward marriage has 

always been one of repugnance. She can, however, imagine a man 


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