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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

soldiers to a large extent. Some of the barracks (notably 

Knightsbridge) are great centres. On summer evenings Hyde Park 

and the neighborhood of Albert Gate is full of guardsmen and 

others plying a lively trade, and with little disguise, in 

uniform or out. In these cases it sometimes only amounts to a 

chat on a retired seat or a drink at a bar; sometimes recourse is 

had to a room in some known lodging-house, or to one or two 

hotels which lend themselves to this kind of business. In any 

case it means a covetable addition to Tommy Atkins's 

pocket-money." And Mr. Raffalovich, speaking of London, remarks: 

"The number of soldiers who prostitute themselves is greater than 

we are willing to believe. It is no exaggeration to say that in 

certain regiments the presumption is in favor of the venality of 

the majority of the men." It is worth noting that there is a 

perfect understanding in this matter between soldiers and the 

police, who may always be relied upon by the former for 

assistance and advice. I am indebted to my correspondent "Z" for 

the following notes: "Soldiers are no less sought after in France 

than in England or in Germany, and special houses exist for 

military prostitution both in Paris and the garrison-towns. Many 

facts known about the French army go to prove that these habits 

have been contracted in Algeria, and have spread to a formidable 

extent through whole regiments. The facts related by Ulrichs 

about the French foreign legion, on the testimony of a credible 

witness who had been a pathic in his regiment, deserve attention 

(_Ara Spei_, p. 20; _Memnon_, p. 27). This man, who was a German, 

told Ulrichs that the Spanish, French, and Italian soldiers were 

the lovers, the Swiss and German their beloved (see also General 

Brossier's Report, quoted by Burton, _Arabian Nights_, vol. x, p. 

251). In Lucien Descaves's military novel, _Sous Offs_ (Paris, 

Tresse et Stock, 1890), some details are given regarding 

establishments for male prostitution. See pages 322, 412, and 417 

for description of the drinking-shop called 'Aux Amis de 

l'Armee,' where a few maids were kept for show, and also of its 

frequenters, including, in particular, the Adjutant Laprevotte. 

Ulrichs reports that in the Austrian army lectures on homosexual 

vices are regularly given to cadets and conscripts (_Memnon_, p. 

26). A soldier who had left the army told a friend of mine that 

he and many of his comrades had taken to homosexual indulgences 

when abroad on foreign service in a lonely station. He kept the 

practice up in England 'because the women of his class were so 

unattractive.' The captain of an English man-of-war said that he 

was always glad to send his men on shore after a long cruise at 

sea, never feeling sure how far they might not all go if left 

without women for a certain space of time." I may add that A. 

Hamon (_La France Sociale et Politique_, 1891, pp. 653-55; also 

in his _Psychologie du Militaire Professional_, chapter x) gives 

details as to the prevalence of homosexuality in the French army, 

especially in Algeria; he regards it as extremely common, 

although the majority are free. A fragment of a letter by General 

Lamoriciere (speaking of Marshal Changarnier) is quoted: _En 

Afrique nous en etions tous, mais lui en est reste ici_. 

 

This primitive indifference is doubtless also a factor in the prevalence 

of homosexuality among criminals, although, here, it must be remembered, 

two other factors (congenital abnormality and the isolation of 

imprisonment) have to be considered. In Russia, Tarnowsky observes that 

all pederasts are agreed that the common people are tolerably indifferent 

to their sexual advances, which they call "gentlemen's games." A 

correspondent remarks on "the fact, patent to all observers, that simple 

folk not infrequently display no greater disgust for the abnormalities of 

sexual appetite than they do for its normal manifestations."[42] He knows 

of many cases in which men of lower class were flattered and pleased by 

the attentions of men of higher class, although not themselves inverted. 


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