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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

masturbation. Mutual contact and friction of the sexual parts seem to be 

comparatively rare, but it seems to have been common in antiquity, for we 

owe to it the term "tribadism" which is sometimes used as a synonym of 

feminine homosexuality, and this method is said to be practised today by 

the southern Slav women of the Balkans.[172] The extreme gratification is 

_cunnilinctus_, or oral stimulation of the feminine sexual organs, not 

usually mutual, but practised by the more active and masculine partner; 

this act is sometimes termed, by no means satisfactorily, "Sapphism," and 

"Lesbianism."[173] 

 

An enlarged clitoris is but rarely found in inversion and plays a very 

small part in the gratification of feminine homosexuality. Kiernan 

refers; to a case, occurring in America, in which an inverted woman, 

married and a mother, possessed a clitoris which measured 21/2 inches 

when erect. Casanova described an inverted Swiss, woman, otherwise 

feminine in development, whose clitoris in excitement was longer than 

his little finger, and capable of penetration.[174] The older 

literature contains many similar cases. In most such cases, however, we 

are probably concerned with some form of pseudohermaphroditism, and the 

"clitoris" may more properly be regarded as a penis; there is thus no 

inversion involved.[175] 

 

While the use of the clitoris is rare in homosexuality, the use of an 

artificial penis is by no means uncommon and very widespread. In several 

of the modern cases in which inverted women have married women (such as 

those of Sarolta Vay and De Raylan) the belief of the wife in the 

masculinity of the "husband" has been due to an appliance of this kind 

used in intercourse. The artificial penis (the olisbos, or baubon) was 

well known to the Greeks and is described by Herondas. Its invention was 

ascribed by Suidas to the Milesian women, and Miletus, according to 

Aristophanes in the _Lysistrata_, was the chief place of its 

manufacture.[176] It was still known in medieval times, and in the twelfth 

century Bishop Burchard, of Worms, speaks of its use as a thing "which 

some women are accustomed to do." In the early eighteenth century, 

Margaretha Lincken, again in Germany, married another woman with the aid 

of an artificial male organ.[177] The artificial penis is also used by 

homosexual women in various parts of the world. Thus we find it mentioned 

in legends of the North American Indians and it is employed in Zanzibar 

and Madagascar.[178] 

 

The various phenomena of sadism, masochism, and fetichism which 

are liable to arise, spontaneously or by suggestion, in the 

relationships of normal lovers, as well as of male inverts, may 

also arise in the same way among inverted women, though, 

probably, not often in a very pronounced form. Moll, however, 

narrates a case (_Kontraere Sexualempfindung_, 1899, pp. 565-70) 

in which various minor but very definite perversions were 

combined with inversion. A young lady of 26, of good heredity, 

from the age of 6 had only been attracted to her own sex, and 

even in childhood had practised mutual _cunnilinctus_. She was 

extremely intelligent, and of generous and good-natured 

disposition, with various masculine tastes, but, on the whole, of 

feminine build and with completely feminine larynx. During seven 

years she lived exclusively with one woman. She found complete 

satisfaction in active _cunnilinctus_. During the course of this 

relationship various other methods of excitement and 

gratification arose--it seems, for the most part, spontaneously. 

She found much pleasure in urolagnic and coprolagnic practices. 

In addition to these and similar perversions, the subject liked 

being bitten, especially in the lobule of the ear, and she was 

highly excited when whipped by her friend, who should, if 

possible, be naked at the time; only the nates must be whipped 

and only a birch rod be used, or the effect would not be 

obtained. These practices would not be possible to her in the 

absence of extreme intimacy and mutual understanding, and they 

only took place with the one friend. In this case the perverse 

phenomena were masochistic rather than sadistic. Many homosexual 


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