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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

to reform the homosexual manners of the women, the latter made his post so 

uncomfortable that he was compelled to resign. Salillas (_Vida Penal en 

Espana_) asserts that all the evidence shows the extraordinary expansion 

of Lesbian love in prisons. The _mujeres hombrunas_ receive masculine 

names--Pepe, Chulo, Bernardo, Valiente; new-comers are surrounded in the 

court-yard by a crowd of lascivious women, who overwhelm them with honeyed 

compliments and gallantries and promises of protection, the most robust 

virago having most successes; a single day and night complete the 

initiation. 

 

[155] Even among Arab prostitutes it is found, according to Kocher, though 

among Arab women generally it is rare. 

 

[156] _Monatsschrift fuer Harnkrankheiten_, Nov., 1905; in his _Tribadie 

Berlins_, he states that among 3000 prostitutes at least ten per cent. 

were homosexual. See also Parent-Duchatelet, _De la Prostitution_, 3d ed., 

vol. i, pp. 159, 169; Martineau, _Les Deformations vulvaires et anales_; 

and Iwan Bloch, _Beitraege zur AEtiologie der Psychopathia Sexualis_, 1902, 

vol. i, p. 244. 

 

[157] Hirschfeld, _Die Homosexualitaet_, p. 330. 

 

[158] Eulenburg, _Sexuelle Neuropathie_, p. 144. 

 

[159] See vol. vi of these _Studies_, "Sex in Relation to Society," ch. 

vii. 

 

[160] The prostitute has sometimes been regarded as a special type, 

analogous to the instinctive criminal. This point of view has been 

specially emphasized by Lombroso and Ferrero, _La Donna Delinquente_. 

Apart from this, these authors regard homosexuality among prostitutes as 

due to the following causes (p. 410 et seq.): (_a_) excessive and often 

unnatural venery; (_b_) confinement in a prison, with separation from men; 

(_c_) close association with the same sex, such as is common in brothels; 

(_d_) maturity and old age, inverting the secondary sexual characters and 

predisposing to sexual inversion; (_e_) disgust of men produced by a 

prostitute's profession, combined with the longing for love. For cases of 

homosexuality in American prostitutes, see D. McMurtrie, _Lancet-Clinic_, 

Nov. 2, 1912. 

 

[161] Thus Casanova, who knew several nuns intimately, refers to 

homosexuality as a childish sin so common in convents that confessors 

imposed no penance for it (_Memoires_, ed. Garnier, vol. iv, p. 517). 

Homosexuality in convent schools has been studied by Mercante, _Archivos 

di Psiquiatria_, 1905, pp. 22-30. 

 

[162] I quote the following from a private letter written in Switzerland: 

"An English resident has told me that his wife has lately had to send away 

her parlor-maid (a pretty girl) because she was always taking in strange 

women to sleep with her. I asked if she had been taken from hotel service, 

and found, as I expected, that she had. But neither my friend nor his wife 

suspected the real cause of these nocturnal visits." 

 

[163] For a series of cases of affection of girls for girls, in apparently 

normal subjects in the United States, see, e.g., Lancaster, "The 

Psychology and Pedagogy of Adolescence," _Pedagogical Seminary_, July, 

1897, p. 88; also, for school friendships between girls, exactly 

resembling those between boys and girls, Theodate L. Smith, "Types of 

Adolescent Affection," ib., June, 1904, pp. 193, 195. 

 

[164] Obici and Marchesini, _Le "Amicizie" di Collegio_, Rome, 1898. 

 

[165] See Appendix B, in which I have briefly summarized the result of the 

investigation by Obici and Marchesini, and also brought forward 

observations concerning English colleges. 

 

[166] An interesting ancient example of a woman with an irresistible 

impulse to adopt men's clothing and lead a man's life, but who did not, so 

far as is known, possess any sexual impulses, is that of Mary Frith, 

commonly called Moll Cutpurse, who lived in London at the beginning of the 

seventeenth century. _The Life and Death of Mrs. Mary Frith_ appeared in 

1662; Middleton and Rowley also made her the heroine of their delightful 

comedy, _The Roaring Girl (Mermaid Series, Middleton's Plays_, volume ii), 

somewhat idealizing her, however. She seems to have belonged to a neurotic 

and eccentric stock; "each of the family," her biographer says, "had his 

peculiar freak." As a child she only cared for boys' games, and could 


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