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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

Psicopatie Sessuale_, 1897, pp. 35, 69]; this, however, must be 

rare, and will not account for most of the dreams in question.) 

 

Naecke and Colin Scott, some years ago, independently referred to 

cases in which normal persons were liable to homosexual dreams, 

and Fere (_Revue de Medecine_, Dec., 1898) referred to a man who 

had a horror of women, but appeared only to manifest 

homosexuality in his dreams. Naecke (_Archiv fuer 

Kriminal-Anthropologie_, 1907, Heft I, 2) calls dreams which 

represent a reaction of opposition to the dreamer's ordinary life 

"contrast dreams." Hirschfeld, who accepts Naecke's "contrast 

dreams" in relation to homosexuality, considers that they 

indicate a latent bisexuality. We may admit this is so, in the 

same sense in which a complementary color image called up by 

another color indicates the possibility of perceiving that color. 

In most cases, however, it seems to me that homosexual dreams in 

normal persons may be simply explained as due to the ordinary 

confusion and transition of dream imagery. (See Ellis, _The World 

of Dreams_, especially ch. ii.) 

 

_Methods of Sexual Relationship_.--The exact mode in which an inverted 

instinct finds satisfaction is frequently of importance from the 

medico-legal standpoint;[198] from a psychological standpoint it is of 

minor significance, being chiefly of interest as showing the degree to 

which the individual has departed from the instinctive feelings of his 

normal fellow-beings. 

 

Taking 57 inverted men of whom I have definite knowledge, I find that 12, 

restrained by moral or other considerations, have never had any physical 

relationship with their own sex. In some 22 cases the sexual relationship 

rarely goes beyond close physical contact and fondling, or at most mutual 

masturbation and intercrural intercourse. In 10 or 11 cases _fellatio_ 

(oral excitation)--frequently in addition to some form of mutual 

masturbation, and usually, though not always, as the active agency--is the 

form preferred. In 14 cases, actual _pedicatio_[199]--usually active, not 

passive--has been exercised. In these cases, however, _pedicatio_ is by no 

means always the habitual or even the preferred method of gratification. 

It seems to be the preferred method in about 7 cases. Several who have 

never experienced it, including some who have never practised any form of 

physical relationship, state that they feel no objection to _pedicatio_; 

some have this feeling in regard to active, others in regard to passive, 

_pedicatio_. The proportion of inverts who practise or have at some time 

experienced _pedicatio_ thus revealed (nearly 25 per cent.) is large; in 

Germany Hirschfeld finds it to be only 8 per cent., and Merzbach only 6. I 

believe, however, that a wider induction from a larger number of English 

and American cases would yield a proportion much nearer to that found in 

Germany.[200] 

 


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