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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

correspondent:-- 

 

"I am a male invert with complete feminine, sexual inclinations. Different 

meetings with 'tramps' led me to seek intimacy with them and for about 

twenty years I have gone on the 'tramp' myself so that I might come in the 

closest contact with them, in England, Scotland, and Wales. 

 

"As in the United States, there are two classes of tramps those who would 

work, such as harvesters, road-makers, etc., and those who will not work, 

but make tramping a profession. Among both these classes my experience is 

that 90 per cent, or I even would be bold enough to say 100 per cent, 

indulge in homosexuality when the opportunity occurs, and I do not make 

any distinction between the two classes. 

 

"There are numerous reasons for this and I will state a few. A certain 

number may prefer normal connection with a female, but except for those 

who tramp in vans and a limited number who have 'donnas' with them, women 

are not available, as prostitutes very seldom allow intimacy for 'love' 

except when drunk. Tramps are also afraid of any venereal disease as it 

means the misery of the Lock Hospital. Most of them are sociable and 

prefer to tramp with a 'make.' With this mate, with whom he sleeps and 

rests and 'boozes' when they are in funds, sexual intimacy naturally takes 

place, as my experience has been that one of the two is male and the 

other female in their sexual desires, but I have known instances where 

they have acted both roles. Then male prostitution is to be had for 

nothing, and even occasionally when a tramp meets a 'toff' it is a means 

of earning money, either fairly or otherwise. I have never known a male 

tramp to refuse satisfaction if I offered a drink or two, or a small sum 

of money. One told me that he envied 'no lords or toffs' as long as he got 

plenty of 'booze and buggery.' 

 

"Another one, who told me that he had been twenty-five years on the road, 

said that he could not endure to sleep alone. (He was a pedlar, openly of 

cheap religious books and secretly of the vilest pamphlets and 

photographs). He had 'done time' and he said the greatest punishment to 

him was not being able to have a 'make' who would submit to penetration, 

though he was not particular what form the sexual act took. Another fine 

young man, whom I chanced to meet the very day he had been released from a 

long sentence in prison for burglary and with whom I passed a night of 

incessant and almost brutal intimacy, said his punishment was seeing men 

always about him and being unable to have connection with them. Another 

and very powerful influence in 'tramps' toward homosexuality is that, in 

the low lodging houses they are obliged to frequent, a single bed is 

perhaps double to one with a bedmate whom perhaps he has never seen 

before, and especially in hot weather, when the rule is nakedness. 

 

"My sexual desires being for the male invert I have come most in contact 

with them and have found that they form much the larger class. Among 

harvesters and seafaring tramps it is seldom you find a 'dandy' such as I 

was considered, and as such I was eagerly courted, and any suggestion of 

intimacy on my part quickly responded to. As regards the use of young boys 

for homosexual indulgence, it is not common as it is too dangerous, though 

I have known boys, especially those belonging to vans or gypsies, to 

prostitute themselves, always for money. 

 

"On one occasion I saw a boy who created quite an outburst of lust of 

homosexual nature. The incident took place in a small seafaring town in 

Scotland one evening before a Fair was to be held. It occurred in a low 

public house where a number of very rough and mostly drunken men were 

assembled. A blind man came in led by an extremely pretty but 

effeminate-looking youth of about 17, wearing a ragged kilt and with bare 

legs and feet. He had long, curling, fair hair which reached to his 

shoulders and on it an old bonnet was perched. He also wore an old 

velveteen shooting jacket. All eyes were turned on the pair and they were 

quickly offered drinks. A remark was made by one man that he believed the 

youth was a lassie. The boy said, 'I will show you I am a laddie,' and 

pulled up his kilt, exposing his genitals and then his posterior. 

Boisterous laughter greeted this indecent exposure and suggestion, and 


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