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PREFACE
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-1.1
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-1.2
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-2.1
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-2.2
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-2.3
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-2.4
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-2.5
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-3.1
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-3.2
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-3.3
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-3.4
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-3.5
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-4.1
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-4.2
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-4.3
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-5.1
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-5.2
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-5.3
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-6
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-1.1
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-1.2
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-1.3
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-1.4
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-2.1
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-2.2
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-2.3
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-2.4
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-3.1
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-3.2
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-4.1
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-4.2
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-4.3
THE PSYCHIC STATE IN PREGNANCY-1
THE PSYCHIC STATE IN PREGNANCY-2
THE PSYCHIC STATE IN PREGNANCY-3
THE PSYCHIC STATE IN PREGNANCY-4
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-1.1
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-1.2
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-2.1
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-2.2
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-3-4
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-5.1
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-5.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

sometimes of compensation--which exists between genital tension and 

vesical tension, both in men and women. In the histories of normal sexual 

development brought together at the end of that and subsequent volumes the 

relationship may frequently be traced, as also in the case of C.P. in the 

present study (p. 37). Vesical power is also commonly believed to be in 

relation with sexual potency, and the inability to project the urinary 

stream in a normal manner is one of the accepted signs of sexual 

impotency.[26] Fere, again, has recorded the history of a man with 

periodic crises of sexual desire, and subsequently sexual obsession 

without desire, which were always accompanied by the impulse to urinate 

and by increased urination.[27] In the case, recorded by Pitres and Regis, 

of a young girl who, having once at the sight of a young man she liked in 

a theater been overcome by sexual feeling accompanied by a strong desire 

to urinate, was afterward tormented by a groundless fear of experiencing 

an irresistible desire to urinate at inconvenient times,[28] we have an 

example of what may be called a physiological scatalogic symbolism of sex, 

an emotion which was primarily erotic becoming transferred to the bladder 

and then remaining persistent. From such a physiological symbolism it is 

but a step to the psychological symbolisms of scatalogic fetichism. 

 

It is worthy of note, as an indication that such phenomena are 

scarcely abnormal, that a urinary symbolism, and even a strictly 

sexual fetichism, are normal among many animals. 

 

The most familiar example of this kind is furnished by the dog, 

who is sexually excited in this manner by traces of the bitch and 

himself takes every opportunity of making his own path 

recognizable. "This custom," Espinas remarks (_Des Societes 

Animales_, p. 228), "has no other aim than to spread along the 

road recognizable traces of their presence for the benefit of 

individuals of the other sex, the odor of these traces doubtless 

causing excitement." 

 

It is noteworthy, also, that in animals as well as in man, sexual 

excitement may manifest itself in the bladder. Thus Daumas states 

(_Chevaux de Sahara_, p. 49) that if the mare urinates when she 

hears the stallion neigh it is a sign that she is ready for 

connection. 

 

It is in masochism, or passive algolagnia, that we may most frequently 

find scatalogic symbolism in its fully developed form. The man whose 

predominant impulse is to subjugate himself to his mistress and to receive 

at her hands the utmost humiliation, frequently finds the climax of his 

gratification in being urinated on by her, whether in actual fact or only 

in imagination. 

 

In many such cases, however, it is evident that we have a mixed 

phenomenon; the symbolism is double. The act becomes desirable because it 

is the outward and visible sign of an inwardly experienced abject slavery 

to an adored person. But it is also desirable because of intimately sexual 

associations in the act itself, as a symbolical detumescence, a simulacrum 

of the sexual act, and one which proceeds from the sexual focus itself. 

 

Krafft-Ebing records various cases of masochism in which the 

emission of urine on to the body or into the mouth formed the 


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