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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

climax of sexual gratification, as, for instance (_Psychopathia 

Sexualis_, English translation, p. 183) in the case of a Russian 

official who as a boy had fancies of being bound between the 

thighs of a woman, compelled to sleep beneath her nates and to 

drink her urine, and in later life experienced the greatest 

excitement when practicing the last part of this early 

imagination. 

 

In another case, recorded by Krafft-Ebing and by him termed 

"ideal masochism" (_Op. cit._, pp. 127-130), the subject from 

childhood indulged in voluptuous day-dreams in which he was the 

slave of a beautiful mistress who would compel him to obey all 

her caprices, stand over him with one foot on his breast, sit on 

his face and body, make him wait on her in her bath, or when she 

urinated, and sometimes insist on doing this on his face; though 

a highly intellectual man, he was always too timid to attempt to 

carry any of his ideas into execution; he had been troubled by 

nocturnal enuresis up to the age of 20. 

 

Neri, again (_Archivio delle Psicopatie Sessuali_, vol. i, fasc. 

7 and 8, 1896), records the case of an Italian masochist who 

experienced the greatest pleasure when both urination and 

defecation were practiced in this manner by the woman he was 

attached to. 

 

In a previous volume of these _Studies_ ("Sexual Inversion," 

History XXVI) I have recorded the masochistic day-dreams of a boy 

whose impulses were at the same time inverted; in his reveries 

"the central fact," he states, "became the discharge of urine 

from my lover over my body and limbs, or, if I were very fond of 

him, I let it be in my face." In actual life the act of urination 

casually witnessed in childhood became the symbol, even the 

reality, of the central secret of sex: "I stood rooted and 

flushing with downcast eyes till the act was over, and was 

conscious for a considerable time of stammering speech and 

bewildered faculties.... I was overwhelmed with emotion and could 

barely drag my feet from the spot or my eyes from the damp 

herbage where he had deposited the waters of secrecy. Even to-day 

I cannot dissociate myself from the shuddering charm that moment 

had for me." 

 

It is not only the urine and the faeces which may thus acquire a symbolic 

fascination and attractiveness under the influence of masochistic 

deviations of sexual idealization. In some cases extreme rapture has been 

experienced in licking sweating feet. There is, indeed, no excretion or 

product of the body which has not been a source of ecstasy: the sweat from 

every part of the body, the saliva and menstrual fluid, even the wax from 

the ears. 

 

Krafft-Ebing very truly points out (_Psychopathia Sexualis_, 

English translation, p. 178) that this sexual scatalogic 

symbolism is precisely paralleled by a religious scatalogic 

symbolism. In the excesses of devout enthusiasm the ascetic 

performs exactly the same acts as are performed in these excesses 

of erotic enthusiasm. To mix excreta with the food, to lick up 

excrement, to suck festering sores--all these and the like are 

acts which holy and venerated women have performed. 


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