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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

lady mentions that at the age of about 25, and when still quite ignorant 

of sexual matters, she saw from a window some boys tickling a dog and 

inducing sexual excitement in the animal; she vaguely divined what they 

were doing, and though feeling disgust at their conduct she at the same 

time experienced in a strong degree what she now knows was sexual 

excitement. The coupling of the larger animals is often an impressive and 

splendid spectacle which is far, indeed, from being obscene, and has 

commended itself to persons of intellectual distinction;[36] but in young 

or ill-balanced minds such sights tend to become both prurient and morbid. 

I have already referred to the curious case of a sexually hyperaesthetic 

nun who was always powerfully excited by the sight or even the 

recollection of flies in sexual connection, so that she was compelled to 

masturbate; this dated from childhood. After becoming a nun she recorded 

having had this experience, followed by masturbation, more than four 

hundred times.[37] Animal spectacles sometimes produce a sexual effect on 

children even when not specifically sexual; thus a correspondent, a 

clergyman, informs me that when a young and impressionable boy, he was 

much affected by seeing a veterinary surgeon insert his hand and arm into 

a horse's rectum, and dreamed of this several times afterward with 

emissions. 

 

While the contemplation of animal coitus is an easily intelligible and in 

early life, perhaps, an almost normal symbol of sexual emotion, there is 

another subdivision of this group of animal fetichisms which forms a more 

natural transition from the fetichisms which have their center in the 

human body: the stuff-fetichisms, or the sexual attraction exerted by 

various tissues, perhaps always of animal origin. Here we are in the 

presence of a somewhat complicated phenomenon. In part we have, in a 

considerable number of such cases, the sexual attraction of feminine 

garments, for all such tissues are liable to enter into the dress. In 

part, also, we have a sexual perversion of tactile sensibility, for in a 

considerable proportion of these cases it is the touch sensations which 

are potent in arousing the erotic sensations. But in part, also, it would 

seem, we have here the conscious or subconscious presence of an animal 

fetich, and it is notable that perhaps all these stuffs, and especially 

fur, which is by far the commonest of the groups, are distinctively animal 

products. We may perhaps regard the fetich of feminine hair--a much more 

important and common fetich, indeed, than any of the stuff fetichisms--as 

a link of transition. Hair is at once an animal and a human product, while 

it may be separated from the body and possesses the qualities of a stuff. 

Krafft-Ebing remarks that the senses of touch, smell, and hearing, as well 

as sight, seem to enter into the attraction exerted by hair. 

 

The natural fascination of hair, on which hair-fetichism is 

founded, begins at a very early age. "The hair is a special 

object of interest with infants," Stanley Hall concludes, "which 

begins often in the latter part of the first year.... The hair, 

no doubt, gives quite unique tactile sensations, both in its own 

roots and to hands, and is plastic and yielding to the motor 


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