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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

exists between the peasant and his beasts, often combined with separation 

from women; (3) various folk-lore beliefs such as the efficacy of 

intercourse with animals as a cure for venereal disease, etc.[43] 

 

The beliefs and customs of primitive peoples, as well as their mythology 

and legends, bring before us a community of man and animals altogether 

unlike anything we know in civilization. Men may become animals and 

animals may become men; animals and men may communicate with each other 

and live on terms of equality; animals may be the ancestors of human 

tribes; the sacred totems of savages are most usually animals. There is no 

shame or degradation in the notion of a sexual relationship between men 

and animals, because in primitive conceptions animals are not inferior 

beings separated from man by a great gulf. They are much more like men in 

disguise, and in some respects possess powers which make them superior to 

men. This is recognized in those plays, festivals, and religious dances, 

so common among primitive peoples, in which animal disguises are worn.[44] 

When men admire and emulate the qualities of animals and are proud to 

believe that they descend from them, it is not surprising that they should 

sometimes see nothing derogatory in sexual intercourse with them.[45] 

 

A significant relic of primitive conceptions in this matter may perhaps be 

found in the religious rites connected with the sacred goat of Mendes 

described by Herodotus. After telling how the Mendesians reverence the 

goat, especially the he-goat, out of their veneration for Pan, whom they 

represent as a goat ("the real motive which they assign for this custom I 

do not choose to relate"), he adds: "It happened in this country, and 

within my remembrance, and was indeed universally notorious, that a goat 

had indecent and public communication with a woman."[46] The meaning of 

the passage evidently is that in the ordinary intercourse of women with 

the sacred goat, connection was only simulated or incomplete on account of 

the natural indifference of the goat to the human female, but that in rare 

cases the goat proved sexually excitable with the woman and capable of 

connection.[47] The goat has always been a kind of sacred emblem of lust. 

In the middle ages it became associated with the Devil as one of the 

favorite forms he assumed. It is significant of a primitively religious 

sexual association between men and animals, that witches constantly 

confessed, or were made to confess, that they had had intercourse with the 

Devil in the shape of an animal, very frequently a dog. The figures of 

human beings and animals in conjunction carved on temples in India, also 

seem to indicate the religious significance which this phenomenon 

sometimes presents. There is, indeed, no need to go beyond Europe even in 

her moments of highest culture to find a religious sanction for sexual 

union between human beings, or gods in human shape, and animals. The 

legends of Io and the bull, of Leda and the swan, are among the most 

familiar in Greek mythology, and in a later pictorial form they constitute 

some of the most cherished works of the painters of the Renaissance. 

 

As regards the prevalence of occasional sexual intercourse between men or 


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