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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

women and animals among primitive peoples at the present time, it is 

possible to find many scattered references by travelers in all parts of 

the world. Such references by no means indicate that such practices are, 

as a rule, common, but they usually show that they are accepted with a 

good-humored indifference.[48] 

 

Bestiality is very rarely found in towns. In the country this vice of the 

clodhopper is far from infrequent. For the peasant, whose sensibilities 

are uncultivated and who makes but the most elementary demands from a 

woman, the difference between an animal and a human being in this respect 

scarcely seems to be very great. "My wife was away too long," a German 

peasant explained to the magistrate, "and so I went with my sow." It is 

certainly an explanation that to the uncultivated peasant, ignorant of 

theological and juridical conceptions, must often seem natural and 

sufficient. 

 

Bestiality thus resembles masturbation and other abnormal 

manifestations of the sexual impulse which may be practiced 

merely _faute de mieux_ and not as, in the strict sense, 

perversions of the impulse. Even necrophily may be thus 

practiced. A young man who when assisting the grave-digger 

conceived and carried out the idea of digging up the bodies of 

young girls to satisfy his passions with, and whose case has 

been recorded by Belletrud and Mercier, said: "I could find no 

young girl who would agree to yield to my desires; that is why I 

have done this. I should have preferred to have relations with 

living persons. I found it quite natural to do what I did: I saw 

no harm in it, and I did not think that any one else could. As 

living women felt nothing but repulsion for me, it was quite 

natural I should turn to the dead, who have never repulsed me. I 

used to say tender things to them like 'my beautiful, my love, I 

love you.'" (Belletrud and Mercier "Perversion de l'Instinct 

Genesique," _Annales d'Hygiene Publique_, June, 1903.) But when 

so highly abnormal an act is felt as natural we are dealing with 

a person who is congenitally defective so far as the finer 

developments of intelligence are concerned. It was so in this 

case of necrophily; he was the son of a weak-minded woman of 

unrestrainable sexual inclinations, and was himself somewhat 

feeble-minded; he was also, it is instructive to observe, 

anosmic. 

 

But it is by no means only their dulled sensibility or the absence of 

women, which accounts for the frequency of bestiality among peasants. A 

highly important factor is their constant familiarity with animals. The 

peasant lives with animals, tends them, learns to know all their 

individual characters; he understands them far better than he understands 

men and women; they are his constant companions, his friends. He knows, 

moreover, the details of their sexual lives, he witnesses the often highly 

impressive spectacle of their coupling. It is scarcely surprising that 

peasants should sometimes regard animals as being not only as near to them 

as their fellow human beings, but even nearer. 

 

The significance of the factor of familiarity is indicated by the great 

frequency of bestiality among shepherds, goatherds, and others whose 


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