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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

when I see naked babies, or when a mother suckles a child. I 

have often had that sensation when reading novels I ought not to 

read, or when looking at a new-born calf, or seeing dogs and cows 

and horses mounting on each other. When I see a girl flirting 

with a boy, or leaning on his shoulder or with his arm round her 

waist, I have an erection. It is the same when I see women and 

little girls in bathing costume, or when boys talk of what their 

fathers and mothers do together. In the Natural History Museum I 

often see things which give me that sensation. One day when I 

read how a man killed a young girl and carried her into a wood 

and undressed her I had a feeling of enjoyment. When I read of 

men who were bastards the idea of a woman having a child in that 

way gives me this sensation. Some dances, and seeing young girls 

astride a horse, excited me, too, and so in a circus when a woman 

was shot out of a cannon and her skirts flew in the air. It has 

no effect on me when I see men naked. Sometimes I enjoy seeing 

women's underclothes in a shop, or when I see a lady or a girl 

buying them, especially if they are drawers. When I saw a lady in 

a dress which buttoned from top to bottom it had more effect on 

me than seeing underclothes. Seeing dogs coupling gives me more 

pleasure than looking at pretty women, but less than looking at 

pretty little girls." In order of increasing intensity he placed 

the phenomena that affected him thus: The coupling of flies, then 

of horses, then the sight of women's undergarments, then a boy 

and a girl flirting, then cows mounting on each other, the 

statues of women with naked breasts, then contact with the 

governess's body and breasts, finally coitus. (Arthur Macdonald, 

_Le Criminel-Type_, pp. 126 et seq.) 

 

It is worthy of remark that the instinct of nutrition, when 

restrained, may exhibit something of an analogous symbolism, 

though in a minor degree, to that of sex. The ways in which a 

hyperaesthetic hunger may seek its symbols are illustrated in the 

case of a young woman called Nadia, who during several years was 

carefully studied by Janet. It is a case of obsession ("maladie 

du scrupule"), simulating hysterical anorexia, in which the 

patient, for fear of getting fat, reduced her nourishment to the 

smallest possible amount. "Nadia is generally hungry, even very 

hungry. One can tell this by her actions; from time to time she 

forgets herself to such an extent as to devour greedily anything 

she can put her hands on. At other times, when she cannot resist 

the desire to eat, she secretly takes a biscuit. She feels 

horrible remorse for the action, but, all the same, she does it 

again. Her confidences are very curious. She recognizes that a 

great effort is needed to avoid eating, and considers she is a 

heroine to resist so long. 'Sometimes I spent whole hours in 

thinking about food, I was so hungry; I swallowed my saliva, I 

bit my handkerchief, I rolled on the floor, I wanted to eat so 

badly. I would look in books for descriptions of meals and 

feasts, and tried to deceive my hunger by imagining that I was 


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