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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

what's the matter." And I was so wrapped up in myself and my 

religious mania that I did not mind their thinking so. 

 

After the tour was over A. asked me to come and see her at her 

home, and as I missed her very much I went one night to tea. She 

had a room in her father's house to herself. A. was dressed in 

her best and we had an affectionate meeting. After tea I asked 

her if she were married to E. She said "No." Then I said: "Who 

are you married to?" She commenced to cry then, and told me 

something of her life, the saddest I ever heard. When only 17 she 

had been courted by a young man she did not care for, but who 

prevailed on her parents by pretending he had seduced her, but 

wished to marry her. Strange as it may seem, A. did not know what 

marriage meant, her mother being one of those silly women who 

don't like talking of these things and let their daughters grow 

up in ignorance, expecting they will learn from some one. In nine 

cases out of ten this happens, but A. was an exception. It was 

this, and the fact that she had not a particle of love for her 

husband, that gave her such a hatred of coition. When her mother 

saw the sheets the morning after the marriage she burst out 

crying; she did not like the young man and saw she had been 

deceived. 

 

A.'s husband soon showed his true character; he was in reality a 

gaol-bird. He beat her, drank, and even wanted her to go on the 

streets to earn money for him. She left him and went home; it was 

then she began her theatrical career by entering the ballet. At 

intervals her husband, drunk and desperate, would waylay and 

threaten her in the street. One day after a rehearsal he 

attempted to stab her. She got on in spite of all, being a born 

actress, and played small parts in traveling companies. Then E., 

who had also gone on the stage, courted her and she listened to 

him, not because she cared for him, but he protected her and 

offered her a home. She joined him; but his drunkenness and 

sensuality were so gross that he ruined his health and he 

attempted to maltreat A. in a nameless way. And whenever she was 

in the family way he would leave her alone and half-conscious in 

the cellar for days. To add to her misery she had epileptic fits. 

Then sometimes they would be out of an engagement and starving. 

They had been so hungry as to steal raw potatoes out of a sack 

and eat them thus, having no fire. She would often have had 

engagements, but E. was jealous and would not let her act without 

him. And he beat her as her husband had done, and her health 

became undermined. It was just after one of the forced 

miscarriages that she joined our traveling company, and that 

accounted for her yellow and puffy appearance. E. was now away 

up-country with a circus, but was expected down any time. A. told 

me a good deal of all this, between her tears, while sitting at 

my feet, and her tone carried conviction. When I ought to have 

gone home I persuaded her to let me stay all night. We had been 

in bed some time when her mother knocked at the door and wanted 


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