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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

amalgamate the two is the result of inadequate psychological analysis and 

only leads to confusion. 

 

It is, however, often very difficult to decide whether we are dealing with 

a case which is predominantly one of masochism or of foot-fetichism. The 

nature of the action desired, as we have seen, will not suffice to 

determine the psychological character of the perversion. Krafft-Ebing 

believed that the desire to be trodden on, very frequently experienced by 

masochists, is absolutely symptomatic of masochism.[22] This is scarcely 

the case. The desire to be trodden on may be fundamentally an erotic 

symbolism, closely approaching foot-fetichism, and such slight indications 

of masochism as appear may be merely a parasitic growth on the symbolism, 

a growth perhaps more suggested by the circumstances involved in the 

gratification of the abnormal desire than inherent in the innate impulse 

of the subject. This may be illustrated by the interesting case of a very 

intelligent man with whom I am well acquainted. 

 

C.P., aged 38. Heredity good. Parents both healthy and normal. 

Several children of the marriage, all sexually normal so far as 

is known. C.P. is the youngest of the family and separated from 

the others by an interval of many years. He was a seven-months' 

child. He has always enjoyed good health and is active and 

vigorous, both mentally and physically. 

 

From the age of 9 or 10 to 14 he masturbated occasionally for the 

sake of physical relief, having discovered the act for himself. 

He was, however, quite innocent and knew nothing of sexual 

matters, never having been initiated either by servants or by 

other boys. 

 

"When I encounter a woman who very strongly attracts me and whom 

I very greatly admire," he writes, "my desire is never that I may 

have sexual connection with her in the ordinary sense, but that I 

may lie down upon the floor on my back and be trampled upon by 

her. This curious desire is seldom present unless the object of 

my admiration is really a lady, and of fine proportions. She must 

be richly dressed--preferably in an evening gown, and wear dainty 

high-heeled slippers, either quite open so as to show the curve 

of the instep, or with only one strap or 'bar' across. The skirts 

should be raised sufficiently to afford me the pleasure of seeing 

her feet and a liberal amount of ankle, but in no case above the 

knee, or the effect is greatly reduced. Although I often greatly 

admire a woman's intellect and even person, sexually no other 

part of her has any serious attraction for me except the leg, 

from the knee downwards, and the foot, and these must be 

exquisitely clothed. Given this condition, my desire amounts to a 

wish to gratify my sexual sense by contact with the (to me) 

attractive part of the woman. Comparatively few women have a leg 

or foot sufficiently beautiful to my mind to excite any serious 

or compelling desire, but when this is so, or I suspect it, I am 

willing to spend any time or trouble to get her to tread upon me 

and am anxious to be trampled on with the greatest severity. 

 

 

"The treading should be inflicted for a few minutes all over the 


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