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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

never have dreamed of doing. My thoughts now are always with 

certain youths, and if they speak of leaving the town, or in any 

way talk of a future that I cannot share, I suffer horrid 

sinkings of the heart and depression of spirits." 

 

This case, while it concerns a person of quite different temperament, with 

a more innate predisposition to specific perversions, is yet in many 

respects analogous to the previous case. There is boot-fetichism; nothing 

is felt to be so attractive as the foot-gear, and there is also at the 

same time more than this; there is the attraction of repression and 

constraint developed into a sexual symbol. In C.P.'s case that symbolism 

arises from the experience of an abnormal heterosexual relationship; in 

A.N.'s case it is founded on auto-erotic experiences associated with 

inversion; in both alike the entire symbolism has become diffused and 

generalized. 

 

In the two cases just brought forward we have an erotic symbolism of act 

founded on, and closely associated with, an erotic symbolism of object. It 

may be instructive to bring forward another case in which no fetichistic 

feeling toward an object can be traced, but an erotic symbolism still 

clearly exists. In this case pain, even when self-inflicted, has acquired 

a symbolic value as a stimulus to tumescence, without any element of 

masochism. Such a case serves to indicate how the sexual attraction of 

pain is really a special case of the erotic symbolism with which we are 

here concerned. 

 

A.W., aged 50, a writer and lecturer, physically and mentally 

energetic and enjoying good health. He is, however, very 

emotional and of nervous temperament, but self-controlled. Though 

physically well developed, the sexual organs are small. He is 

married to an attractive woman, to whom he is much attached, and 

has two healthy children. 

 

At 10 or 12 years of age he had a frequent desire to be whipped, 

his parents never having struck him, and on one occasion he asked 

a brother to go with him to the closet to get him to whip him on 

the posterior; but on arrival he was too shy to make the request. 

He did not recognize the cause of these desires, knowing nothing 

of such things except from the misinformation of his 

school-fellows' talk. As far as he can remember, he was an 

entirely normal, healthy boy up to the age of about 15, when his 

attention was arrested by an advertisement of a quack medicine 

for the results of "youthful excesses." 

 

Being a city boy, he was unfamiliar with the coupling even of 

animals, had never had a conscious erection and did not know of 

frictional excitement. Experiment, however, resulted in an 

orgasm, and, though believing that it was wicked or at least weak 

and degrading, he indulged in masturbation at intervals, usually 

about six times a month, and has continued even up to the 

present. 

 

He had an abnormally small opening in the prepuce, making the 

uncovering of the glans almost impossible. (At the age of about 

37, he himself slit the prepuce by three or four cuts of a 

scissors at intervals of about ten days. This was followed by a 


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