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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

degenerative insanities, is thus merely a form of atavism, the return of 

the degenerate to the very ancient and primitive psychology which we no 

longer understand and are no longer capable of feeling." 

 

[20] Moll has reported in detail (_Untersuchungen ueber die Libido 

Sexualis_, bd. i, Teil II, pp. 320-324) a case which both he and 

Krafft-Ebing regard as illustrative of the connection between 

boot-fetichism and masochism. It is essentially a case of masochism, 

though manifesting itself almost exclusively in the desire to perform 

humiliating acts in connection with the attractive person's boots. 

 

[21] Krafft-Ebing goes so far as to assert (_Psychopathia Sexualis_, 

English translation of tenth edition, p. 174) that "when in cases of 

shoe-fetichism the female shoe appears alone as the excitant of sexual 

desire one is justified in presuming that masochistic motives have 

remained latent.... Latent masochism may always be assumed as the 

unconscious motive." In this way he hopelessly misinterprets some of his 

own cases. 

 

[22] Krafft-Ebing goes so far as to assert (_Psychopathia Sexualis_, 

English translation, pp. 159 and 174). Yet some of the cases he brings 

forward (e.g., Coxe's as quoted by Hammond) show no sign of masochism, 

since, according to Krafft-Ebing's own definition (p. 116), the idea of 

subjugation by the opposite sex is of the essence of masochism. 

 

[23] Her actions suggest that there is often a latent sexual consciousness 

in regard to the feet in women, atavistic or pseudo-atavistic, and 

corresponding to the sexual attraction which the feet formerly aroused, 

almost normally, in men. This is also suggested by the case, referred to 

by Shufeldt, of an unmarried woman, belonging to a family exhibiting in a 

high degree both erotic and neurotic traits, who had "a certain 

uncontrollable fascination for shoes. She delights in new shoes, and 

changes her shoes all day long at regular intervals of three hours each. 

She keeps this row of shoes out in plain sight in her apartment." (R.W. 

Shufeldt, "On a Case of Female Impotency," 1896, p. 10.) 


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