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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

thus occupies the supreme position which life has to offer cannot fail to 

be of exceeding interest from many points of view, and not least because 

the maternal instinct is one of the elements even of love between the 

sexes. But the psychology of pregnancy is full of involved problems, and 

here again, as so often in the wide field we have traversed, we stand at 

the threshold of a door it is not yet given us to pass. 

 

HAVELOCK ELLIS. 

 

Carbis Water, Lelant, Cornwall. 

 

 

 

 

CONTENTS. 

 

 

EROTIC SYMBOLISM. 

 

I. 

 

The Definition of Erotic Symbolism. Symbolism of Act and Symbolism of 

Object. Erotic Fetichism. Wide Extension of the Symbols of Sex. The 

Immense Variety of Possible Erotic Fetiches. The Normal Foundations of 

Erotic Symbolism. Classification of the Phenomena. The Tendency to 

Idealize the Defects of a Beloved Person. Stendhal's "Crystallization". 

 

II. 

 

Foot-fetichism and Shoe-fetichism. Wide Prevalence and Normal Basis. 

Restif de la Bretonne. The Foot a Normal Focus of Sexual Attraction Among 

Some Peoples. The Chinese, Greeks, Romans, Spaniards, etc. The Congenital 

Predisposition in Erotic Symbolism. The Influence of Early Association and 

Emotional Shock. Shoe-fetichism in Relation to Masochism. The Two 

Phenomena Independent Though Allied. The Desire to be Trodden On. The 

Fascination of Physical Constraint. The Symbolism of Self-inflicted Pain. 

The Dynamic Element in Erotic Symbolism. The Symbolism of Garments. 

 

III. 

 

Scatalogic Symbolism. Urolagnia. Coprolagnia. The Ascetic Attitude Towards 

the Flesh. Normal Basis of Scatalogic Symbolism. Scatalogic Conceptions 

Among Primitive Peoples. Urine as a Primitive Holy Water. Sacredness of 

Animal Excreta. Scatalogy in Folk-lore. The Obscene as Derived from the 

Mythological. The Immature Sexual Impulse Tends to Manifest Itself in 

Scatalogic Forms. The Basis of Physiological Connection Between the 

Urinary and Genital Spheres. Urinary Fetichism Sometimes Normal in 

Animals. The Urolagnia of Masochists. The Scatalogy of Saints. Urolagnia 

More Often a Symbolism of Act Than a Symbolism of Object. Only 

Occasionally an Olfactory Fetichism. Comparative Rarity of Coprolagnia. 

Influence of Nates Fetichism as a Transition to Coprolagnia, Ideal 

Coprolagnia. Olfactory Coprolagnia. Urolagnia and Coprolagnia as Symbols 

of Coitus. 

 

IV. 

 

Animals as Sources of Erotic Symbolism. Mixoscopic Zoophilia. The 

Stuff-fetichisms. Hair-fetichism. The Stuff-fetichisms Mainly on a Tactile 

Base. Erotic Zoophilia. Zooerastia. Bestiality. The Conditions that Favor 

Bestiality. Its Wide Prevalence Among Primitive Peoples and Among 

Peasants. The Primitive Conception of Animals. The Goat. The Influence of 

Familiarity With Animals. Congress Between Women and Animals. The Social 

Reaction Against Bestiality. 

 

V. 

 

Exhibitionism. Illustrative Cases. A Symbolic Perversion of Courtship. The 

Impulse to Defile. The Exhibitionist's Psychic Attitude. The Sexual Organs 

as Fetiches. Phallus Worship. Adolescent Pride in Sexual Development. 

Exhibitionism of the Nates. The Classification of the Forms of 

Exhibitionism. Nature of the Relationship of Exhibitionism to Epilepsy. 

 

VI. 

 

The Forms of Erotic Symbolism are Simulacra of Coitus. Wide Extension of 

Erotic Symbolism. Fetichism Not Covering the Whole Ground of Sexual 


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