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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

younger the woman the greater the transport he experienced. It is 

noteworthy that in this, as possibly in all similar cases, there 

was no sensory perversion and no morbid attraction of taste or 

smell; he stated that the action of his senses was suspended by 

his excitement, and that he was quite unable to perceive the odor 

or taste of the fluid. (Pelanda, "Pornopatice," _Archivio di 

Psichiatria_, facs. iii-iv, 1889, p. 356.) It is in the emotional 

symbolism that the fascination lies and not in any sensory 

perversion. 

 

Magnan records the spontaneous development of this sexual 

symbolism in a girl of 11, of good intellectual development but 

alcoholic heredity, who seduced a boy younger than herself to 

mutual masturbation, and on one occasion, lying on the ground and 

raising her clothes, asked him to urinate on her. (_International 

Congress of Criminal Anthropology_, 1889.) This case (except for 

the early age of the subject) illustrates sporadically occurring 

urolagnic symbolism in a woman, to whom such symbolism is fairly 

obvious on account of the close resemblance between the emission 

of urine and the ejaculation of semen in the man, and the fact 

that the same conduit serves for both fluids. (A urolagnic 

day-dream of this kind is recorded in the history of a lady 

contained in the third volume of these _Studies_, Appendix B, 

History VIII.) The natural and inevitable character of this 

symbolism is shown by the fact that among primitive peoples urine 

is sometimes supposed to possess the fertilizing virtues of 

semen. J.G. Frazer in his edition of Pausanias (vol. iv, p. 139) 

brings together various stories of women impregnated by urine. 

Hartland also (_Legend of Perseus_, vol. i, pp. 76, 92) records 

legends of women who were impregnated by accidentally or 

intentionally drinking urine. 

 

The symbolic sexual significance of urolagnia has hitherto 

usually been confused with the fetichistic and mainly olfactory 

perversion by which the excretion itself becomes a source of 

sexual excitement. Long since Tardieu referred, under the name of 

"renifleurs," to persons who were said to haunt the neighborhood 

of quiet passages, more especially in the neighborhood of 

theatres, and who when they perceived a woman emerge after 

urination, would hasten to excite themselves by the odor of the 

excretion. Possibly a fetichism of this kind existed in a case 

recorded by Belletrud and Mercier (_Annales d'Hygiene Publique_, 

June, 1904, p. 48). A weak-minded, timid youth, who was very 

sexual but not attractive to women, would watch for women who 

were about to urinate and immediately they had passed on would go 

and lick the spot they had moistened, at the same time 

masturbating. Such a fetichistic perversion is strictly analogous 

to the fetichism by which women's handkerchiefs, aprons or 

underlinen become capable of affording sexual gratification. A 

very complete case of such urolagnic fetichism--complete because 

separated from association with the person accomplishing the act 


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