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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

of urination--has been recorded by Moraglia in a woman. It is the 

case of a beautiful and attractive young woman of 18, with thick 

black hair, and expressive vivacious eyes, but sallow complexion. 

Married a year previously, but childless, she experienced a 

certain amount of pleasure in coitus, but she preferred 

masturbation, and frankly acknowledged that she was highly 

excited by the odor of fermented urine. So strong was this 

fetichism that when, for instance, she passed a street urinal she 

was often obliged to go aside and masturbate; once she went for 

this purpose into the urinal itself and was almost discovered in 

the act, and on another occasion into a church. Her perversion 

caused her much worry because of the fear of detection. She 

preferred, when she could, to obtain a bottle of urine--which 

must be stale and a man's (this, she said, she could detect by 

the smell)--and to shut herself up in her own room, holding the 

bottle in one hand and repeatedly masturbating with the other. 

(Moraglia, "Psicopatie Sessuali," _Archivio di Psichiatria_, vol. 

xiii, fasc. 6, p. 267, 1892.) This case is of especial interest 

because of the great rarity of fully developed fetichism in 

women. In a slight and germinal degree I believe that cases of 

fetichism are not uncommon in women, but they are certainly rare 

in a well-marked form, and Krafft-Ebing declared, even in the 

late editions of his _Psychopathia Sexualis_, that he knew of no 

cases in women. 

 

So far we have been concerned with the urolagnic rather than the 

coprolagnic variety of scatalogical symbolism. Although the two are 

sometimes associated there is no necessary connection, and most usually 

there is no tendency for the one to involve the other. Urolagnia is 

certainly much the more frequently found; the act of urination is far more 

apt to suggest erotically symbolical ideas than the idea of defecation. 

It is not difficult to understand why this should be so. The act of 

urination lends itself more easily to sexual symbolism; it is more 

intimately associated with the genital function; its repetition is 

necessary at more frequent intervals so that it is more in evidence; 

moreover, its product, unlike that of the act of defecation, is not 

offensive to the senses. Still coprolagnia occurs and not so very 

infrequently. Burton remarked that even the normal lover is affected by 

this feeling: "immo nec ipsum amicae stercus foctet."[29] 

 

Of Caligula who, however, was scarcely sane, it was said "et quidem 

stercus uxoris degustavit."[30] In Parisian brothels (according to Taxil 

and others) provision is made for those who are sexually excited by the 

spectacle of the act of defecation (without reference to contact or odor) 

by means of a "tabouret de verre," from under the glass floor of which the 

spectacle of the defecating women may be closely observed. It may be added 

that the erotic nature of such a spectacle is referred to in the Marquis 

de Sade's novels. 

 

There is one motive for the existence of coprolagnia which must not be 

passed over, because it has doubtless frequently served as a mode of 

transition to what, taken by itself, may well seem the least aesthetically 


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