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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

attractive of erotic symbols. I refer to the tendency of the nates to 

become a sexual fetich. The nates have in all ages and in all parts of the 

world been frequently regarded as one of the most aesthetically beautiful 

parts of the feminine body.[31] It is probable that on the basis of this 

entirely normal attraction more than one form of erotic symbolism is at 

all events in part supported. Duehren and others have considered that the 

aesthetic charm of the nates is one of the motives which prompt the desire 

to inflict flagellation on women. In the same way--certainly in some and 

probably in many cases--the sexual charm of the nates progressively 

extends to the anal region, to the act of defecation, and finally to the 

feces. 

 

In a case of Krafft-Ebing's (_Op. cit._, p. 183) the subject, 

when a child of 6, accidentally placed his hand in contact with 

the nates of the little girl who sat next to him in school, and 

experienced so great a pleasure in this contact that he 

frequently repeated it; when he was 10 a nursery governess, to 

gratify her own desires, placed his finger in her vagina; in 

adult life he developed urolagnic tendencies. 

 

In a case of Moll's the development of a youthful admiration for 

the nates in a coprolagnic direction may be clearly traced. In 

this case a young man, a merchant, in a good position, sought to 

come in contact with women defecating; and with this object would 

seek to conceal himself in closets; the excretal odor was 

pleasurable to him, but was not essential to gratification, and 

the sight of the nates was also exciting and at the same time not 

essential to gratification; the act of defecation appears, 

however, to have been regarded as essential. He never sought to 

witness prostitutes in this situation; he was only attracted to 

young, pretty and innocent women. The coprolagnia here, however, 

had its source in a childish impression of admiration for the 

nates. When 5 or 6 years old he crawled under the clothes of a 

servant girl, his face coming in contact with her nates, an 

impression that remained associated in his mind with pleasure. 

Three or four years later he used to experience much pleasure 

when a young girl cousin sat on his face; thus was strengthened 

an association which developed naturally into coprolagnia. (Moll, 

_Untersuchungen ueber die Libido Sexualis_, bd. i, p. 837.) 

 

It is scarcely necessary to remark that an admiration for the 

nates, even when reaching a fetichistic degree, by no means 

necessarily involves, even after many years, any attraction to 

the excreta. A correspondent for whom the nates have constituted 

a fetich for many years writes: "I find my craving for women with 

profuse pelvic or posterior development is growing and I wish to 

copulate from behind; but I would feel a sickening feeling if any 

part of my person came in contact with the female anus. It is 

more pleasing to me to see the nates than the mons, yet I loathe 

everything associated with the anal region." 

 

The urolagnia of masochism is not a simple phenomenon; it embodies a 

double symbolism: on the one hand a symbolism of self-abnegation, such as 


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