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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 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 

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 


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