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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

bowels were not sufficiently filled I would feed him with all 

sorts of food which produces much excrement, such as potatoes, 

coarse bread, etc. If possible I would seek to delay defecation 

for two or three days, so that it might be as copious as 

possible. When at last it occurred it would be an unspeakable joy 

for me to watch the faeces--which would have to be fairly 

firm--emerging from the anus." 

 

X. would like to be a teacher and thinks he could exert a 

beneficial influence on boys. In spite of the pain he has 

suffered he does not think he would like to be cured of his 

perverse inclinations, for they have given him joy as well as 

pain, and the pain has chiefly been owing to the fact that he 

could not gratify his inclinations. X. smokes and drinks in 

moderation, and has no feminine habits. (The foregoing is a 

condensed summary of the case which is fully reported by Moll, 

_Kontraere Sexualempfindung_, third edition, pp. 295-305.) 

 

The case of coprolagnia communicated to me is that of a married 

man, normal in all other respects, intellectually brilliant and 

filling successfully a very responsible position. When a child 

the women of his household were always indifferent as to his 

presence in their bedrooms, and would satisfy all natural calls 

without reserve before him. He would dream of this with 

erections. His sexual interests became slowly centered in the act 

of defecation, and this fetich throughout life never appealed to 

him so powerfully as when associated with the particular type of 

household furniture which was used for this purpose in his own 

house. The act of defecation in the opposite sex or anything 

pertaining to or suggesting the same caused uncontrollable sexual 

excitement; the nates also exerted a great attraction. The alvine 

excreta exerted this influence even in the absence of the woman; 

it was, however, necessary that she should be a sexually 

desirable person. The perversion in this case was not complete; 

that is to say, that the excitement produced by the act of 

defecation or the excretion itself was not actually preferred to 

coitus; the sexual idea was normal coitus in the normal manner, 

but preceded by the visual and olfactory enjoyment of the 

exciting fetich. When coitus was not possible the enjoyment of 

the fetich was accompanied by masturbation (as in the analogous 

case of urolagnia in a woman summarized on p. 62.) On one 

occasion he was discovered by a friend in a bedroom belonging to 

a woman, engaged in the act of masturbation over a vessel 

containing the desired fetich. In an agony of shame he begged the 

mercy of silence concerning this episode, at the same time 

revealing his life-history. He has constantly been haunted by the 

dread of detection, as well as by remorse and the consciousness 

of degradation, also by the fear that his unconquerable obsession 

may lead him to the asylum. 

 

The scatalogic groups of sexual perversions, urolagnia and coprolagnia, as 

may be sufficiently seen in this brief summary, are not merely olfactory 

fetiches. They are, in a larger proportion of cases, dynamic symbols, a 


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