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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

realized the nature of his feelings and tried to break himself of his 

habits. He succeeded, but then began erotic dreams accompanied by images 

of animals, and these led to masturbation associated with ideas of a 

similar kind. At the same time he had no wish for any sort of sexual 

intercourse with animals, and was indifferent as to the sex of the animals 

which attracted him; his sexual ideals were normal. Such a case seems to 

be fundamentally one of fetichism on a tactile basis, and thus forms a 

transition between the stuff-fetichisms and the complete perversions of 

sexual attraction toward animals. 

 

In some cases sexually hyperaesthetic women have informed me that 

sexual feeling has been produced by casual contact with pet dogs 

and cats. In such cases there is usually no real perversion, but 

it seems probable that we may here have an occasional foundation 

for the somewhat morbid but scarcely vicious excesses of 

affection which women are apt to display towards their pet dogs 

or cats. In most cases of this affection there is certainly no 

sexual element; in the case of childless women, it may rather be 

regarded as a maternal than as an erotic symbolism. (The excesses 

of this non-erotic zoophilia have been discussed by Fere, 

_L'Instinct Sexuel_, second edition, pp. 166-171.) 

 

Krafft-Ebing considers that complete perversion of sexual attraction 

toward animals is radically distinct from erotic _zoophilia_. This view 

cannot be accepted. Bestiality and _zooerastia_ merely present in a more 

marked and profoundly perverted form a further degree of the same 

phenomenon which we meet with in erotic _zoophilia_; the difference is 

that they occur either in more insensitive or in more markedly degenerate 

persons. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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