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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

occupation is exclusively the care of animals. Mirabeau, in the eighteenth 

century, stated, on the evidence of Basque priests, that all the shepherds 

in the Pyrenees practice bestiality. It is apparently much the same in 

Italy.[49] In South Italy and Sicily, especially, bestiality among 

goatherds and peasants is said to be almost a national custom.[50] In the 

extreme north of Europe, it is reported, the reindeer, in this respect, 

takes the place of the goat. 

 

The importance of the same factor is also shown by the fact that when 

among women in civilization animal perversions appear, the animal is 

nearly always a pet dog. Usually in these cases the animal is taught to 

give gratification by _cunnilinctus_. In some cases, however, there is 

really sexual intercourse between the animal and the woman. 

 

Moll mentions that in a case of _cunnilinctus_ by a dog in 

Germany there was a difficulty as to whether the matter should be 

considered an unnatural offence or simply an offence against 

decency; the lower court considered it in the former light, while 

the higher court took the more merciful view. (Moll, 

_Untersuchungen ueber die Libido Sexualis_, bd. i, p. 697.) In a 

case reported by Pfaff and mentioned by Moll, a country girl was 

accused of having sexual intercourse with a large dog. On 

examination Pfaff found in the girl's thick pubic hair a loose 

hair which under the microscope proved to belong to the dog. 

(_Loc. cit._, p. 698.) In such a case it must be noted that while 

this evidence may be held to show sexual contact with the dog, it 

scarcely suffices to show sexual intercourse. This has, however, 

undoubtedly occurred from time to time, even more or less openly. 

Bloch (_Op. cit._, pp. 277 and 282) remarks that this is not an 

infrequent exhibition given by prostitutes in certain brothels. 

Maschka has referred to such an exhibition between a woman and a 

bull-dog, which was given to select circles in Paris. Rosse 

refers to a case in which a young unmarried woman in Washington 

was surprised during intercourse with a large English mastiff, 

who in his efforts to get loose caused such severe injuries that 

the woman died from haemorrhage in about an hour. Rosse also 

mentions that some years ago a performance of this kind between a 

prostitute and a Newfoundland dog could be witnessed in San 

Francisco by paying a small sum; the woman declared that a woman 

who had once copulated with a dog would ever afterwards prefer 

this animal to a man. Rosse adds that he was acquainted with a 

similar performance between a woman and a donkey, which used to 

take place in Europe (Irving Rosse, "Sexual Hypochondriasis and 

Perversion of the Genesic Instinct," _Virginia Medical Monthly_, 

October, 1892, p. 379). Juvenal mentions such relations between 

the donkey and woman (vi, 332). Krauss (quoted by Bloch, 

_Beitraege zur AEtiologie der Psychopathia Sexualis_, Teil II, p. 

276) states that in Bosnia women sometimes carry on these 

practices with dogs and also--as he would not have believed had 

he not on one occasion observed it--with cats. "It seems to me," 

writes Dr. Kiernan, of Chicago, (private letter) "that what Rosse 


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