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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

causing sexual gratification to an innocent girl. This man was 

convicted several times, and was finally declared to be suffering 

from impulsive insanity. (Schrenck-Notzing, 

_Kriminal-psychologische und Psycho-pathologische Studien_, 1902, 

pp. 50-57.) In another case of Schrenck-Notzing's, an actor and 

portrait painter, aged 31, in youth masturbated and was fond of 

contemplating the images of the sexual organs of both sexes, 

finding little pleasure in coitus. At the age of 24, at a bathing 

establishment, he happened to occupy a compartment next to that 

occupied by a lady, and when naked he became aware that his 

neighbor was watching him through a chink in the partition. This 

caused him powerful excitement and he was obliged to masturbate. 

Ever since he has had an impulse to exhibit his organs and to 

masturbate in the presence of women. He believes that the sight 

of his organs excites the woman (Ib., pp. 57-68). The presence of 

masturbation in this case renders it untypical as a case of 

exhibitionism. Moll at one time went so far as to assert that 

when masturbation takes place we are not entitled to admit 

exhibitionism, (_Untersuchungen ueber die Libido Sexualis_, bd. i, 

p. 661), but now accepts exhibitionism with masturbation 

("Perverse Sexualempfindung," _Krankheiten und Ehe_). The act of 

exhibition itself gratifies the sexual impulse, and usually it 

suffices to replace both tumescence and detumescence. 

 

A fairly typical case, recorded by Krafft-Ebing, is that of a 

German factory worker of 37, a good, sober and intelligent 

workman. His parents were healthy, but one of his mother's and 

also one of his father's sisters were insane; some of his 

relatives are eccentric in religion. He has a languishing 

expression and a smile of self-complacency. He never had any 

severe illness, but has always been eccentric and imaginative, 

much absorbed in romances (such as Dumas's novels) and fond of 

identifying himself with their heroes. No signs of epilepsy. In 

youth moderate masturbation, later moderate coitus. He lives a 

retired life, but is fond of elegant dress and of ornament. 

Though not a drinker, he sometimes makes himself a kind of punch 

which has a sexually exciting effect on him. The impulse to 

exhibitionism has only developed in recent years. When the 

impulse is upon him he becomes hot, his heart beats violently, 

the blood rushes to his head, and he is oblivious of everything 

around him that is not connected with his own act. Afterwards he 

regards himself as a fool and makes vain resolutions never to 

repeat the act. In exhibition the penis is only half erect and 

ejaculation never occurs. (He is only capable of coitus with a 

woman who shows great attraction to him.) He is satisfied with 

self-exhibition, and believes that he thus gives pleasure to the 

woman, since he himself receives pleasure in contemplating a 

woman's sexual parts. His erotic dreams are of self-exhibition to 

young and voluptuous women. He had been previously punished for 

an offense of this kind; medico-legal opinion now recognized the 


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