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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

incriminated man's psychopathic condition. (Krafft-Ebing, _Op. 

cit._, pp. 492-494.) 

 

Trochon has reported the case of a married man of 33, a worker in 

a factory, who for several years had exhibited himself at 

intervals to shop-girls, etc., in a state of erection, but 

without speaking or making other advances. He was a hard-working, 

honest, sober man of quiet habits, a good father to his family 

and happy at home. He showed not the slightest sign of insanity. 

But he was taciturn, melancholic and nervous; a sister was an 

idiot. He was arrested, but on the report of the experts that he 

committed these acts from a morbid impulse he could not control 

he was released. (Trochon, _Archives de l'Anthropologie 

Criminelle_, 1888, p. 256.) 

 

In a case of Freyer's (_Zeitschrift fuer Medizinalbeamte_, third 

year, No. 8) the occasional connection of exhibitionism with 

epilepsy is well illustrated by a barber's assistant, aged 35, 

whose father suffered from chronic alcoholism and was also said 

to have committed the same kind of offense as his son. The mother 

and a sister suffered nervously. From ages of 7 to 18 the subject 

had epileptic convulsions. From 16 to 21 he indulged in normal 

sexual intercourse. At about that time he had often to pass a 

playground and at times would urinate there; it happened that the 

children watched him with curiosity. He noticed that when thus 

watched sexual excitement was caused, inducing erection and even 

ejaculation. He gradually found pleasure in this kind of sexual 

gratification; finally he became indifferent to coitus. His 

erotic dreams, though still usually about normal coitus, were now 

sometimes concerned with exhibition before little girls. When 

overcome by the impulse he could see and hear nothing around him, 

though he did not lose consciousness. After the act was over he 

was troubled by his deed. In all other respects he was entirely 

reasonable. He was imprisoned many times for exhibiting himself 

to young schoolgirls, sometimes vaunting the beauty of his organs 

and inviting inspection. On one occasion he underwent mental 

examination, but was considered to be mentally sound. He was 

finally held to be a hereditarily tainted individual with 

neuropathic constitution. The head was abnormally broad, penis 

small, patellar reflex absent, and there were many signs of 

neurasthenia. (Krafft-Ebing, _Op. cit._, pp. 490-492.) 

 

The prevalence of epilepsy among exhibitionists is shown by the 

observations of Pelanda in Verona. He has recorded six cases of 

this perversion, all of which eventually reached the asylum and 

were either epileptics or with epileptic relations. One had a 

brother who was also an exhibitionist. In some cases the penis 

was abnormally large, in others abnormally small. Several had 

very weak sexual impulse; one, at the age of 62, had never 

effected coitus, and was proud of the fact that he was still a 

virgin, considering, he would say, the epoch of demoralization in 

which we live. (Pelanda, "Pornopatici," _Archivio di 

Psichiatria_, fasc. ii-iv, 1889.) 

 

In a very typical case of exhibitionism which Garnier has 


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