Main  Contacts  
Table of contents
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

must have known that she was not all right, but shrank from 

saying so in so many words, gave me a gonorrhoea, which lasted 

nine weeks and much interfered with my amours, as I naturally 

declined to run the risk of infecting my partner, a risk which to 

my certain knowledge many a young fellow has run, with disastrous 

consequence to the confiding woman. As it was due to my tipsy 

obstinacy, I could not blame the girl, but resolved never to 

drink too much again, a resolve which I have kept, save once, 

unbroken. In those days we youngsters thought that it was manly 

to be able to carry one's liquor well, and did all in our power 

to attain to the seasoned head; but I considered that the risks 

entailed were too serious to be neglected. 

 

I was well on in my 26th year when I met a widow with whom I fell 

in love, with the result that I married her. She is a most 

sensible woman, and it was her intellectual gifts which were the 

attraction to me. In my amours intellect has never played a part. 

She has all along been cognizant of, and lenient to, my 

polygamous tendencies; for she recognizes the fact that whatever 

_fredaine_ I may have on hand makes not the slightest difference 

in my love and respect for her. Were she a more sensual woman, 

perhaps things would be different. 

 

In all I have had to do with 81 other women, of whose special 

characteristics I kept a careful note at the time. Twenty-six 

were normal women with whom my _liasons_ have lasted long, so I 

know more about them than I do about the other fifty-five, who 

were prostitutes, and with some of whom my dealings were but for 

an afternoon. 

 

The races represented have been these, for I have seen a bit of 

the world: English, Scotch, Irish, Welsh, French, German, 

Italian, Greek, Danish, Hungarian, Roumanian, Indian, and 

Japanese. Taking them all round, the only difference that I found 

between old and young women is that the older ones are less 

selfish, and more complaisant, and less inclined to resent one's 

being unable to attain to the height of their desire, for from 

time to time I have been unable to "come up to the scratch" after 

a heavy night's labor, or when I was afraid of being caught in 

the act of coition, a fear which, in my experience, acts as a 

stimulus to desire in women, unlike its action in men. Of all the 

women with whom I have had to do the nicest in every way have 

been the French women. The English women of the town drink too 

much, and are far too keen on getting as much money as they can 

for as little as they can, to please me. Were the London girls to 

recognize that men do not like a tipsy woman, and that where 

there is so much competition the person who is most skillful and 

most polite gets the most custom, the alien invasion in Regent 

street would soon come to an end. 

 

Of the fifty-five prostitutes: eighteen informed me that they 

were in the habit of masturbating; eight of their own free will, 

without asking for reward, did _fellatio_; six asked me to do 

_cunnilingus_, which I naturally declined to do; three proposed 

anal coitus. Of those who did _fellatio_, two (one French and one 


Page 5 from 6:  Back   1   2   3   4  [5]  6   Forward