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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

marked decrease in desire, especially as he shortly afterwards 

learned the importance of local cleanliness.) While in college at 

about the age of 19 he began to have nocturnal emissions 

occasionally and once or twice a week when at stool. Alarmed by 

these, he consulted a physician, who warned him of the danger, 

gave him bromide and prescribed cold bathing of the parts, with a 

hard, cool bed. These stopped the emissions. 

 

He never had connection with women until the age of about 25, and 

then only three times until his marriage at 30 years of age, 

being deterred partly by conscientious scruples, but more by 

shyness and convention, and deriving very little pleasure from 

these instances. Even since marriage he has derived more pleasure 

from sexual excitement than from coitus, and can maintain 

erection for as long as two hours. 

 

He has always been accustomed to torture himself in various 

ingenious ways, nearly always connected with sex. He would burn 

his skin deeply with red hot wire in inconspicuous places. These 

and similar acts were generally followed by manual excitation 

nearly always brought to a climax. 

 

He considers that he is attracted to refined and intellectual 

women. But he is without very ardent desires, having several 

times gone to bed with attractive women who stripped themselves 

naked, but without attempting any sexual intercourse with them. 

He became interested in the "Karezza" theory and has tried to 

practice it with his wife, but could never entirely control the 

emission. 

 

He has hired a masseur to whip him, as children are whipped, with 

a heavy dog whip, which caused pleasurable excitement. During 

this time he had relations with his wife generally about once a 

week without any great ecstasy. She was cold and sexually slow, 

owing to conventional sex repression and to an idea that the 

whole thing was "like animals" and to fear of child-bearing, 

usually necessitating the use of a cover or withdrawal. It was 

only eight years after their marriage that she desired and 

obtained a child. During these years he would often stick pins 

through his mammae and tie them together by a string round the 

pins drawn so short as to cause great pain and then indulge 

himself in the sexual act. He used strong wooden clips with a 

tack fixed in them, so as to pierce and pinch the mammae, and once 

he drove a pin entirely through the penis itself, then obtaining 

orgasm by friction. He was never able to get an automatic 

emission in this way, though he often tried, not even by walking 

briskly during an erection. 

 

In another class of cases a purely ideal symbolism may be present by means 

of a fetich which acts as a powerful stimulus without itself being felt to 

possess any attraction. A good illustration of this condition is furnished 

by a case which has been communicated to me by a medical correspondent in 

New Zealand. 

 

"The patient went out to South Africa as a trooper with the 

contingent from New Zealand, throwing up a good position in an 

office to do so. He had never had any trouble as regards 

connection with women before going out to South Africa. While in 


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