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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

III. 

 

Scatalogic Symbolism--Urolagnia--Coprolagnia--The Ascetic Attitude Towards 

the Flesh--Normal basis of Scatalogic Symbolism--Scatalogic Conceptions 

Among Primitive Peoples--Urine as a Primitive Holy Water--Sacredness of 

Animal Excreta--Scatalogy in Folk-lore--The Obscene as Derived from the 

Mythological--The Immature Sexual Impulse Tends to Manifest Itself in 

Scatalogic Forms--The basis of Physiological Connection Between the 

Urinary and Genital Spheres--Urinary Fetichism Sometimes Normal in 

Animals--The Urolagnia of Masochists--The Scatalogy of Saints--Urolagnia 

More Often a Symbolism of Act Than a Symbolism of Object--Only 

Occasionally an Olfactory Fetichism--Comparative Rarity of 

Coprolagnia--Influence of Nates Fetichism as a Transition to 

Coprolagnia--Ideal Coprolagnia--Olfactory Coprolagnia--Urolagnia and 

Coprolagnia as Symbols of Coitus. 

 

 

We meet with another group of erotic symbolisms--alike symbolisms of 

object and of act--in connection with the two functions adjoining the 

anatomical sexual focus: the urinary and alvine excretory functions. These 

are sometimes termed the scatalogical group, with the two subdivisions of 

urolagnia and Coprolagnia.[24] _Inter faeces et urinam nascimur_ is an 

ancient text which has served the ascetic preachers of old for many 

discourses on the littleness of man and the meanness of that reproductive 

power which plays so large a part in man's life. "The stupid bungle of 

Nature," a correspondent writes, "whereby the generative organs serve as a 

means of relieving the bladder, is doubtless responsible for much of the 

disgust which those organs excite in some minds." 

 

At the same time, it is necessary to point out, such reflex influence may 

act not in one direction only, but also in the reverse direction. From 

the standpoint of ascetic contemplation eager to belittle humanity, the 

excretory centers may cast dishonor upon the genital center which they 

adjoin. From the more ecstatic standpoint of the impassioned lover, eager 

to magnify the charm of the woman he worships, it is not impossible for 

the excretory centers to take on some charm from the irradiating center of 

sex which they enclose. 

 

Even normally such a process is traceable. The normal lover may not 

idealize the excretory functions of his mistress, but the fact that he 

finds no repulsion in the most intimate contacts and feels no disgust at 

the proximity of the excretory orifices or the existence of their 

functions, indicates that the idealization of love has exerted at all 

events a neutralizing influence; indeed, the presence of an acute 

sensibility to the disturbing influence of this proximity of the excretory 

orifices and their functions must be considered abnormal; Swift's 

"Strephon and Chloe"--with the conviction underlying it that it is an easy 

matter for the excretory functions to drown the possibilities of 

love--could only have proceeded from a morbidly sensitive brain.[25] 

 

A more than mere neutralizing influence, a positively idealizing influence 

of the sexual focus on the excretory processes adjoining it, may take 

place in the lover's mind without the normal variations of sexual 

attraction being over-passed, and even without the creation of an 

excretory fetichism. 

 

Reflections of this attitude may be found in the poets. In the 


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