Therapeutic Suggestion; Psychopathia Sexualis. Pathological Manifestations of the Sexual Sense, with Especial Reference to Contrary Sexual Instinct

Therapeutic Suggestion; Psychopathia Sexualis. Pathological Manifestations of the Sexual Sense, with Especial Reference to Contrary Sexual Instinct

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...significance. Thus, the desire for generalization and abstraction, which is constantly recurring in these perversions, becomes explicable; and this, in the course of time, may entirely change the content of the perversion. A man who loved a red-haired woman finally could not see red hair without becoming sexually excited. The former lover of an Italian girl always had an erection at the sight of an Italian costume. An original lover of white aprons was finally excited by every white apron he saw, and at last by white alone (on a mason). From the time of his first love Descartes had a partiality for squinting eyes. In general, the peculiarities which we have once loved in one person always have the greatest attraction for us in others. The tendency to separate the object of love from its surroundings, as it is manifested in pathological fetichism, may be regarded as abstraction. The shoe-fetichist shows next a preference for the nude female foot, --an inclination which, without striving for isolation and without separate sexual excitement, is still physiological. The dressed female foot forms the transition, and the love of shoe-nails the pathological ultimate result. Tarnowsky1 reports that the inclination for furs, in a masturbator 12 years of age, arose from the bodily contact with a dog that he sometimes took to bed with him. Transition: coincidence of onanism and the touch of the dog. Finally, the touch of the dog alone induced excitement and ejaculation. Later, only by means of touching fur could he induce sexual excitement. Here, also, we have to do with the effect of pathological association and the tendency to generalization in a degenerate individual. The effort to intensify the cause of the pleasure and the sexual excitement indicates a..show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236678281
  • 9781236678287