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PREFACE
TOUCH-1
TOUCH-2
TOUCH-3 (begin)
TOUCH-3 (end)
TOUCH-4 (begin)
TOUCH-4 (end)
SMELL-1
SMELL-2
SMELL-3.1
SMELL-3.2
SMELL-3.3
SMELL-3.4
SMELL-3.5
SMELL-4 (begin)
SMELL-4 (end)
SMELL-5
HEARING-1
HEARING-2
HEARING-3
VISION-1.1
VISION-1.2
VISION-1.3
VISION-2.1
VISION-2.2
VISION-2.3
VISION-2.4
VISION-3
VISION-4
VISION-5
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B HISTORY-1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.2
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.3
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

fell in love with statues. Tarnowsky (_Sexual Instinct_, English 

edition, p. 85) mentions the case of a young man who was arrested 

in St. Petersburg for paying moonlight visits to the statue of a 

nymph on the terrace of a country house, and Krafft-Ebing quotes 

from a French newspaper the case which occurred in Paris during 

the spring of 1877 of a gardener who fell in love with a Venus in 

one of the parks. (I. Bloch, _Beitraege zur AEtiologie der 

Psychopathia Sexualis_, Teil II, pp. 297-305, brings together 

various facts bearing on this group of manifestations.) 

 

Necrophily, or a sexual attraction for corpses, is sometimes 

regarded as related to pygmalionism. It is, however, a more 

profoundly morbid manifestation, and may perhaps he regarded as a 

kind of perverted sadism. 

 

Founded on the sense of vision also we find a phenomenon, 

bordering on the abnormal, which is by Moll termed mixoscopy. 

This means the sexual pleasure derived from the spectacle of 

other persons engaged in natural or perverse sexual actions. 

(Moll, _Kontraere Sexualempfindung_, third edition, p. 308. Moll 

considers that in some cases mixoscopy is related to masochism. 

There is, however, no necessary connection between the two 

phenomena.) Brothels are prepared to accommodate visitors who 

merely desire to look on, and for their convenience carefully 

contrived peepholes are provided; such visitors are in Paris 

termed "_voyeurs_." It is said by Coffignon that persons hide at 

night in the bushes in the Champs Elysees in the hope of 

witnessing such scenes between servant girls and their lovers. In 

England during a country walk I have come across an elderly man 

carefully ensconced behind a bush and intently watching through 

his field-glass a couple of lovers reclining on a bank, though 

the actions of the latter were not apparently marked by any 

excess of indecorum. Such impulses are only slightly abnormal, 

whatever may be said of them from the point of view of good 

taste. They are not very far removed from the legitimate 

curiosity of the young woman who, believing herself unobserved, 

turns her glass on to a group of young men bathing naked. They 

only become truly perverse when the gratification thus derived is 

sought in preference to natural sexual gratification. They are 

also not normal when they involve, for instance, a man desiring 

to witness his wife in the act of coitus with another man. I have 

been told of the case of a scientific man who encouraged his wife 

to promote the advances of a young friend of his own, in his own 

drawing-room, he himself remaining present and apparently taking 

no notice; the younger man was astonished, but accepted the 

situation. In such a case, when the motives that led up to the 

episode are obscure, we must not too hastily assume that 


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