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APPENDIX A
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APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.3
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

APPENDIX B. 

 

HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT. 

 

 

The histories here recorded are similar in character to those given in 

Appendix B of the previous volume. 

 

HISTORY I.--C.D., clergyman, age, 34. Height about 5 ft. 8 in. 

Weight, 8st. 8lb. Complexion, fair. Physical infirmities, very 

myopic, tendency to consumption. 

 

"My family is of old lineage on both sides. My parents were 

normal and fairly healthy; but I consider that heredity, though 

not vitiated, is somewhat overrefined, and there is a neuropathic 

tendency, which has appeared in myself and in one or two other 

members of the family. As a child, I suffered, though not very 

frequently, from nocturnal enuresis. My sexual nature, though 

normal, has been keenly alive and sensitive as far back as I can 

remember; and as I look back I discern within myself in early 

childhood what I now understand to be a decided masochistic or 

passively algolagnic tendency. So far as I remember, this 

manifested itself in me in two aspects; one psychic or 

sentimental and free from carnality, expressing itself in 

imaginative visions such as the following: I used, to imagine 

myself kneeling before a young and beautiful woman and being 

sentenced by her to some punishment, and even threatened with 

death. At other times I would picture myself as a wounded soldier 

watched over on his sickbed by queenly women. These visions 

always included an imagination of something heroic in my own 

personality. No doubt they were the same kind of dreamings as are 

present in multitudes of imaginative children; they are only of 

interest in so far as a sexual element was present; and that was 

algolagnic in character. 

 

"I had a small fund of natural common sense; and my surroundings 

were not favorable to sentimental imaginings; consequently I 

believe I began to throw them off at an early age, though the 

temperament which produced them is still a part of my nature. 

 

"On the carnal side, the sexual instinct was decidedly 

algolagnic. Masturbation is one of my earliest recollections; 

indeed, it was not at first, so far as I remember, associated 

with any sexual ideas at all; but began as a reflex animal act. I 

do not remember its first occurrence. It soon, however, became 

associated in my mind with algolagnic excitement, giving rise to 

reveries which took the ordinary form of imagining oneself 

stripped and whipped, etc., by persons of the opposite sex. The 

_dramatis personae_ in my own algolagnic reveries were elderly 

women; somewhat strangely, I did not associate physical sexuality 

at this period with young and attractive women. If scientific 

light on these matters were generally available in the practical 

bringing up of children, persons in charge of young children 

might refrain from exciting an algolagnic tendency or doing 

anything calculated to awake sexual emotions prematurely. In my 


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