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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

both _cunnilingus_ and _fellatio_, as practiced by either sex, 

are liable to occur among healthy or morbid persons, in 

heterosexual or homosexual relationships. They have little 

psychological significance, except to the extent that when 

practiced to the exclusion of normal sexual relationships they 

become perversions, and as such tend to be associated with 

various degenerative conditions, although such associations are 

not invariable. 

 

The essentially normal character of _cunnilingus_ and _fellatio_, 

when occurring as incidents in the process of tumescence, is 

shown by the fact that they are practiced by many animals. This 

is the case, for instance, among dogs. Moll points out that not 

infrequently the bitch, while under the dog, but before 

intromission, will change her position to lick the dog's 

penis--apparently from an instinctive impulse to heighten her own 

and his excitement--and then return to the normal position, while 

_cunnilingus_ is of constant occurrence among animals, and on 

account of its frequency among dogs was called by the Greeks 

skylax (Rosenbaum, _Geschichte der Lustseuche im Altertume_, 

fifth edition, pp. 260-278; also notes in Moll, _Untersuchungen 

ueber pie Libido Sexualis_, Bd. I, pp. 134, 369; and Bloch, 

_Beitraege zur AEtiologie der Psychopathia Sexualis_, Teil II, pp. 

216 et seq.) 

 

The occurrence of _cunnilingus_ as a sexual episode of tumescence 

among lower human races is well illustrated by a practice of the 

natives of the Caroline Islands (as recorded by Kubary in his 

ethnographic study of this people and quoted by Ploss and 

Bartels, _Das Weib_, vol. i). It is here customary for a man to 

place a piece of fish between the labia, while he stimulates the 

latter by his tongue and teeth until under stress of sexual 

excitement the woman urinates; this is regarded as an indication 

that the proper moment for intercourse has arrived. Such a 

practice rests on physiologically sound facts whatever may be 

thought of it from an aesthetic standpoint. 

 

The contrast between the normal aesthetic standpoint in this 

matter and the lover's is well illustrated by the following 

quotations: Dr. A.B. Holder, in the course of his description of 

the American Indian _bote_, remarks, concerning _fellatio_: "Of 

all the many varieties of sexual perversion, this, it seems to 

me, is the most debased that could be conceived of." On the other 

hand, in a communication from a writer and scholar of high 

intellectual distinction occurs the statement: "I affirm that, of 

all sexual acts, _fellatio_ is most an affair of imagination and 

sympathy." It must be pointed out that there is no contradiction 

in these two statements, and that each is justified, according as 

we take the point of view of the ordinary onlooker or of the 


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