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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

the peculiarly close relationships between the breasts and the sexual 

organs we may easily understand the considerable part which they normally 

play in the art of love. As one of the chief secondary sexual characters 

in women, and one of her chief beauties, a woman's breasts offer 

themselves to the lover's lips with a less intimate attraction than her 

mouth only because the mouth is better able to respond. On her side, such 

contact is often instinctively desired. Just as the sexual disturbance of 

pregnancy is accompanied by a sympathetic disturbance in the breasts, so 

the sexual excitement produced by the lover's proximity reacts on the 

breasts; the nipple becomes turgid and erect in sympathy with the 

clitoris; the woman craves to place her lover in the place of the child, 

and experiences a sensation in which these two supreme objects of her 

desire are deliciously mingled. 

 

The powerful effect which stimulation of the nipple produces on 

the sexual sphere has led to the breasts playing a prominent part 

in the erotic art of those lands in which this art has been most 

carefully cultivated. Thus in India, according to Vatsyayana, 

many authors are of the opinion that in approaching a woman a 

lover should begin by sucking the nipples of her breasts, and in 

the songs of the Bayaderes of Southern India sucking the nipple 

is mentioned as one of the natural preliminaries of coitus. 

 

In some cases, and more especially in neurotic persons, the 

sexual pleasure derived from manipulation of the nipple passes 

normal limits and, being preferred even to coitus, becomes a 

perversion. In girls' schools, it is said, especially in France, 

sucking and titillation of the breasts are not uncommon; in men, 

also, titillation of the nipples occasionally produces sexual 

sensations (Fere, _L'Instinct Sexuel_, second edition, p. 132). 

Hildebrandt recorded the case of a young woman whose nipples had 

been sucked by her lover; by constantly drawing her breasts she 

became able to suck them herself and thus attained extreme sexual 

pleasure. A.J. Bloch, of New Orleans, has noted the case of a 

woman who complained of swelling of the breasts; the gentlest 

manipulation produced an orgasm, and it was found that the 

swelling had been intentionally produced for the sake of this 

manipulation. Moraglia in Italy knew a very beautiful woman who 

was perfectly cold in normal sexual relationships, but madly 

excited when her husband pressed or sucked her breasts. Lombroso 

(_Archivio di Psichiatria_, 1885, fasc. IV) has described the 

somewhat similar case of a woman who had no sexual sensitivity in 

the clitoris, vagina, or labia, and no pleasure in coitus except 

in very strange positions, but possessed intense sexual feelings 

in the right nipple as well as in the upper third of the thigh. 

 

It is remarkable that not only is suckling apt to be accompanied 


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