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Studies in the Psychology of Sex
1st Edition - January 1, 1937
Author: Havelock Ellis
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Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume II presents studies that explore the psychology of sex by addressing topics ranging from erotic symbolism and the mechanism of… Read more
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Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume II presents studies that explore the psychology of sex by addressing topics ranging from erotic symbolism and the mechanism of detumescence to the psychic state in pregnancy. Eonism and sex in relation to society are also discussed. Divided into three parts, this volume first deals with erotic symbolism, focusing on erotic fetishism such as foot-fetishism and shoe-fetishism, and scatalogic symbolism. The reader is then introduced to the mechanism and object of detumescence; the constituents of semen; and the aptitude for detumescence. Erogenous zones and erection and mucous emission in women are also considered. The final section is devoted to the psychic state in pregnancy and pays particular attention to the relationship of maternal and sexual emotion; conception and loss of virginity; the pervading effects of pregnancy; the longings of pregnant women; and the significance of pregnancy. This book will be of interest to physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, criminologists, and educators.
Erotic Symbolism I. The Definition of Erotic Symbolism Symbolism of Act and Symbolism of Object Erotic Fetichism Wide Extension of the Symbols of Sex The Immense Variety of Possible Erotic Fetiches The Normal Foundations of Erotic Symbolism Classification of the Phenomena The Tendency to Idealize the Defects of a Beloved Person Stendhal's "Crystallization II. Foot-Fetichism and Shoe-Fetichism Wide Prevalence and Normal Basis Restif de la Bretonne The Foot a Normal Focus of Sexual Attraction Among Some Peoples The Chinese, Greeks, Romans, Spaniards, etc. The Congenital Predisposition in Erotic Symbolism The Influence of Early Association and Emotional Shock Shoe-Fetichism in Relation to Masochism The Two Phenomena Independent Though Allied The Desire to be Trodden On The Fascination of Physical Constraint The Symbolism of Self-Inflicted Pain The Dynamic Element in Erotic Symbolism The Symbolism of Garments III. Scatalogic Symbolism Urolagnia Coprolagnia The Ascetic Attitude Towards the Flesh Normal Basis of Scatalogic Symbolism Scatalogic Conceptions Among Primitive Peoples Urine as a Primitive Holy Water Sacredness of Animal Excreta Scatalogy in Folk-Lore The Obscene as Derived from the Mythological The Immature Sexual Impulse Tends to Manifest Itself in Scatalogic Forms The Basis of Physiological Connection Between the Urinary and Genital Spheres Urinary Fetichism Sometimes Normal in Animals The Urolagnia of Masochists The Seatalogy of Saints, Urolagnia More Often a Symbolism of Act Than a Symbolism of Object Only Occasionally an Olfactory Fetichism Comparative Rarity of Coprolagnia Influence of Nates Fetichism as a Transition to Coprolagnia Ideal Copro- II. The Object of Detumescence Erogenous Zones The Lips The Vascular Characters of Detumescence Erectile Tissue Erection in Woman Mucous Emission in Women Sexual Connection The Human Mode of Intercourse Normal Variations The Motor Characters of Detumescence Ejaculation The Virile Reflex The Greneral Phenomena of Detumescence The Circulatory and Respiratory Phenomena Blood Pressure Cardiac Disturbance Glandular Activity. Distillatio The Essentially Motor Character of Detumescence Involuntary Muscular Irradiation to Bladder, etc. Erotic Intoxication Analogy of Sexual Detumescence and Vesical Tension The Specifically Sexual Movements of Detumescence in Man In Woman The Spontaneous Movements of the Genital Canal in Woman Their Function in Conception Part Played by Active Movement of the Spermatozoa The Artificial Injection of Semen The Facial Expression During Detumescence The Expression of Joy The Occasional Serious Effects of Coitus III. The Constituents of Semen Function of the Prostate The Properties of Semen Aphrodisiacs Alcohol, Opium, etc. Anaphrodisiacs The Stimulant Influence of Semen in Coitus The Internal Effects of Testicular Secretions The Influence of Ovarian Secretion IV. The Aptitude for Detumeseenee Is There an Erotic Temperament? The Available Standards of Comparison Characteristics of the Castrated Characteristics of Puberty Characteristics of the State of Detumescence Shortness of Stature Development of the Secondary Sexual Characters Deep Voice Bright Eyes Glandular Activity Everted Lips Pigmentation Profuse Hair Dubious Significance of Many of These CharactersThe Psychic State in Pregnancy The Relationship of Maternal and Sexual Emotion Conception and Loss of Virginity The Anciently Accepted Signs of This Condition The Pervading Effects of Pregnancy on the Organism Pigmentation The Blood and Circulation The Thyroid Changes in the Nervous System The Vomiting of Pregnancy The Longings of Pregnant Women Mental Impressions Evidence for and Against Their Validity The Question Still Open Imperfection of Our Knowledge The Significance of PregnancyAppendixHistories of Sexual DevelopmentIndex of AuthorsIndex of Subjects