Sexual Aberrations Author:Wilhelm Stekel, M.D. Volume 1 of 2 — From the dust jacket: — "The phenomenon of fetishism is doubtless one of the most puzzling in the whole domain of sexual pathology. Voice, hands, ears, complexion, bust and other parts of the body - these have always been considered normal "fetishes." they become pathological only when they push the whole love object into the bac... more »kground and themselves appropriate the function of a love object, e.g., when a lover satisfies himself with possession of a woman's shoe and considers the woman herself secondary.
The great value of this book lies in its lucidity and its broad and undogmatic views, supported by a legion of case histories described at length and in scientific detail. In analyzing fetishists of all types, including several rarely documented, Dr. Stekel explores such fascinating topics as the cult of the harem, fetishism and incest, homosexuality in fetishism, the Satanic Bible and the meaning of nails and heels in man's love life.
The Volume covers the entire field and includes material dealing with a special form of fetishism called transvestitism. The implications drawn from these probings will be of intense interest to students, physicians, lawyers, clergymen, educators and all other concerned with the aberrations of sexual behavior.
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