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September 1934

THE OBSESSIVE PARAPHILIAS (PERVERSIONS)A CRITICAL REVIEW OF STEKEL'S WORKS ON SADISM, MASOCHISM AND FETISHISM 1

Author Affiliations

WASHINGTON, D. C.

Arch NeurPsych. 1934;32(3):577-626. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1934.02250090114011
Abstract

He who shows me a new plant pleases me more than all the dialecticians who subtilize probabilities. For what is their philosophy? An opinion concerning opinion.

—Helvetius.

TABLE OF CONTENTS  Introduction—Love and Hate—DefinitionsThe Development of Sadomasochism; InfantilismSadomasochism and ReligionRelation to Obsessional Neuroses and FetishismRelation to HomosexualityThe Affect Intoxication; The Problem of ResistanceIncest and JealousyThe Theme of the Dissolute MotherSymbolic Sadomasochistic Acts; Criminality Cannibalism, Vampirism and Necrophilia—Symbolic Cruel Acts—Symbolic Sympathetic ActsDream and Fantasy LifeSadomasochism and EpilepsySadomasochism and SurgeryFetishism (Proper)Prophylaxis—Critical Comment

INTRODUCTION  Among the many aberrant forms of sex behavior which come to the attention of the psychotherapist is that displayed by a type of patient who, although claiming a thoroughly normal attitude in matters of sex, is, for reasons unknown to him, greatly perturbed by many sexual problems. These patients say that their mind dwells continually on women,

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