1893 1st ed Psychopathia Sexualis Human Sexuality Krafft-Ebing Sadism Lesbianism

R von Krafft-Ebing Charles Gilbert Chaddock (transl.)

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Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing (1840 – 1902) was an Austro–German psychiatrist and author of the foundational work Psychopathia Sexualis.

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1893 1st ed Psychopathia Sexualis Human Sexuality Krafft-Ebing Sadism Lesbianism

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Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing (1840 – 1902) was an Austro–German psychiatrist and author of the foundational work Psychopathia Sexualis.

 

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Main author: R von Krafft-Ebing; Charles Gilbert Chaddock (transl.)

 

Title: Psychopathia sexualis : with especial reference to contrary sexual instinct : a medico-legal study.

 

Published: Philadelphia ; And London : F.A. Davis Co., publishers., 1893.

 

Language: English

 

Notes & contents:

  • 1st American edition
  • See table of contents for full details
  • Handwritten notes on end papers
  • This book popularized the terms sadism and masochism.
  • Psychopathia Sexualis is a forensic reference book for psychiatrists, physicians, and judges
  • Psychopathia Sexualis was one of the first books about sexual practices that studied homosexuality/bisexuality.
  • Krafft-Ebing considered procreation the purpose of sexual desire and that any form of recreational sex was a perversion of the sex drive.
  • Although the primary focus is on sexual behavior in men, there are sections on Sadism in Woman, Masochism in Woman, and Lesbian Love.

 

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Pages: complete with all xiv + 436 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such

Publisher: Philadelphia ; And London : F.A. Davis Co., publishers., 1893.

Size: ~9.5in X 6.25in (24.5cm x 16cm)

 

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This book popularized the terms sadism (derived from the brutal sexual practices depicted in the novels of Marquis de Sade) and masochism (derived from the name of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch), although these terms apparently were in use prior to its publication.[2]

Psychopathia Sexualis is a forensic reference book for psychiatrists, physicians, and judges. Written in an academic style, its introduction noted that, to discourage lay readers, the author had deliberately chosen a scientific term for the title of the book and that he had written parts of it in Latin for the same purpose.

Psychopathia Sexualis was one of the first books about sexual practices that studied homosexuality/bisexuality. It proposed consideration of the mental state of sex criminals in legal judgements of their crimes. During its time, it became the leading medico–legal textual authority on sexual pathology.

The twelfth and final edition of Psychopathia Sexualis presented four categories of what Krafft-Ebing called “cerebral neuroses”:

paradoxia, sexual excitement occurring independently of the period of the physiological processes in the generative organs

anaesthesia, absence of sexual instinct

hyperaesthesia, increased desire, satyriasis

paraesthesia, perversion of the sexual instinct, i.e., excitability of the sexual functions to inadequate stimuli

The term “hetero-sexual” is used, but not in chapter or section headings. The term “bi-sexuality” appears twice in the 7th edition, and more frequently in the 12th.

There is no mention of sexual activity with children in Chapter III, General Pathology, where the “cerebral neuroses” (including sexuality the paraesthesias) are covered. Various sexual acts with children are mentioned in Chapter IV, Special Pathology, but always in the context of specific mental disorders, such as dementia, epilepsy, and paranoia, never as resulting from its own disorder. However, Chapter V on sexual crimes has a section on sexual crimes with children. This section is brief in the 7th edition, but is expanded in the 12th to cover Non-Psychopathological Cases and Psychopathological Cases, in which latter subsection the term paedophilia erotica is used.

Krafft-Ebing considered procreation the purpose of sexual desire and that any form of recreational sex was a perversion of the sex drive. “With opportunity for the natural satisfaction of the sexual instinct, every expression of it that does not correspond with the purpose of nature—i.e., propagation,—must be regarded as perverse.”[3] Hence, he concluded that homosexuals suffered a degree of sexual perversion because homosexual practices could not result in procreation. In some cases, homosexual libido was classified as a moral vice induced by the early practice of masturbation.[4] Krafft-Ebing proposed a theory of homosexuality as biologically anomalous and originating in the embryonic and fetal stages of gestation, which evolved into a “sexual inversion” of the brain. In 1901, in an article in the Jahrbuch für sexuelle Zwischenstufen (Yearbook of Sexual Intermediate Stages), he changed the biological term from anomaly to differentiation.

Although the primary focus is on sexual behavior in men, there are sections on Sadism in Woman, Masochism in Woman, and Lesbian Love. Several of the cases of sexual activity with children were committed by women.

Categories

Esoteric & Occult

Philosophy

Medicine & Science

Authors

R von Krafft-Ebing Charles Gilbert Chaddock (transl.)

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete