Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9780982046456 Published October 2010

Sadism and Masochism

The Psychopathology of Sexual Cruelty

Wilhelm Stekel

Sadism and Masochism

Wilhelm Stekel

Distributed for Solar Books

Translated by Domino Falls
320 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2010
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9780982046456 Published October 2010

First published in English in 1929, Sadism and Masochism remains one of the most important books of sexology, a masterwork of psychoanalysis documenting and defining the spectrum of fetishes and psychosexual disorders. The culmination of research by Wilhelm Stekel, a psychologist who was an early follower of Freud, Sadism and Masochism describes some of the most disturbing, violent, and extreme instances of sexual perversion ever recorded. The sixty-four case histories reprinted here include such paraphilias as vampirism; cannibalism; necrophilia; castration and amputation complexes; genital mutilation; bestiality; impalement fantasies; crucifixion complexes; urolagnia and coprophilia; anal fetishes; and whippings, beatings, and blood.

            This new translation is an accessible, streamlined edition that presents the case histories in an approachable format for scholars and others curious about the dark and myriad list of human sexual behaviors.
Foreword: The Psychology of Hatred and Cruelty

I: Definition of Sadism and Masochism
II: Relation of Sadomasochism to Homosexuality
III: Sadomasochism and Infantilism
IV: A Case of Sodomy and Sadism
V: Compassion
VI: A Child is Being Beaten
VII: A Hand is Being Beaten
VIII: A Woman is Being Carried
IX: A Case of Complicated Parapathy with Sadistic and Paranoid Obsessions
X: Case Histories
XI: Self-Mutilation and Self-Accusation
XII: Analysis of a Masochist
XIII: Cannibalism, Necrophilia, and Vampirism
XIV: The Epileptic Symptom Complex and Its Analytic Treatment
XV:  Analysis of a Case of Epilepsy
XVI: Miscellaneous Cases

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