Eskimos and sparrow’s blood

Encyclopaedia of Sexual Knowledge

If you discover a 1930s Encyclopaedia of Sexual Knowledge written by someone called Dr. A. Willy, you have to buy it. That’s just common sense. And if on perusal you found that it wasn’t rabidly misogynistic and didn’t contain chapters called ‘The Consequences of Masturbation’, ‘In Sorrow Shalt Thou Bring Forth Children’, ‘Frigidity in Women’, ‘Deviations of Object’, ‘At the Gynaecologist’s’, and, bizarrely, ‘The White Slave Traffic’, you would be desperately disappointed. Happily, it has all the above and more. The best part, though, is probably the extensive index. Some selected highlights:

Abdominal bandages, 235
Aberration, 122, 208, 378, 401, 404, 420, 421, 425
Abracadabras, 320
Act, The Vagrancy, 508
Alcoholic revels, 327
Algerian truffles, 326
Anal connection, 308 [the first draft, I believe, of this]
Aphrodisiac comestibles, 324
Armpit, 321
Asparagus, 326, 327
Baths, Chinese, 484
Baudelaire, 179, 341
Beethoven, 162
Bestiality, 420, 422
Bisexualist, 384
Blenorrhoeal filaments, 431
Blood, sparrow’s, 322
Blue ointment, 455
Brains, sparrow’s, 322
Brixton Prison, 364
Brothels of Avignon, 481
Chopin, 377
Cocoa-butter, 217, 279, 449
Coquetry, 123, 124
Courtesans, Venetian, 485
Cunnilinctus, 287
Dipsomaniacs, 468
Douche bag, 275, 289, 450
Douche can, 275
Douche fountain, 275
Dreams of flagellation, 308
Drugs, stupefying, 426
Dutch East Indies, 516, 518
Ear lobes, 308
Eastern people, 301
Erection, angle of, 200
Erotic biting, 172
Eskimos, 150
Exhibitionism, phallic, 362
Fetichism, boot, 417
Fetichism, foot, 410, 411
Fetichism, shoe, 415
Fetichist, leg, 304
Finger, 404, 413
Fish bladder, 136
‘Free love at any price,’ 138
French letter, 271
French revolutionary law, 225
Genital kiss, 173, 280
Gerontophilia, homosexual, 404
Glands, monkeys’, 348
Gold mine, 293
Group marriage, 27
Guillotine, 111
Halitosis, 163
Hands, rubber-gloved, 230
‘Hottentot apron,’ 334
Infantile voluptuousness, 299
Italian products, 320
Japanese prostitutes, 516
Lesbian fashion, 422
‘Love at first smell,’ 164
Love philtres, 320
Masochists, perverse, 378
Meat, 325, 327
Mice, 211, 450
Micturition, 357, 433, 451, 454
Milk-fever, 234
Mistress-wife, 253
Mother-wife, 491
Navel, belief in birth through the, 68, 69
Nazis, 92
Nose-rubbing, 163, 167
Nutmeg, 321, 325
Parsifal, 329
Pelvic troubles, 456
Peruvian bark, 332
Pineapple, 223, 224
Pubes, 229
Rings, nose, 412
Sadists, amorous, 376
Semen, stag’s, 322
Sergeant Bertrand, 406
Sexual orgies, 327
Sheik Neffzawi, 312, 408
Sight-seeing, 239
Skewers, 328
Social ruin, 241
Soup, 325
Southwark stews, 508
Sucking, 167, 168, 172, 183, 223, 299
Suckling, 233, 267
Testicle bag, 282
Testicles, bull’s, 325
Testicles, dog’s, 347
Testicles, hare’s, 322
Testicles, stag’s, 322
Thumb-sucking, 40, 43, 44
Tiberius, 425
Tongues, goose, 325
Tubal blockage, 265
Turds, hens’, 322
Urine, bull’s, 322
Voltaire, 20, 420, 478
Vomiting, 215, 216, 240, 267
War, World, 131
Worms, 96
Worms, Bishop of, 323
Yeast, 258
Zone, erotogenic, 301, 302, 307, 308, 416

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2 Responses to “Eskimos and sparrow’s blood”

  1. blakeajax Says:

    Wow. This is incredible. Makes me wish I’d bought that 1950s book called ‘HOMOSEXUALITY’ that I saw in Oxfam a while back…

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