History of Sexology: The Child

Research group meeting

2016.01.01 | Camilla Skovbjerg Paldam

Date Tue 08 Mar
Time 14:00 16:00
Location 08.03.2016


  • R. von Kraft-Ebing; Psychopathia Sexualis, CSP tries to get hold of  12th edition, as this should be more complete according to English Wikipedia: “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”.  
  • Danielle Egan og Gail Hawkes: Theorizing the sexual child in modernity, kap.2 ”Sexology and the New Normality”
  • Albert Molls bog The Sexual Life of the Child (1913)  archive.org/details/sexuallifechild00mollgoog


Tags: child, sexuality