The Outer Fringe of Sex: A Study in Fetishism by Maurice North

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From the jacket: Sexual fetishism takes as many different forms as do neurotic symptoms, attaching itself to objects, words and actions. In this study of deviationary erotic activities, Dr. North looks at current medical and psychiatric theories on the subject and questions whether they are relevant to individual problems in the context of the cultural phenomena of our time. The great part of The Outer Fringe of Sex is devoted to the widespread nature of rubber fetishism and its association sado-masochistic tendencies, a phenomenon to which a not inconsiderable manufacturing market has attached itself. Much illustrative material is drawn from the author's own investigations concerning the fetishist. The last part of the book deals with the literature of rubber fetishism and there is an appendix of lengthy letters written by a deviant to a fetishist magazine which, in themselves, represent an extraordinary example of contemporary erotic writing. As a sociologist, D. North views this strange world with an objective eye that neither approves nor condemns. 

London: The Odyssey Press, 1971. Third Impression. 242 pp.
Hardcover. Very good in good dust jacket.