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Textbook of Psychosexual Disorders

Quoted from: A Textbook of Psychosexual Disorders
Written by: Allen, Clifford
Published by: Oxford Medical Publications, NY, 1969
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(It should be noted that elsewhere in this book, infantosexuality is misused to mean pedophilia . It seems to be mostly a semantic error on the author's part, but it could lead to misunderstandings.)

From pg 290...

Infantosexual Transvestism

There is a rare form of 'transvestism' (if one can call it such) in which the patient does not dress in the clothes of the opposite sex but as a child. This was first described by Pettow in 1910. I have never treated such a case but have seen very rare mention of them in the public press. The patient seems usually to be a woman and in one case actually went to school for a time. The psychopathology of this is that it is a reversion toward childhood, a most obvious regression. It probably appears in more or less normal adults who like to go to fancy-dress balls dressed as infants complete with feeding bottle or dummy. (We have already noted, under infantosexuality, the curious fact that present-day fashion tends to give the impression of immaturity-the Little Lord Fauntleroy hair styles amongst young men &c. Possibly this is related to infantosexual transvestism.)
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