Since there is among males a very high correlation between arousal from seeing females and arousal from thinking of them, we have combined the answers to these two questions. The variation in response is great: at one extreme are the incest offenders vs. children and the control group, very few of whom (4 and 10 per cent respectively) reported little or no response, while at the other extreme are the heterosexual offenders vs. adults (41 per cent) and the homosexual offenders vs. adults (35 per cent). The fact that the heterosexual offenders vs. adults have the largest percentage of persons reporting little or no arousal from thinking of or seeing females, and the heterosexual offenders vs. minors have the third largest percentage (31 per cent) may at first seem paradoxical, but is simply explained. Persons with high frequencies of heterosexual coitus are relatively sated and hence respond to heterosexual stimuli less intensely. In addition to being heterosexually quite active, the majority of men in these two offender groups were interviewed very early in the history of the research, when these questions were dealt with rather summarily and no cognizance was taken of anything other than current status. No more than half of any other group were interviewed in this early phase. Also, and more importantly, these two groups rank first and fourth in the proportion of persons rated as feeble-minded or with below-average intelligence. Dullness correlates with lack of response to noncontact stimuli. Among the six groups with fewest individuals reporting little or no response are the three aggressor groups, whose members could scarcely have been moved to commit their offenses without some visual or imaginative arousal, and the control-group individuals who probably owe their position to a combination of relative sexual deprivation and better education, these two factors being generally associated.

Turning to the other extreme—the category of strong and/or frequent response—we find, as we expected, that the peepers lead with 38 per cent. At first glance the rest of the percentages seem rather meaningless, but in actuality die groups occupying both ends of the range do so for known reasons. The high end of the range (37-38 per cent) is occupied by our three youngest groups: peepers, prison, and aggressors vs. minors. Youth, intensity, and frequency of response we know to be highly correlated. The only other group in this range is the control group whose members we have just described as relatively well-educated (i.e., more imaginative) and sexually deprived. At the other end of the range, with less than one fifth of their members reporting strong arousal, we find at the bottom our oldest and second oldest groups, third from the bottom our most homosexual group, and fourth from the bottom the sated (or even burned-out) heterosexual offenders vs. adults. In brief, strong responses to heterosexual noncontact stimuli are positively correlated with youthfulness, sexual deprivation, and higher education and are negatively correlated with old age, homosexuality, and satiation.


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