Uranisme et unisexualité, by Andre Raffalovich, 1896
Andre Raffalovich was a journalist, poet
and novelist. His published works included five books of poetry and two
novels. The main focus of his novels was sexuality, while his poetry
focused more on objects of desire without specifying gender.
His most famous non-fiction work,
Uranisme et Unisexualite published by A. Storck in 1896 which has never
been reprinted introduced the term 'unisexuality' as a way of sexual
expression. Raffalovich wrote that 'unisexuality was noble and pure
but only when carried out by a 'sublime invert' who fulfilled his
desires through celibate friendship, spirituality and art.