Albert Moll

Albert Moll (1862–1939) was a German psychiatrist and, together with Iwan Bloch and Magnus Hirschfeld, the founder of modern sexology. Moll believed sexual nature involved two entirely distinct parts: sexual stimulation and sexual attraction.

Sexual theories

Moll divided the sexual response into four phases:

  1. The onset,
  2. the equable voluptuous sensation,
  3. the voluptuous acme,
  4. the sudden diminution and cessation of the voluptuous sensation


Moll was a firm believer in hypnotism, but not mysticism. He frequently indulged in the unmasking of mediums and sťances.


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