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GENERAL PREFACE
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.1
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.2
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.3
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.4
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.5
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-1.6
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.1
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.2
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.3
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.4
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-2.5
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-3
THE EVOLUTION OF MODESTY-4
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-1.1
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-1.2
FOOTNOTES
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-2.1
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-2.2
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-2.3
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.1
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.2
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.3
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.4
THE PHENOMENA OF SEXUAL PERIODICITY-3.5
FOOTNOTES
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.1
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.2
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.3
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.4
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.5
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1.6
FOOTNOTES
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.1
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.2
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.3
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2.4
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.1
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.2
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.3
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.4
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.5
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.6
AUTO-EROTISM: A STUDY OF THE SPONTANEOUS MANIFESTATIONS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3.7
FOOTNOTES
APPENDIX A-1.1
APPENDIX A-1.2
APPENDIX B-1.1
APPENDIX B-1.2
APPENDIX C-1.1
APPENDIX C-1.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

matters, informs me that it repeatedly happened to him at this time that 

young married women took pleasure in imposing on themselves, not without 

shyness but with evident pleasure, the task of initiating him, though they 

always hastened to tell him that it was for his good, to preserve him from 

bad women and masturbation. Prostitutes, also, often take pleasure in 

innocent men, and Hans Ostwald tells (_Sexual-Probleme_, June, 1908, p. 

357) of a prostitute who fell violently in love with a youth who had never 

known a woman before; she had never met an innocent man before, and it 

excited her greatly. And I have been told of an Italian prostitute who 

spoke of the exciting pleasure which an unspoilt youth gave her by his 

freshness, _tutta questa freschezza_. 

 

[20] _Anatomy of Melancholy_, Part III, Sect. III. Mem. IV. Subs. I. 

 

[21] N. Venette, _La Generation de l'Homme_, Part II, Ch. X. 

 

[22] _Monsieur Nicolas_, vol. i, p. 94. 

 

[23] Kryptadia, vol. ii, p. 26, 31. Ib. vol. iii, p. 162. 

 

[24] "Modesty is, at first," said Renouvier, "a fear which we have of 

displeasing others, and of blushing at our own natural imperfections." 

(Renouvier and Prat, _La Nouvelle Monadologie_, p. 221.) 

 

[25] C. Richet, "Les Causes du Degout," _L'Homme et l'Intelligence_, 1884. 

This eminent physiologist's elaborate study of disgust was not written as 

a contribution to the psychology of modesty, but it forms an admirable 

introduction to the investigation of the social factor of modesty. 

 

[26] It is interesting to note that where, as among the Eskimo, urine, for 

instance, is preserved as a highly-valuable commodity, the act of 

urination, even at table, is not regarded as in the slightest degree 

disgusting or immodest (Bourke, _Scatologic Rites_, p. 202). 

 

[27] Hawkesworth, _An Account of the Voyages_, etc., 1775, vol. ii, p. 52. 

 

[28] _Journal of the Anthropological Institute_, vol. vi, p. 173. 

 

[29] Stevens, "Mittheilungen aus dem Frauenleben der Orang Belendas," 

_Zeitschrift fuer Ethnologie_, Heft 4, p. 167, 1896. Crawley, (_Mystic 

Rose_, Ch. VIII, p. 439) gives numerous other instances, even in Europe, 

with, however, special reference to sexual taboo. I may remark that 

English people of lower class, especially women, are often modest about 

eating in the presence of people of higher class. This feeling is, no 

doubt, due, in part, to the consciousness of defective etiquette, but that 

very consciousness is, in part, a development of the fear of causing 

disgust, which is a component of modesty. 

 

[30] Shame in regard to eating, it may be added, occasionally appears as a 

neurasthenic obsession in civilization, and has been studied as a form of 

psychasthenia by Janet. See e.g., (Raymond and Janet, _Les Obsessions et 

la Psychasthenie_, vol. ii, p. 386) the case of a young girl of 24, who, 

from the age of 12 or 13 (the epoch of puberty) had been ashamed to eat in 

public, thinking it nasty and ugly to do so, and arguing that it ought 

only to be done in private, like urination. 

 

[31] "Desire and disgust are curiously blended," remarks Crawley (_The 

Mystic Rose_, p. 139), "when, with one's own desire unsatisfied, one sees 

the satisfaction of another; and here we may see the altruistic stage 

beginning; this has two sides, the fear of causing desire in others, and 

the fear of causing disgust; in each case, personal isolation is the 

psychological result." 

 

[32] Hohenemser argues that the fear of causing disgust cannot be a part 


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