Main  Contacts  
Table of contents
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

tolerant traditions of Liguori, and, in part, like Debreyne 

(_Moechialogie_, pp. 275 et seq.) informed by medical science--no 

longer prohibit intercourse during menstruation, or regard it as 

only a venial sin. 

 

We have here a remarkable, but not an isolated, example of the tendency of 

the human mind in its development to rebel against the claims of primitive 

nature. The whole of religion is a similar remolding of nature, a 

repression of natural impulses, an effort to turn them into new channels. 

Prohibition of intercourse during menstruation is a fundamental element of 

savage ritual, an element which is universal merely because the conditions 

which caused it are universal, and because--as is now beginning to be 

generally recognized--the causes of human psychic evolution are everywhere 

the same. A strictly analogous phenomenon, in the sexual sphere itself, is 

the opposed attitude in barbarism and civilization toward the sexual 

organs. Under barbaric conditions and among savages, when no 

magico-religious ideas intervene, the sexual organs are beautiful and 

pleasurable objects. Under modern conditions this is not so. This 

difference of attitude is reflected in sculpture. In savage and barbaric 

carvings of human beings, the sexual organs of both sexes are often 

enormously exaggerated. This is true of the archaic European figures on 

which Salomon Reinach has thrown so much light, but in modern sculpture, 

from the time when it reached its perfection in Greece onward, the sexual 

regions in both men and women are systematically minimized.[103] 

 

With advancing culture--as again we shall see later--there is a conflict 

of claims, and certain considerations are regarded as "higher" and more 

potent than merely "natural" claims. Nakedness is more natural than 

clothing, and on many grounds more desirable under the average 

circumstances of life, yet, everywhere, under the stress of what are 

regarded as higher considerations, there is a tendency for all races to 

add more and more to the burden of clothes. In the same way it happens 

that the tendency of the female to sexual intercourse during 

menstruation[104] has everywhere been overlaid by the ideas of a culture 

which has insisted on regarding menstruation as a supernatural phenomenon 

which, for the protection of everybody, must be strictly tabooed.[105] 

This tendency is reinforced, and in high civilization replaced, by the 

claims of an aesthetic regard for concealment and reserve during this 

period. Such facts are significant for the early history of culture, but 

they must not blind us to the real analogy between heat and menstruation, 

an analogy or even identity which may be said to be accepted now by most 

careful investigators.[106] 

 

If it is, perhaps, somewhat excessive to declare, with Johnstone, that 

"woman is the only animal in which rut is omnipresent," we must admit that 

the two groups of phenomena merge into or replace each other, that their 

object is identical, that they involve similar psychic conditions. Here, 

also, we see a striking example of the way in which women preserve a 

primitive phenomenon which earlier in the zooelogical series was common to 

both sexes, but which man has now lost. Heat and menstruation, with 

whatever difference of detail, are practically the same phenomenon. We 

cannot understand menstruation unless we bear this in mind. 

 

On the psychic side the chief normal and primitive characteristic of the 


Page 4 from 7:  Back   1   2   3  [4]  5   6   7   Forward 
    Adult sex teen movie free teen.