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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

among the Indians of North and South America, spring is the most usual 

season, while in Africa the yam harvest of autumn is the season chiefly 

selected. There are, of course, numerous exceptions to this rule, and it 

is common to find both seasons observed. Taking, indeed, a broad view of 

festivals throughout the world, we may say that there are four seasons 

when they are held: the winter solstice, when the days begin to lengthen 

and primitive man rejoices in the lengthening and seeks to assist it;[130] 

the vernal equinox, the period of germination and the return of life; the 

summer solstice, when the sun reaches its height; and autumn, the period 

of fruition, of thankfulness, and of repose. But it is rarely that we find 

a people seriously celebrating more than two of these festival seasons. 

 

In Australia, according to Mueller as quoted by Ploss and Bartels, marriage 

and conception take place during the warm season, when there is greatest 

abundance of food, and to some extent is even confined to that period. 

Oldfield and others state that the Australian erotic festivals take place 

only in spring. Among some tribes, Mueller adds, such as the Watschandis, 

conception is inaugurated by a festival called _kaaro_, which takes place 

in the warm season at the first new moon after the yams are ripe. The 

leading feature of this festival is a moonlight dance, representing the 

sexual act symbolically. With their spears, regarded as the symbols of the 

male organ, the men attack bushes, which represent the female organs. 

They thus work themselves up to a state of extreme sexual excitement.[131] 

Among the Papuans of New Guinea, also, according to Miklucho-Macleay, 

conceptions chiefly occur at the end of harvest, and Guise describes the 

great annual festival of the year which takes place at the time of the yam 

and banana harvest, when the girls undergo a ceremony of initiation and 

marriages are effected.[132] In Central Africa, says Sir H.H. Johnston, in 

his _Central Africa_, sexual orgies are seriously entered into at certain 

seasons of the year, but he neglects to mention what these seasons are. 

The people of New Britain, according to Weisser (as quoted by Ploss and 

Bartels), carefully guard their young girls from the young men. At certain 

times, however, a loud trumpet is blown in the evening, and the girls are 

then allowed to go away into the bush to mix freely with the young men. In 

ancient Peru (according to an account derived from a pastoral letter of 

Archbishop Villagomez of Lima), in December, when the fruit of the 

_paltay_ is ripe, a festival was held, preceded by a five days' fast. 

During the festival, which lasted six days and six nights, men and women 

met together in a state of complete nudity at a certain spot among the 

gardens, and all raced toward a certain hill. Every man who caught up with 

a woman in the race was bound at once to have intercourse with her. 


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