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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

(April) climax, and another still higher, late autumn (December) 

climax. A very interesting point is the general resemblance of 

the ecbolic curves to the Indian conception-curves as set forth 

by Hill (_ante_ p. 140). The conception-curve is at its lowest 

point in September, and at its highest point in December-January, 

and this ecbolic curve follows it, except that both the minimum 

and the maximum are reached a little earlier. When compared with 

the English annual ecbolic curves (W.K. and Perry-Coste), both 

spring and autumn maxima fall rather later, but all agree in 

representing the autumn rise as the chief climax. 

 

The annual curve of A.N. (_ante_ p. 117), who lives in Indiana, 

U.S.A., also covers four years. It presents the usual spring 

(May-June, in this case) and autumn (September-October) climaxes. 

The exact monthly results, summated for the four years, are given 

below; in order to allow for the irregular lengths of the months, 

I have reduced them to daily averages, for convenience treating 

the four years as one year:-- 

 

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. 

13 9 13 20 23 22 20 20 21 23 9 16 

.42 .32 .42 .66 .74 .73 .64 .64 .70 .74 .30 .52 

 

In his book on _Adolescence_, Stanley Hall refers to three 

ecbolic records in his possession, all made by men who were 

doctors of philosophy, and all considering themselves normal. The 

best of these records made by "a virtuous, active and able man," 

covered nearly eight years. Stanley Hall thus summarizes the 

records, which are not presented in detail: "The best of these 

records averages about three and a half such experiences per 

month, the most frequent being 5.14 for July, and the least 

frequent 2.28, for September, for all the years taken together. 

There appears also a slight rise in April, and another in 

November, with a fall in December." The frequency varies in the 

different individuals. There was no tendency to a monthly cycle. 

In the best case, the minimum number for the year was 

thirty-seven, and the maximum, fifty. Fifty-nine per cent. of all 

were at an interval of a week or less; forty per cent. at an 

interval of from one to four days; thirty-four per cent, at an 

interval of from eight to seventeen days, the longest being 

forty-two days. Poor condition, overwork, and undersleep, led to 

infrequency. Early morning was the most common time. Normally 

there was a sense of distinct relief, but in low conditions, or 

with over-frequency, depression. (G.S. Hall, _Adolescence_, vol. 

i, p. 453.) I may add that an anonymous article on "Nocturnal 

Emissions" (_American Journal of Psychology_, Jan., 1904) is 

evidently a fuller presentation of the first of Stanley Hall's 

three cases. It is the history of a healthy, unmarried, chaste 

man, who kept a record of his nocturnal emissions (and their 

accompanying dreams) from the age of thirty to thirty-eight. In 

what American State he lived is not mentioned. He was ignorant of 

the existence of any previous records. The yearly average was 37 

to 50, remaining fairly constant; the monthly average was 3.43. I 

reproduce the total results summated for the months, separately, 

and I have worked out the daily average for each month, for 


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