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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

the priestesses, Jastrow remarks: "Among many nations, the mysterious 

aspects of woman's fertility lead to rites that, by a perversion of their 

original import, appear to be obscene. The prostitutes were priestesses 

attached to the Ishtar cult, and who took part in ceremonies intended to 

symbolize fertility." Whether there is any significance in the fact that 

the first two months of the Babylonian year (roughly corresponding to our 

March and April), when we should expect births to be at a maximum, were 

dedicated to Ea and Bel, who, according to varying legends, were the 

creators of man, and that New Year's Day was the festival of Bau, regarded 

as the mother of mankind, I cannot say, but the suggestion may be put 

forward. 

 

[148] _Celtic Heathendom_, p. 421. 

 

[149] Grimm, _Teutonic Mythology_, p. 1465. In England, the November, 

bonfires have become merged into the Guy Fawkes celebrations. In the East, 

the great primitive autumn festivals seem to have fallen somewhat earlier. 

In Babylonia, the seventh month (roughly corresponding to September) was 

specially sacred, though nothing is known of its festivals, and this also 

was the sacred festival month of the Hebrews, and originally of the Arabs. 

In Europe, among the southern Slavs, the Reigen, or Kolo--wild dances by 

girls, adorned with flowers, and with skirts girt high, followed by sexual 

intercourse--take place in autumn, during the nights following harvest 

time. 

 

[150] A. Tille, _Yule and Christmas_, p. 21, etc. 

 

[151] Long before Wargentin, however, Rabelais had shown some interest in 

this question, and had found that there were most christenings in October 

and November, this showing, he pointed out, that the early warmth of 

spring influenced the number of conceptions (_Pantagruel_, liv. v, Ch. 

XXIX). The spring maximum of conceptions is not now so early in France. 

 

[152] Villerme, "De la Distribution par mois des conceptions," _Annales 

d'Hygiene Publique_, tome v, 1831, pp. 55-155. 

 

[153] Sormani, _Giornale di Medicina Militare_, 1870. 

 

[154] Throughout Europe, it may be said, marriages tend to take place 

either in spring or autumn (Oettinger _Moralstatistik_, p. 181, gives 

details). That is to say, that there is a tendency for marriages to take 

place at the season of the great public festivals, during which sexual 

intercourse was prevalent in more primitive times. 

 

[155] Hill, _Nature_, July 12, 1888. 

 

[156] G. Mayr, _Die Gesetzmaessigkeit im Gesellschaftsleben_, 1877, p. 240. 

 

[157] Edward Smith (_Health and Disease_), who attributes this to the 

lessened vitality of offspring at that season. Beukemann also states that 

children born in September have most vitality. 

 

[158] Westermarck has even suggested that the December maximum of 

conceptions may be due to better chance of survival for September 

offspring (_Human Marriage_, Chapter II). It may be noted that though the 

maximum of conceptions is in May, relatively the smallest proportion of 

boys is conceived at that time. (Rauber, _Der Ueberschuss an 

Knabengeburten_, p. 39.) 

 

[159] Krieger found that the great majority of German women investigated 

by him menstruated for the first time in September, October, or November. 

In America, Bowditch states that the first menstruation of country girls 

more often occurs in spring than at any other season. 

 

[160] _Women's Medical Journal_, 1894. 

 

[161] It is, perhaps, worth while noting that the wisdom of the mediaeval 


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