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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

special instrument for extracting hair-pins from the female bladder, as, 

indeed, Italian and French surgeons have also done. In France, Denuce, of 

Bordeaux, came to the conclusion that hair-pin in the bladder is the 

commonest result of masturbation as known to the surgeon. In England cases 

are constantly being recorded. Lawson Tait, stating that most cases of 

stone in the bladder in women are due to the introduction of a foreign 

body, very often a hair-pin, adds: "I have removed hair-pins encrusted 

with phosphates from ten different female bladders, and not one of the 

owners of these bladders would give any account of the incident."[199] 

Stokes, again, records that during four years he had four cases of 

hair-pin in the female urethra.[200] In New York one physician met with 

four cases in a short experience.[201] In Switzerland Professor Reverdin 

had a precisely similar experience.[202] 

 

There is, however, another class of material objects, widely employed for 

producing physical auto-erotism, which in the nature of things never 

reaches the surgeon. I refer to the effects that, naturally or 

unnaturally, may be produced by many of the objects and implements of 

daily life that do not normally come in direct contact with the sexual 

organs. Children sometimes, even when scarcely more than infants, produce 

sexual excitement by friction against the corner of a chair or other piece 

of furniture, and women sometimes do the same.[203] Guttceit, in Russia, 

knew women who made a large knot in their chemises to rub against, and 

mentions a woman who would sit on her naked heel and rub it against her. 

Girls in France, I am informed, are fond of riding on the 

_chevaux-de-bois_, or hobby-horses, because of the sexual excitement thus 

aroused; and that the sexual emotions play a part in the fascination 

exerted by this form of amusement everywhere is indicated by the ecstatic 

faces of its devotees.[204] At the temples in some parts of Central India, 

I am told, swings are hung up in pairs, men and women swinging in these 

until sexually excited; during the months when the men in these districts 

have to be away from home the girls put up swings to console themselves 

for the loss of their husbands. 

 

It is interesting to observe the very wide prevalence of 

swinging, often of a religious or magic character, and the 

evident sexual significance underlying it, although this is not 

always clearly brought out. Groos, discussing the frequency of 

swinging (_Die Spiele der Menschen_, p. 114) refers, for 

instance, to the custom of the Gilbert Islanders for a young man 

to swing a girl from a coco palm, and then to cling on and swing 

with her. In ancient Greece, women and grown-up girls were fond 

of see-saws and swings. The Athenians had, indeed, a swinging 

festival (Athenaeus, Bk. XIV, Ch. X). Songs of a voluptuous 

character, we gather from Athenaeus, were sung by the women at 

this festival. J.G. Frazer (_The Golden Bough_, vol. ii, note A, 

"Swinging as a Magical Rite") discusses the question, and brings 

forward instances in which men, or, especially, women swing. "The 

notion seems to be," he states, "that the ceremony promotes 

fertility, whether in the vegetable or in the animal kingdom; 

though why it should be supposed to do so, I confess myself 

unable to explain" (loc. cit., p. 450). The explanation seems, 


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