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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

however, not far to seek, in view of the facts quoted above, and 

Frazer himself refers to the voluptuous character of the songs 

sometimes sung. 

 

 

Even apart from actual swinging of the whole body, a swinging 

movement may suffice to arouse sexual excitement, and may,--at 

all events, in women,--constitute an essential part of methods of 

attaining solitary sexual gratification. Kiernan thus describes 

the habitual auto-erotic procedure of a young American woman: 

"The patient knelt before a chair, let her elbows drop on its 

seat, grasping the arms with a firm grip, then commenced a 

swinging, writhing motion, seeming to fix her pelvis, and moving 

her trunk and limbs. The muscles were rigid, the face took on a 

passionate expression; the features were contorted, the eyes 

rolled, the teeth were set, and the lips compressed, while the 

cheeks were purple. The condition bore a striking resemblance to 

the passional stage of grand hysteria. The reveling took only a 

moment to commence, but lasted a long time. Swaying induced a 

pleasurable sensation, accompanied with a feeling of suction upon 

the clitoris. Almost immediately after, a sensation of bursting, 

caused by discharge from the vulvo-vaginal glands, occurs, 

followed by a rapture prolonged for an indefinite time." The 

accompanying sexual imagery is so vivid as almost to become 

hallucinatory. (J.G. Kiernan, "Sex Transformation and Psychic 

Impotence," _American Journal of Dermatology_, vol. ix, No. 2.) 

 

Somewhat similarly sensations of sexual character are sometimes 

experienced by boys when climbing up a pole. It is not even necessary that 

there should be direct external contact with the sexual organs, and Howe 

states that gymnastic swinging poles around which boys swing while 

supporting the whole weight on the hands, may suffice to produce sexual 

excitement. 

 

Several writers have pointed out that riding, especially in women, may 

produce sexual excitement and orgasm.[205] It is well-known, also, that 

both in men and women the vibratory motion of a railway-train frequently 

produces a certain degree of sexual excitement, especially when sitting 

forward. Such excitement may remain latent and not become specifically 

sexual.[206] I am not aware that this quality of railway traveling has 

ever been fostered as a sexual perversion, but the sewing-machine has 

attracted considerable attention on account of its influence in exciting 

auto-erotic manifestations. The early type of sewing-machine, especially, 

was of very heavy character and involved much up and down movement of the 

legs; Langdon Down pointed out many years ago that this frequently 

produced great sexual erethism which led to masturbation.[207] According 

to one French authority, it is a well-recognized fact that to work a 

sewing-machine with the body in a certain position produces sexual 

excitement leading to the orgasm. The occurrence of the orgasm is 

indicated to the observer by the machine being worked for a few seconds 

with uncontrollable rapidity. This sound is said to be frequently heard in 

large French workrooms, and it is part of the duty of the superintendents 

of the rooms to make the girls sit properly.[208] 

 

"During a visit which I once paid to a manufactory of military 

clothing," Pouillet writes, "I witnessed the following scene. In 

the midst of the uniform sound produced by some thirty 


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