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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

expression in real life. It is, of course, fostered by sexual abstinence; 

hence its frequency in young women. Most usually there is little attempt 

to realize it. It does not necessarily lead to masturbation, though it 

often causes some sexual congestion or even spontaneous sexual orgasm. The 

day-dream is a strictly private and intimate experience, not only from its 

very nature, but also because it occurs in images which the subject finds 

great difficulty in translating into language, even when willing to do so. 

In other cases it is elaborately dramatic or romantic in character, the 

hero or heroine passing through many experiences before attaining the 

erotic climax of the story. This climax tends to develop in harmony with 

the subject's growing knowledge or experience; at first, merely a kiss, it 

may develop into any refinement of voluptuous gratification. The day-dream 

may occur either in normal or abnormal persons. Rousseau, in his 

_Confessions_, describes such dreams, in his case combined with masochism 

and masturbation. A distinguished American novelist, Hamlin Garland, has 

admirably described in _Rose of Dutcher's Coolly_ the part played in the 

erotic day-dreams of a healthy normal girl at adolescence by a 

circus-rider, seen on the first visit to a circus, and becoming a majestic 

ideal to dominate the girl's thoughts for many years.[228] 

Raffalovich[229] describes the process by which in sexual inverts the 

vision of a person of the same sex, perhaps seen in the streets or the 

theatre, is evoked in solitary reveries, producing a kind of "psychic 

onanism," whether or not it leads on to physical manifestations. 

 

Although day-dreaming of this kind has at present been very little 

studied, since it loves solitude and secrecy, and has never been counted 

of sufficient interest for scientific inquisition, it is really a process 

of considerable importance, and occupies a large part of the auto-erotic 

field. It is frequently cultivated by refined and imaginative young men 

and women who lead a chaste life and would often be repelled by 

masturbation. In such persons, under such circumstances, it must be 

considered as strictly normal, the inevitable outcome of the play of the 

sexual impulse. No doubt it may often become morbid, and is never a 

healthy process when indulged in to excess, as it is liable to be by 

refined young people with artistic impulses, to whom it is in the highest 

degree seductive and insidious.[230] As we have seen, however, 

day-dreaming is far from always colored by sexual emotion; yet it is a 

significant indication of its really sexual origin that, as I have been 

informed by persons of both sexes, even in these apparently non-sexual 

cases it frequently ceases altogether on marriage. 

 

Even when we have eliminated all these forms of auto-erotic activity, 

however refined, in which the subject takes a voluntary part, we have 

still left unexplored an important portion of the auto-erotic field, a 

portion which many people are alone inclined to consider normal: sexual 

orgasm during sleep. That under conditions of sexual abstinence in healthy 

individuals there must inevitably be some auto-erotic manifestations 

during waking life, a careful study of the facts compels us to believe. 

There can be no doubt, also, that, under the same conditions, the 

occurrence of the complete orgasm during sleep with, in men, seminal 

emissions, is altogether normal. Even Zeus himself, as Pausanias has 


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