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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

without their permission, and could inflict fines or even death. 

On this account, the women's bathing place is a safe and favorite 

spot for a secret rendezvous. Fortunately a lady's toilet lasts 

but a short time in this island." (Carl Semper, _Die 

Palau-Inseln_, 1873, p. 68.) 

 

Among the Western Tribes of Torres Strait, Haddon states, "the 

men were formerly nude, and the women wore only a leaf petticoat, 

but I gather that they were a decent people; now both sexes are 

prudish. A man would never go nude before me. The women would 

never voluntarily expose their breasts to white men's gaze; this 

applies to quite young girls, less so to old women. Amongst 

themselves they are, of course, much less particular, but I 

believe they are becoming more so.... Formerly, I imagine, there 

was no restraint in speech; now there is a great deal of prudery; 

for instance, the men were always much ashamed when I asked for 

the name of the sexual parts of a woman." (A.C. Haddon, 

"Ethnography of the Western Tribes of Torres Straits," _Journal 

of the Anthropological Institute_, 1890, p. 336.) After a 

subsequent expedition to the same region, the author reiterates 

his observations as to the "ridiculously prudish manner" of the 

men, attributable to missionary influence during the past thirty 

years, and notes that even the children are affected by it. "At 

Mabuiag, some small children were paddling in the water, and a 

boy of about ten years of age reprimanded a little girl of five 

or six years because she held up her dress too high." (_Reports 

of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits_, 

vol. v, p. 272.) 

 

"Although the women of New Guinea," Vahness says, "are very 

slightly clothed, they are by no means lacking in a 

well-developed sense of decorum. If they notice, for instance, 

that any one is paying special attention to their nakedness, they 

become ashamed and turn round." When a woman had to climb the 

fence to enter the wild-pig enclosure, she would never do it in 

Vahness's presence. (_Zeitschrift fuer Ethnologie_, Verhdlgen., 

1900, Heft 5, p. 415.) 

 

In Australia "the feeling of decency is decidedly less prevalent 

among males than females;" the clothed females retire out of 

sight to bathe. (Curr, _Australian Race_.) 

 

"Except for waist-bands, forehead-bands, necklets, and armlets, 

and a conventional pubic tassel, shell, or, in the case of the 

women, a small apron, the Central Australian native is naked. The 

pubic tassel is a diminutive structure, about the size of a 

five-shilling piece, made of a few short strands of fur-strings 

flattened out into a fan-shape and attached to the pubic hair. As 

the string, especially at _corrobboree_ times, is covered with 

white kaolin or gypsum, it serves as a decoration rather than a 

covering. Among the Arunta and Luritcha the women usually wear 

nothing, but further north, a small apron is made and worn." 

(Baldwin Spencer and Gillen, _Native Tribes of Central 

Australia_, p. 572.) 

Of the Central Australians Stirling says: "No sense of shame of 

exposure was exhibited by the men on removal of the diminutive 

articles worn as conventional coverings; they were taken off 

_coram populo_, and bartered without hesitation. On the other 

hand, some little persuasion was necessary to allow inspection of 


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