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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

such cases, these images stand out for a time with the 

distinctness of a cameo, and suggest that the origin of erotic 

fetichisms is largely to be found in sexual dreams. Very rarely 

is there any imagery of the organs themselves, but the tendency 

to irradiation is so strong as to re-enforce the suggestion of so 

many other phenomena in this field, that nature designs this 

experience to be long circuited, and that it may give a peculiar 

ictus to almost any experience. When waking occurs just 

afterward, it seems at least possible that there may be much 

imagery that existed, but failed to be recalled to memory, 

possibly because the flow of psychic impressions was over very 

familiar fields, and this, therefore, was forgotten, while any 

eruption into new or unwonted channels, stood out with 

distinctness. All these psychic phenomena, although very 

characteristic of man in his prime, are not so of the dreams of 

dawning puberty, which are far more vivid." (G. Stanley Hall, 

_Adolescence_, vol. i, p. 455.) 

 

I may, further, quote the experience of an anonymous 

contributor--a healthy and chaste man between 30 and 38 years of 

age--to the _American Journal of Psychology_ ("Nocturnal 

Emissions," Jan., 1904): "Legs and breasts often figured 

prominently in these dreams, the other sexual parts, however, 

very seldom, and then they turned out to be male organs in most 

cases. There were but two instances of copulation dreamt. Girls 

and young women were the, usual _dramatis personae_, and, 

curiously enough, often the aggressors. Sometimes the face or 

faces were well known; sometimes, only once seen; sometimes, 

entirely unknown. The orgasm occurs at the most erotic part of 

the dream, the physical and psychical running parallel. This most 

erotic or suggestive part of the dream was very often quite an 

innocent looking incident enough. As, for example: while passing 

a strange young woman, overtaken on the street, she calls after 

me some question. At first, I pay no heed, but when she calls 

again, I hesitate whether to turn back and answer or 

not--emission. Again, walking beside a young woman, she said, 

'Shall I take your arm?' I offered it, and she took it, entwining 

her arm around it, and raising it high--emission. I could feel 

stronger erection as she asked the question. Sometimes, a word 

was enough; sometimes, a gesture. Once emission took place on my 

noticing the young woman's diminished finger-nails. Another 

example of fetichism was my being curiously attracted in a dream 

by the pretty embroidered figure on a little girl's dress. As an 

illustration of the strange metamorphoses that occur in dreams, I 

one night, in my dream (I had been observing partridges in the 

summer) fell in love with a partridge, which changed under my 

caresses to a beautiful girl, who yet retained an indescribable 

wild-bird innocence, grace, and charm--a sort of Undina!" 

 

These experiences may be regarded as fairly typical of the erotic 

dreams of healthy and chaste young men. The bird, for instance, 

that changes into a woman while retaining some elements of the 

bird, has been encountered in erotic dreams by other young men. 

It is indeed remarkable that, as De Gubernatis observes, "the 

bird is a well-known phallic symbol," while Maeder finds 


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