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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

assault, securing his conviction--obtained the opinions of various 

American alienists as to the frequency with which such dreams in unstable 

mental subjects lead to delusions and criminal accusations. Dercum, H.C. 

Wood, and Rohe had not personally met with such cases; Burr believed that 

there was strong evidence "that a sexual dream may be so vivid as to make 

the subject believe she has had sexual congress"; Kiernan knew of such 

cases; C.H. Hughes, in persons with every appearance of sanity, had known 

the erotic dreams of the night to become the erotic delusions of the day, 

the patient protesting violently the truth of her story; while Hersman 

reports the case[242] of a young lady in an asylum who had nightly 

delusions that a medical officer visited her every night, and had to do 

with her, coming up the hot-air flue. I am acquainted with a similar case 

in a clever, but highly neurotic, young woman, who writes: "For years I 

have been trying to stamp out my passional nature, and was beginning to 

succeed when a strange thing happened to me last autumn. One night, as I 

lay in bed, I felt an influence so powerful that a man seemed present with 

me. I crimsoned with shame and wonder. I remember that I lay upon my back, 

and marveled when the spell had passed. The influence, I was assured, came 

from a priest whom I believed in and admired above everyone in the world. 

I had never dreamed of love in connection with him, because I always 

thought him so far above me. The influence has been upon me ever 

since--sometimes by day and nearly always by night; from it I generally go 

into a deep sleep, which lasts until morning. I am always much refreshed 

when I awake. This influence has the best effect upon my life that 

anything has ever had as regards health and mind. It is the knowledge that 

I am loved _fittingly_ that makes me so indifferent to my future. What 

worries me is that I sometimes wonder if I suffer from a nervous disorder 

merely." The subject thus seemed to regard these occurrences as 

objectively caused, but was sufficiently sane to wonder whether her 

experiences were not due to mental disorder.[243] 

 

The tendency of the auto-erotic phenomena of sleep to be manifested with 

such energy as to flow over into the waking life and influence conscious 

emotion and action, while very well marked in normal and healthy women, is 

seen to an exaggerated extent in hysterical women, in whom it has, 

therefore, chiefly been studied. Sante de Sanctis, who has investigated 

the dreams of many classes of people, remarks on the frequently sexual 

character of the dreams of hysterical women, and the repercussion of such 

dreams on the waking life of the following day; he gives a typical case of 

hysterical erotic dreaming in an uneducated servant-girl of 23, in whom 

such dreams occur usually a few days before the menstrual period; her 

dreams, especially if erotic, make an enormous impression on her; in the 

morning she is bad-tempered if they were unpleasant, while she feels 

lascivious and gives herself up to masturbation if she has had erotic 

dreams of men; she then has a feeling of pleasure throughout the day, and 

her sexual organs are bathed with moisture.[244] Pitres and Gilles de la 

Tourette, two of Charcot's most distinguished pupils, in their elaborate 

works on hysteria, both consider that dreams generally have a great 

influence on the waking life of the hysterical, and they deal with the 

special influence of erotic dreams, to which, doubtless, we must refer 


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