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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

those conceptions of _incubi_ and _succubi_ which played so vast and so 

important a part in the demonology of the Middle Ages, and while not 

unknown in men were most frequent in women. Such erotic dreams--as these 

observers, confirming the experience of old writers, have found among the 

hysterical to-day--are by no means always, or even usually, of a 

pleasurable character. "It is very rare," Pitres remarks, when insisting 

on the sexual character of the hallucinations of the hysterical, "for 

these erotic hallucinations to be accompanied by agreeable voluptuous 

sensations. In most cases the illusion of sexual intercourse even provokes 

acute pain. The witches of old times nearly all affirmed that in their 

relations with the devil they suffered greatly.[245] They said that his 

organ was long and rough and pointed, with scales which lifted on 

withdrawal and tore the vagina." (It seems probable, I may remark, that 

the witches' representations, both of the devil and of sexual intercourse, 

were largely influenced by familiarity with the coupling of animals). As 

Gilles de la Tourette is careful to warn his readers, we must not too 

hastily assume, from the prevalence of nocturnal auto-erotic phenomena in 

hysterical women, that such women are necessarily sexual and libidinous in 

excess; the disorder is in them psychic, he points out, and not physical, 

and they usually receive sexual approaches with indifference and 

repugnance, because their sexual centres are anaesthetic or hyperaesthetic. 

"During the period of sexual activity they seek much more the care and 

delicate attention of men than the genital act, which they often only 

tolerate. Many households, begun under the happiest auspices--the bride 

all the more apt to believe that she loves her betrothed in virtue of her 

suggestibility, easily exalted, perhaps at the expense of the 

senses--become hells on earth. The sexual act has for the hysterical woman 

more than one disillusion; she cannot understand it; it inspires her with 

insurmountable repugnance."[246] I refer to these hysterical phenomena 

because they present to us, in an extreme form, facts which are common 

among women whom, under the artificial conditions of civilized life, we 

are compelled to regard as ordinarily healthy and normal. The frequent 

painfulness of auto-erotic phenomena is by no means an exclusively 

hysterical phenomenon, although often seen in a heightened form in 

hysterical conditions. It is probably to some extent simply the result of 

a conflict in consciousness with a merely physical impulse which is strong 

enough to assert itself in spite of the emotional and intellectual 

abhorrence of the subject. It is thus but an extreme form of the disgust 

which all sexual physical manifestations tend to inspire in a person who 

is not inclined to respond to them. Somewhat similar psychic disgust and 

physical pain are produced in the attempts to stimulate the sexual 

emotions and organs when these are exhausted by exercise. In the detailed 

history which Moll presents, of the sexual experiences of a sister in an 

American nursing guild,--a most instructive history of a woman fairly 

normal except for the results of repressed sexual emotion, and with strong 

moral tendencies,--various episodes are narrated well illustrating the way 

in which sexual excitement becomes unpleasant or even painful when it 

takes place as a physical reflex which the emotions and intellect are all 


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