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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

especially of limbs. "The whole subject," he adds, "is a singular 

phase of psychology, and it is not all morbid psychology, either. 

It is closely allied to that aesthetic sense which admires the 

nude in art." 

 

Fere (_L'Instinct Sexuel_, 2d ed., p. 271) mentions a woman who 

experienced sexual excitement in kissing her own hand. Naecke knew 

a woman in an asylum who, during periodical fits of excitement, 

would kiss her own arms and hands, at the same time looking like 

a person in love. He also knew a young man with dementia praecox? 

who would kiss his own image ("Der Kuss bei Geisteskranken," 

_Allgemeine Zeitschrift fuer Psychiatrie_, Bd. LXIII, p. 127). 

Moll refers to a young homosexual lawyer, who experienced great 

pleasure in gazing at himself in a mirror (_Kontraere 

Sexualempfindung_, 3d ed., p. 228), and mentions another inverted 

man, an admirer of the nates of men, who, chancing to observe his 

own nates in a mirror, when changing his shirt, was struck by 

their beauty, and subsequently found pleasure in admiring them 

(_Libido Sexualis_, Bd. I, Theil I, p. 60). Krafft-Ebing knew a 

man who masturbated before a mirror, imagining, at the same time, 

how much better a real lover would be. 

 

The best-observed cases of Narcissism have, however, been 

recorded by Rohleder, who confers upon this condition the 

ponderous name of automonosexualism, and believes that it has not 

been previously observed (H. Rohleder, _Der Automonosexualismus_, 

being Heft 225 of _Berliner Klinik_, March, 1907). In the two 

cases investigated by Rohleder, both men, there was sexual 

excitement in the contemplation of the individual's own body, 

actually or in a mirror, with little or no sexual attraction to 

other persons. Rohleder is inclined to regard the condition as 

due to a congenital defect in the "sexual centre" of the brain. 

 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

[176] All the above groups of phenomena are dealt with in other volumes of 

these _Studies_: the manifestations of normal sexual excitement, in vols. 

iii, iv, and v; homosexuality, in vol. ii, and erotic fetichism, in vol. 

v. 

 

[177] See Appendix C. 

 

[178] Letamendi, of Madrid, has suggested "_auto-erastia_" to cover what 

is probably much the same field. In the beginning of the nineteenth 

century, Hufeland, in his _Makrobiotic_, invented the term "_geistige 

Onanie_," to express the filling and heating of the imagination with 

voluptuous images, without unchastity of body; and in 1844, Kaan, in his 

_Psychopathia Sexualis_, used, but did not invent, the term "_onania 

psychica_." Gustav Jaeger, in his _Entdeckung der Seele_, proposed 

"monosexual idiosyncrasy," to indicate the most animal forms of 

masturbation taking place without any correlative imaginative element, a 

condition illustrated by cases given in Moll's _Untersuchungen ueber die 

Libido Sexualis_, Bd. I, pp. 13 et seq. Dr. Laupts (a pseudonym for the 

accomplished psychologist, Dr. Saint-Paul) uses the term _autophilie_, for 

solitary vice. (_Perversion et Perversite Sexuelles_, 1896, p. 337.) But 

all these terms only cover a portion of the field. 

 

[179] H. Northcote, _Christianity and Sex Problems_, p. 231. 

 

[180] Rosse observed two elephants procuring erection by entwining their 

proboscides, the act being completed by one elephant opening his mouth and 


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