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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

Theologie Morale_, pp. 100-149.) 

 

[234] _Memoirs_, translated by Bendyshe, p. 182. 

 

[235] _Sexual Impotence_, p. 137. 

 

[236] _L'Hygiene Sexuelle_, p. 169. 

 

[237] _Sexualleben und Nervenleiden_, p. 164. 

 

[238] I may here refer to the curious opinion expressed by Dr. Elizabeth 

Blackwell, that, while the sexual impulse in man is usually relieved by 

seminal emissions during sleep, in women it is relieved by the occurrence 

of menstruation. This latter statement is flagrantly at variance with the 

facts; but it may perhaps be quoted in support of the view expressed above 

as to the comparative rarity of sexual excitement during sleep in young 

girls. 

 

[239] Loewenfeld has recently expressed the same opinion. Rohleder believes 

that pollutions are physically impossible in a _real_ virgin, but that 

opinion is too extreme. 

 

[240] It may be added that in more or less neurotic women and girls, 

erotic dreams may be very frequent and depressing. Thus, J.M. Fothergill 

(_West-Riding Asylum Report_, 1876, vol. vi) remarks: "These dreams are 

much more frequent than is ordinarily thought, and are the cause of a 

great deal of nervous depression among women. Women of a highly-nervous 

diathesis suffer much more from these drains than robust women. Not only 

are these involuntary orgasms more frequent among such women, but they 

cause more disturbance of the general health in them than in other women." 

 

[241] I may remark here that a Russian correspondent considers that I have 

greatly underestimated the frequency of erotic manifestations during sleep 

in young girls. "All the women I have interrogated on this point," he 

informs me, "say that they have had such pollutions from the time of 

puberty, or even earlier, accompanied by erotic dreams. I have put the 

question to some twenty or thirty women. It is true that they were of 

southern race (Italian, Spanish, and French), and I believe that 

Southerners are, in this matter, franker than northern women, who consider 

the activity of the flesh as shameful, and seek to conceal it." My 

correspondent makes no reference to the chief point of sexual difference, 

so far as my observation goes, which is that erotic dreams are 

comparatively rare in those women "_who have yet had no sort of sexual 

experience in waking life_." Whether or not this is correct, I do not 

question the frequency of erotic dreams in girls who have had such 

experience. 

 

[242] C.C. Hersman, "Medico-legal Aspects of Eroto-Choreic Insanities," 

_Alienist and Neurologist_, July, 1897. I may mention that Pitres (_Lecons 

cliniques sur l'Hysterie_, vol. ii, p. 34) records the almost identical 

case of a hysterical girl in one of his wards, who was at first grateful 

to the clinical clerk to whom her case was intrusted, but afterward 

changed her behavior, accused him of coming nightly through the window, 

lying beside her, caressing her, and then exerting violent coitus three or 

four times in succession, until she was utterly exhausted. I may here 

refer to the tendency to erotic excitement in women under the influence of 

chloroform and nitrous oxide, a tendency rarely or never noted in men, and 

of the frequency with which the phenomenon is attributed by the subject to 

actual assault. See H. Ellis, _Man and Woman_, pp. 269-274. 

 

[243] In Australia, some years ago, a man was charged with rape, found 

guilty of "attempt," and sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment, on 

the accusation of a girl of 13, who subsequently confessed that the charge 


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