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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

sexual desire, though ultimately founded on the sexual apparatus, is a 

nervous and psychic fact, to put the sexual organs out of count was not 

sufficient; for the sexual emotions may exist before puberty, and persist 

after complete removal of the sexual organs. Thus it has been the object 

of many writers to repel the idea that unsatisfied sexual desire can be a 

cause of hysteria. Briquet pointed out that hysteria is rare among nuns 

and frequent among prostitutes. Krafft-Ebing believed that most 

hysterical women are not anxious for sexual satisfaction, and declared 

that "hysteria caused through the non-satisfaction of the coarse sensual 

sexual impulse I have never seen,"[268] while Pitres and others refer to 

the frequently painful nature of sexual hallucinations in the hysterical. 

But it soon becomes obvious that the psychic sexual sphere is not confined 

to the gratification of conscious physical sexual desire. It is not true 

that hysteria is rare among nuns, some of the most tremendous epidemics of 

hysteria, and the most carefully studied, having occurred in 

convents,[269] while the hysterical phenomena sometimes associated with 

revivals are well known. The supposed prevalence among prostitutes would 

not be evidence against the sexual relationships of hysteria; it has, 

however, been denied, even by so great an authority as Parent-Duchatelet 

who found it very rare, even in prostitutes in hospitals, when it was 

often associated with masturbation; in prostitutes, however, who returned 

to a respectable life, giving up their old habits, he found hysteria 

common and severe.[270] The frequent absence of physical sexual feeling, 

again, may quite reasonably be taken as evidence of a disorder of the 

sexual emotions, while the undoubted fact that sexual intercourse usually 

has little beneficial effect on pronounced hysteria, and that sexual 

excitement during sleep and sexual hallucinations are often painful in 

the same condition, is far from showing that injury or repression of the 

sexual emotions had nothing to do with the production of the hysteria. It 

would be as reasonable to argue that the evil effect of a heavy meal on a 

starving man must be taken as evidence that he was not suffering from 

starvation. The fact, indeed, on which Gilles de la Tourette and others 

have remarked, that the hysterical often desire not so much sexual 

intercourse as simple affection, would tend to show that there is here a 

real analogy, and that starvation or lesion of the sexual emotions may 

produce, like bodily starvation, a rejection of those satisfactions which 

are demanded in health. Thus, even a mainly _a priori_ examination of the 

matter may lead us to see that many arguments brought forward in favor of 

Charcot's position on this point fall to the ground when we realize that 

the sexual emotions may constitute a highly complex sphere, often hidden 

from observation, sometimes not conscious at all, and liable to many 

lesions besides that due to the non-satisfaction of sexual desire. At the 

same time we are not thus enabled to overthrow any of the positive results 

attained by Charcot and his school. 


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