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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

aid of a planchette, the varying liability to automatic movements among 

normal individuals. Nearly one hundred students were submitted to 

experiment. It was found that automatic responses could be obtained in two 

sittings from all but a small proportion of the students of both sexes, 

but that there were two types of individual who showed a special aptitude. 

One type (probably showing the embryonic form of neurasthenia) was a 

nervous, high-strung, imaginative type, not easily influenced from 

without, and not so much suggestible as autosuggestible. The other type, 

which is significant from our present point of view, is thus described by 

Miss Stein: "In general the individuals, often blonde and pale, are 

distinctly phlegmatic. If emotional, decidedly of the weakest, sentimental 

order. They may be either large, healthy, rather heavy, and lacking in 

vigor or they may be what we call anaemic and phlegmatic. Their power of 

concentrated attention is very small. They describe themselves as never 

being held by their work; they say that their minds wander easily; that 

they work on after they are tired, and just keep pegging away. They are 

very apt to have premonitory conversations, they anticipate the words of 

their friends, they imagine whole conversations that afterward come true. 

The feeling of having been there is very common with them; that is, they 

feel under given circumstances that they have had that identical 

experience before in all its details. They are often fatalistic in their 

ideas. They indulge in day-dreams. As a rule, they are highly 

suggestible."[283] 

 

There we have a picture of the physical constitution and psychic 

temperament on which the classical symptoms of hysteria might easily be 

built up.[284] But these persons were ordinary students, and while a few 

of their characteristics are what is commonly and vaguely called "morbid," 

on the whole they must be regarded as ordinarily healthy individuals. They 

have the congenital constitution and predisposition on which some severe 

psychic lesion at the "psychological moment" might develop the most 

definite and obstinate symptoms of hysteria, but under favorable 

circumstances they will be ordinary men and women, of no more than 

ordinary abnormality or ordinary power. They are among the many who have 

been called to hysteria at birth; they may never be among the few who are 

chosen. 

 

We may have to recognize that on the side of the sexual emotions, as well 

as in general constitution, a condition may be traced among normal persons 

that is hysteroid in character, and serves as the healthy counterpart of a 

condition which in hysteria is morbid. In women such a condition Has been 

traced (though misnamed) by Dr. King.[285] 

 

Dr. King describes what he calls "sexual hysteria in women," 

which he considers a chief variety of hysteria. He adds, however, 

that it is not strictly a disease, but simply an automatic 

reaction of the reproductive system, which tends to become 

abnormal under conditions of civilization, and to be perpetuated 

in a morbid form. In this condition he finds twelve characters: 

1. Time of life, usually between puberty and climacteric. 2. 

Attacks rarely occur when subject is alone. 3. Subject appears 

unconscious, but is not really so. 4. She is instinctively 

ashamed afterward. 5. It occurs usually in single women, or in 

those, single or married, whose sexual needs are unsatisfied. 6. 


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