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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

one of these admitted that he yielded, 69 of them to a considerable 

extent. This is a proportion of at least 56 per cent., the real proportion 

being doubtless larger, since no question had been asked as to sexual 

offenses; 75 practiced masturbation after conversion, and 24 after they 

had decided to become ministers; only 66 mentioned sexual intercourse as 

their chief temptation; but altogether sexual temptations outnumbered all 

others together.[294] Moraglia, who made inquiry of 200 women of the lower 

class in Italy, found that 120 acknowledged either that they still 

masturbate or that they had done so during a long period.[295] Gualino 

found that 23 per cent. men of the professional classes in North Italy 

masturbate about puberty; no account was taken of those who began later. 

"Here in Switzerland," a correspondent writes, "I have had occasion to 

learn from adult men, whom I can trust, that they have reached the age of 

twenty-five, or over, without sexual congress. '_Wir haben nicht dieses 

Beduerfniss_,' is what they say. But I believe that, in the case of the 

Swiss mountaineers, moderate onanism is practiced, as a rule." In hot 

countries the same habits are found at a more precocious age. In 

Venezuela, for instance, among the Spanish creoles, Ernst found that in 

all classes boys and girls are infested with the vice of onanism. They 

learn it early, in the very beginning of life, from their wet-nurses, 

generally low Mulatto women, and many reasons help to foster the habit; 

the young men are often dissipated and the young women often remain 

single.[296] Niceforo, who shows a special knowledge of the working-girl 

class at Rome, states that in many milliners' and dressmakers' workrooms, 

where young girls are employed, it frequently happens that during the 

hottest hours of the day, between twelve and two, when the mistress or 

forewoman is asleep, all the girls without exception give themselves up to 

masturbation.[297] In France a country _cure_ assured Debreyne that among 

the little girls who come up for their first communion, 11 out of 12 were 

given to masturbation.[298] The medical officer of a Prussian reformatory 

told Rohleder that nearly all the inmates over the age of puberty 

masturbated. Stanley Hall knew a reform school in America where 

masturbation was practiced without exception, and he who could practice 

it oftenest was regarded with hero-worship.[299] Ferriani, who has made an 

elaborate study of youthful criminality in Italy, states that even if all 

boys and girls among the general population do not masturbate, it is 

certainly so among those who have a tendency to crime. Among 458 adult 

male criminals, Marro (as he states in his _Caratteri dei Delinquenti_) 

found that only 72 denied masturbation, while 386 had practiced it from an 

early age, 140 of them before the age of thirteen. Among 30 criminal women 

Moraglia found that 24 acknowledged the practice, at all events in early 

youth (8 of them before the age of 10, a precocity accompanied by average 

precocity in menstruation), while he suspected that most of the remainder 

were not unfamiliar with the practice. Among prostitutes of whatever class 

or position Moraglia found masturbation (though it must be pointed out 

that he does not appear to distinguish masturbation very clearly from 

homosexual practices) to be universal; in one group of 50 prostitutes 

everyone had practiced masturbation at some period; 28 began between the 


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