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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

in which a boy of 7, incited by a companion, innocently attempted, at 

intervals during several weeks, to produce erection by friction of the 

penis; no result of any kind followed, although erections occurred 

spontaneously at puberty, with normal sexual feelings.[306] 

 

I am indebted to a correspondent for the following notes:-- 

 

"From my observation during five years at a boarding-school, it 

_seems_ that eight out of ten boys were more or less addicted to 

the practice. But I would not state _positively_ that such was 

the proportion of masturbators among an average of thirty pupils, 

though the habit was very common. I know that in one bedroom, 

sleeping seven boys, the whole number masturbated frequently. The 

act was performed in bed, in the closets, and sometimes in the 

classrooms during lessons. Inquiry among my friends as to onanism 

in the boarding-schools to which they were sent, elicited 

somewhat contradictory answers concerning the frequency of the 

habit. Dr. ----, who went to a French school, told me that _all_ 

the older boys had younger accomplices in mutual masturbation. He 

also spoke with experience of the prevalence of the practice in a 

well-known public school in the west of England. B. said _all_ 

the boys at his school masturbated; G. stated that _most_ of his 

schoolmates were onanists; L. said 'more than half' was the 

proportion. 

 

"At my school, manual masturbation was both solitary and mutual; 

and sometimes younger boys, who had not acquired the habit, were 

induced to manipulate bigger boys. One very precocious boy of 

fifteen always chose a companion of ten 'because his hand was 

like a woman's.' Sometimes boys entered their friend's bed for 

mutual excitement. In after-life they showed no signs of 

inversion. Another boy, aged about fourteen, who had been seduced 

by a servant-girl, embraced the bolster; the pleasurable 

sensations, according to his statement, were heightened by 

imagining that the bolster was a woman. He said that the 

enjoyment of the act was greatly increased during the holidays, 

when he was able to spread a pair of his sister's drawers upon 

the pillow, and so intensify the illusion. 

 

"Before puberty the boys appeared to be more continent than 

afterward. A few of the older and more intelligent masturbators 

regulated the habit, as some married men regulate intercourse. 

The big boy referred to, who chose always the same manipulator, 

professed to indulge only once in twenty days, his reason being 

that more frequent repetition of the act would injure his health. 

About twice a week for boys who had reached puberty, and once a 

week for younger boys, was, I think, about the average 

indulgence. I have never met with a parallel of one of those 

cases of excessive masturbation recorded by many doctors. There 

may have been such cases at this school; but, if so, the boys 

concealed the frequency of their gratifications. 

 

"My experience proved that many of the lads regarded masturbation 

as reprehensible; but their plea was 'everyone does it.' Some, 

often those who indulged inordinately and more secretly than 

their companions, gravely condemned the practice as sinful. A few 

seemed to think there was 'no harm in it,' but that the habit 

might stunt the growth and weaken the body if practiced very 


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