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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

frequently. The greater number made no attempt to conceal the 

habit, they enlarged upon the pleasure of it; it was 'ever so 

much nicer than eating tarts,' etc. 

 

"The chief cause I believe to be initiation by an older 

schoolmate. But I have known accidental causes, such as the 

discovery that swarming up a pole pleasurably excited the organ, 

rubbing to allay irritation, and simple, curious handling of the 

erect penis in the early morning before rising from bed." 

 

I quote the foregoing communication as perhaps a fairly typical 

experience in a British school, though I am myself inclined to 

think that the prevalence of masturbation in schools is often 

much overrated, for, while in some schools the practice is 

doubtless rampant, in others it is practically unknown, or, at 

all events, only practiced by a few individuals in secret. My own 

early recollections of (private) school-life fail to yield any 

reminiscences of any kind connected with either masturbation or 

homosexuality; and, while such happy ignorance may be the 

exception rather than the rule, I am certainly inclined to 

believe that--owing to race and climate, and healthier conditions 

of life--the sexual impulse is less precocious and less 

prominently developed during the school-age in England than in 

some Continental countries. It is probably to this delayed 

development that we should attribute the contrast that Ferrero 

finds (_L'Europa Giovane_, pp. 151-56), and certainly states too 

absolutely, between the sexual reserve of young Englishmen and 

the sexual immodesty of his own countrymen. 

 

In Germany, Naecke has also stated ("Kritisches zum Kapitel der 

Sexualitaet," _Archiv fuer Psychiatrie_, pp. 354-56, 1899) that he 

heard nothing at school either of masturbation or homosexuality, 

and he records the experience of medical friends who stated that 

such phenomena were only rare exceptions, and regarded by the 

majority of the boys as exhibitions of "_Schweinerei_." At other 

German schools, as Hoche has shown, sexual practices are very 

prevalent. It is evident that at different schools, and even at 

the same school at different times, these manifestations vary in 

frequency within wide limits. 

 

 

 


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