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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
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unprejudiced woman, aged 30, who had begun masturbating when 

twenty, and practiced it at intervals of a few weeks. She 

experienced the desire for sexual gratification under the 

following circumstances: (1) spontaneously, directly before or 

after menstruation; (2) as a method to cure sleeplessness; (3) 

after washing the parts with warm (but not cold) water; (4) after 

erotic dreams; (5) quite suddenly, without definite cause. The 

phenomena of the masturbatory process fell into two stages: (1) 

incomplete excitement, (2) the highest pleasurable gratification. 

It only took place in the evening, or at night, and a special 

position was necessary, with the right knee bent, and the right 

foot against the knee of the extended left leg. The bent index 

and middle fingers of the right hand were then applied firmly to 

the lower third of the left labium minus, which was rubbed 

against the underlying parts. At this stage, the manifestations 

sometimes stopped, either from an effort of self-control or from 

fatigue of the arm. There was no emission of mucus, or general 

perspiration, but some degree of satisfaction and of fatigue, 

followed by sleep. If, however, the manipulation was continued, 

the second stage was reached, and the middle finger sank into the 

vagina, while the index finger remained on the labium, the rest 

of the hand holding and compressing the whole of the vulva, from 

pubes to anus, against the symphysis, with a backwards and 

forwards movement, the left hand also being frequently used to 

support and assist the right. The parts now gave a mushroom-like 

feeling to the touch, and in a few seconds, or after a longer 

interval, the complete feeling of pleasurable satisfaction was 

attained. At the same moment there was (but only after she had 

had experience of coitus) an involuntary elevation of the pelvis, 

together with emission of mucus, making the hand wet, this mucus 

having an odor, and being quite distinct from the ordinary 

odorless mucus of the vagina; at the same time, the finger in the 

vagina felt slight contractions of the whole vaginal wall. The 

climax of sexual pleasure lasted a few seconds, with its 

concomitant vaginal contractions, then slowly subsided with a 

feeling of general well-being, the finger at the same time 

slipping out of the vagina, and she was left in a state of 

general perspiration, and sleep would immediately follow; when 

this was not the case, she was frequently conscious of some 

degree of sensibility in the sacrum, lasting for several hours, 

and especially felt when sitting. When masturbation was the 

result of an erotic dream (which occurred but seldom), the first 

stage was already reached in sleep, and the second was more 

quickly obtained. During the act it was only occasionally that 

any thoughts of men or of coitus were present, the attention 

being fixed on the coming climax. The psychic state afterwards 

was usually one of self-reproach. (O. Adler, _Die Mangelhafte 

Geschlechtsempfindung des Weibes_, 1904, pp. 26-29.) The 

phenomena in this case may be regarded as fairly typical, but 

there are many individual variations; mucus emissions and vaginal 

contractions frequently occur before actual orgasm, and there is 

not usually any insertion of the finger into the vagina in women 


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