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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

Among the Crow Indians of Montana, writes Dr. Holder, who has 

lived with them for several years, "a sense of modesty forbids 

the attendance upon the female in labor of any male, white man or 

Indian, physician or layman. This antipathy to receiving 

assistance at the hands of the physician is overcome as the 

tribes progress toward civilization, and it is especially 

noticeable that half-breeds almost constantly seek the 

physician's aid." Dr. Holder mentions the case of a young woman 

who, although brought near the verge of death in a very difficult 

first confinement, repeatedly refused to allow him to examine 

her; at last she consented; "her modest preparation was to take 

bits of quilt and cover thighs and lips of vulva, leaving only 

the aperture exposed.... Their modesty would not be so striking 

were it not that, almost to a woman, the females of this tribe 

are prostitutes, and for a consideration will admit the 

connection of any man." (A.B. Holder, _American Journal of 

Obstetrics_, vol. xxv, No. 6, 1892.) 

"In every North American tribe, from the most northern to the 

most southern, the skirt of the woman is longer than that of the 

men. In Esquimau land the _parka_ of deerskin and sealskin 

reaches to the knees. Throughout Central North America the 

buckskin dress of the women reached quite to the ankles. The 

West-Coast women, from Oregon to the Gulf of California, wore a 

petticoat of shredded bark, of plaited grass, or of strings, upon 

which were strung hundreds of seeds. Even in the most tropical 

areas the rule was universal, as anyone can see from the codices 

or in pictures of the natives." (Otis T. Mason, _Woman's Share in 

Primitive Culture_, p. 237.) 

 

Describing the loin-cloth worn by Nicobarese men, Man says: "From 

the clumsy mode in which this garment is worn by the Shom 

Pen--necessitating frequent readjustment of the folds--one is led 

to infer that its use is not _de rigueur_, but reserved for 

special occasions, as when receiving or visiting strangers." 

(E.H. Man, _Journal of the Anthropological Institute_, 1886, p. 

442.) 

 

The semi-nude natives of the island of Nias in the Indian Ocean 

are "modest by nature," paying no attention to their own nudity 

or that of others, and much scandalized by any attempt to go 

beyond the limits ordained by custom. When they pass near places 

where women are bathing they raise their voices in order to warn 

them of their presence, and even although any bold youth 

addressed the women, and the latter replied, no attempt would be 

made to approach them; any such attempt would be severely 

punished by the head man of the village. (Modigliani, _Un Viaggio 

a Nias_, p. 460.) 

 

Man says that the Andamanese in modesty and self-respect compare 

favorably with many classes among civilized peoples. "Women are 

so modest that they will not renew their leaf-aprons in the 

presence of one another, but retire to a secluded spot for this 

purpose; even when parting with one of their _bod_ appendages 

[tails of leaves suspended from back of girdle] to a female 

friend, the delicacy they manifest for the feelings of the 

bystanders in their mode of removing it amounts to prudishness; 

yet they wear no clothing in the ordinary sense." (_Journal of 

the Anthropological Institute_, 1883, pp. 94 and 331.) 


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