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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

 

Of the Garo women of Bengal Dalton says: "Their sole garment is a 

piece of cloth less than a foot in width that just meets around 

the loins, and in order that it may not restrain the limbs it is 

only fastened where it meets under the hip at the upper corners. 

The girls are thus greatly restricted in the positions they may 

modestly assume, but decorum is, in their opinion, sufficiently 

preserved if they only keep their legs well together when they 

sit or kneel." (E.T. Dalton, _Ethnology of Bengal_, 1872, p. 66.) 

 

Of the Naga women of Assam it is said: "Of clothing there was not 

much to see; but in spite of this I doubt whether we could excel 

them in true decency and modesty. Ibn Muhammed Wali had already 

remarked in his history of the conquest of Assam (1662-63), that 

the Naga women only cover their breasts. They declare that it is 

absurd to cover those parts of the body which everyone has been 

able to see from their births, but that it is different with the 

breasts, which appeared later, and are, therefore, to be covered. 

Dalton (_Journal of the Asiatic Society_, Bengal, 41, 1, 84) adds 

that in the presence of strangers Naga women simply cross their 

arms over their breasts, without caring much what other charms 

they may reveal to the observer. As regards some clans of the 

naked Nagas, to whom the Banpara belong, this may still hold 

good." (K. Klemm, "Peal's Ausflug nach Banpara," _Zeitschrift fuer 

Ethnologie_, 1898, Heft 5, p. 334.) 

 

"In Ceylon, a woman always bathes in public streams, but she 

never removes all her clothes. She washes under the cloth, bit by 

bit, and then slips on the dry, new cloth, and pulls out the wet 

one from underneath (much in the same sliding way as servant 

girls and young women in England). This is the common custom in 

India and the Malay States. The breasts are always bare in their 

own houses, but in the public roads are covered whenever a 

European passes. The vulva is never exposed. They say that a 

devil, imagined as a white and hairy being, might have 

intercourse with them." (Private communication.) 

 

In Borneo, "the _sirat_, called _chawal_ by the Malays, is a 

strip of cloth a yard wide, worn round the loins and in between 

the thighs, so as to cover the pudenda and perinaeum; it is 

generally six yards or so in length, but the younger men of the 

present generation use as much as twelve or fourteen yards 

(sometimes even more), which they twist and coil with great 

precision round and round their body, until the waist and stomach 

are fully enveloped in its folds." (H. Ling Roth, "Low's Natives 

of Borneo," _Journal of the Anthropological Institute_, 1892, p. 

36.) 

 

"In their own houses in the depths of the forest the Dwarfs are 

said to neglect coverings for decency in the men as in the women, 

but certainly when they emerge from the forest into the villages 

of the agricultural Negroes, they are always observed to be 

wearing some small piece of bark-cloth or skin, or a bunch of 

leaves over the pudenda. Elsewhere in all the regions of Africa 

visited by the writer, or described by other observers, a neglect 

of decency in the male has only been recorded among the Efik 

people of Old Calabar. The nudity of women is another question. 


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