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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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supple bough for a girdle, with, perhaps, a bundle of fine grass. 

(Schweinfurth, _Heart of Africa_, vol. i, pp. 152, etc.) 

 

Lombroso and Carrara, examining some Dinka negroes brought from 

the White Nile, remark: "As to their psychology, what struck us 

first was the exaggeration of their modesty; not in a single case 

would the men allow us to examine their genital organs or the 

women their breasts; we examined the tattoo-marks on the chest of 

one of the women, and she remained sad and irritable for two days 

afterward." They add that in sexual and all other respects these 

people are highly moral. (Lombroso and Carrara, _Archivio di 

Psichiatria_, 1896, vol. xvii, fasc. 4.) 

 

"The negro is very rarely knowingly indecent or addicted to 

lubricity," says Sir H.H. Johnston. "In this land of nudity, 

which I have known for seven years, I do not remember once having 

seen an indecent gesture on the part of either man or woman, and 

only very rarely (and that not among unspoiled savages) in the 

case of that most shameless member of the community--the little 

boy." He adds that the native dances are only an apparent 

exception, being serious in character, though indecent to our 

eyes, almost constituting a religious ceremony. The only really 

indecent dance indigenous to Central Africa "is one which 

originally represented the act of coition, but it is so altered 

to a stereotyped formula that its exact purport is not obvious 

until explained somewhat shyly by the natives.... It may safely 

be asserted that the negro race in Central Africa is much more 

truly modest, is much more free from real vice, than are most 

European nations. Neither boys nor girls wear clothing (unless 

they are the children of chiefs) until nearing the age of 

puberty. Among the Wankonda, practically no covering is worn by 

the men except a ring of brass wire around the stomach. The 

Wankonda women are likewise almost entirely naked, but generally 

cover the pudenda with a tiny bead-work apron, often a piece of 

very beautiful workmanship, and exactly resembling the same 

article worn by Kaffir women. A like degree of nudity prevails 

among many of the Awemba, among the A-lungu, the Batumbuka, and 

the Angoni. Most of the Angoni men, however, adopt the Zulu 

fashion of covering the glans penis with a small wooden case or 

the outer shell of a fruit. The Wa-Yao have a strong sense of 

decency in matters of this kind, which is the more curious since 

they are more given to obscenity in their rites, ceremonies, and 

dances than any other tribe. Not only is it extremely rare to see 

any Yao uncovered, but both men and women have the strongest 

dislike to exposing their persons even to the inspection of a 

doctor. The Atonga and many of the A-nyanga people, and all the 

tribes west of Nyassa (with the exception possibly of the 

A-lunda) have not the Yao regard for decency, and, although they 

can seldom or ever be accused of a deliberate intention to expose 

themselves, the men are relatively indifferent as to whether 

their nakedness is or is not concealed, though the women are 

modest and careful in this respect." (H.H. Johnston, _British 

Central Africa_, 1897, pp. 408-419.) 

 

In Azimba land, Central Africa, H. Crawford Angus, who has spent 


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