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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

_Dictionary of Psychological Medicine_, Yellowlees states that, 

on account of the mischief formerly done by reckless statements, 

it is necessary to state plainly that "unless the practice has 

been long and greatly indulged, no permanent evil effects may be 

observed to follow." Naecke, again, has declared ("Kritisches zum 

Kapitel der Sexualitaet," _Archiv fuer Psychiatrie_, 1899): "There 

are neither somatic nor psychic symptoms peculiar on onanism. Nor 

is there any specific onanistic psychosis. I am prepared to deny 

that onanism ever produces any psychoses in those who are not 

already predisposed." That such a view is now becoming widely 

prevalent is illustrated by the cautious and temperate discussion 

of masturbation in a recent work by a non-medical writer, 

Geoffrey Mortimer (_Chapters on Human Love_, pp. 199-205). 

 

The testimony of expert witnesses with regard to the influence of 

masturbation in producing other forms of psychoses and neuroses is 

becoming equally decisive; and here, also, the traditions of Tissot are 

being slowly effaced. "I have not, in the whole of my practice," wrote 

West, forty years ago, "out of a large experience among children and 

women, seen convulsions, epilepsy, or idiocy _induced_ by masturbation in 

any child of either sex. Neither have I seen any instance in which 

hysteria, epilepsy, or insanity in women after puberty was _due_ to 

masturbation, as its efficient cause."[332] Gowers speaks somewhat less 

positively, but regards masturbation as not so much a cause of true 

epilepsy as of atypical attacks, sometimes of a character intermediate 

between the hysteroid and the epileptoid form; this relationship he has 

frequently seen in boys.[333] Leyden, among the causes of diseases of the 

spinal cord, does not include any form of sexual excess. "In moderation," 

Erb remarks, "masturbation is not more dangerous to the spinal cord than 

natural coitus, and has no bad effects";[334] it makes no difference, Erb 

considers, whether the orgasm is effected normally or in solitude. This is 

also the opinion of Toulouse, of Fuerbringer, and of Curschmann, as at an 

earlier period it was of Roubaud. 

 

 

 


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