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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

it out by rough, thoughtless, and too impatient handling. 

Revulsion set in with the pain of an exhausted and badly used 

nervous system, and finding myself the slave of a passion, I 

determined to endeavor to be its master. 

 

"In conclusion, I should say that masturbation has proved itself 

to be to me one of the blind turnings of my life's history, from 

which I have gained much valuable experience." 

 

The practice was, however, by no means thus dismissed. Some time 

later the subject writes: "I have again restarted masturbation 

for the relief of localized feelings. One morning I was engaged 

in reading a very heavy volume which, for convenience sake, I 

held in my lap, leaning back on my chair. I had become deep in 

my study for an hour or so when I became aware of certain 

feelings roused by the weight of the book. Being tempted to see 

what would happen by such conduct, I shifted so that the edge of 

the volume came in closer contact. The pleasurable feelings 

increased, so I gave myself up to my emotions for some thirty 

minutes. 

 

"Notwithstanding the intense pleasure I enjoyed for so long a 

period, I maintain that it is wiser to refrain, and, although I 

admit in the same breath that, by gentle treatment, such pleasure 

may be harmless to the general health, it does lead to a desire 

for solitude, which is not conducive to a happy frame of mind. 

There is an accompanying reticence of speech concerning the 

pleasure, which, therefore, appears to be unnatural, like the 

eating of stolen fruit. After such an event, one seems to require 

to fly to the woods, and to listen to the song of the birds, so 

as to shake off after-effects." 

 

In a letter dated some months later, she writes: "I think I have 

risen above the masturbation habit." In the same letter the 

writer remarks: "If I had consciously abnormal or unsatisfied 

appetites I would satisfy them in the easiest and least harmful 

way." 

 

Again, eighteen months later, she writes: "It is curious to note 

that for months this habit is forgotten, but awakens sometimes to 

self-assertion. If a feeling of pressure is felt in the head, and 

a slight irritation elsewhere, and experience shows that the time 

has come for pacification, exquisite pleasure can be enjoyed, 

never more than twice a month, and sometimes less often." 

 

OBSERVATION VI.--Unmarried, actively engaged in the practice of 

her profession. Well-developed, feminine in contour, but boyish 

in manner and movements; strong, though muscles small, and 

healthy, with sound nervous system; never had anaemia. Thick brown 

hair; pubic hair thick, and hair on toes and legs up to 

umbilicus; it began to appear at the age of 10 (before pubic 

hair) and continued until 18. A few stray hairs round nipples, 

and much dark down on upper lip, as well as light down on arms 

and hands. Hips, normal; nates, small; labia minora, large; and 

clitoris, deeply hooded. Hymen thick, vagina, probably small. 

Considerable pigmentation of parts. Menstruation began at 15, but 

not regular till 17; is painless and scanty; the better the state 

of health, the less it is. No change of sexual or other feelings 

connected with it; it lasts one to three days. 

 

"I believe," she writes, "my first experience of physical sex 


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