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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

 

[311] In many cases, of course, the physical precocity is associated with 

precocity in sexual habits. An instructive case is reported (_Alienist and 

Neurologist_, October, 1895) of a girl of 7, a beautiful child, of healthy 

family, and very intelligent, who, from the age of three, was perpetually 

masturbating, when not watched. The clitoris and mons veneris were those 

of a fully-grown woman, and the child was as well informed upon most 

subjects as an average woman. She was cured by care and hygienic 

attention, and when seen last was in excellent condition. A medical friend 

tells me of a little girl of two, whose external genital organs are 

greatly developed, and who is always rubbing herself. 

 

[312] R.T. Morris, of New York, has also pointed out the influence of 

traditions in this respect. "Among boys," he remarks, "there are 

traditions to the effect that self-abuse is harmful. Among girls, however, 

there are no such saving traditions." Dr. Kiernan writes in a private 

letter: "It has been by experience, that from ignorance or otherwise, 

there are young women who do not look upon sexual manipulation with the 

same fear that men do." Guttceit, similarly, remarks that men have been 

warned of masturbation, and fear its evil results, while girls, even if 

warned, attach little importance to the warning; he adds that in healthy 

women, masturbation, even in excess, has little bad results. The attitude 

of many women in this matter may be illustrated by the following passage 

from a letter written by a medical friend in India: "The other day one of 

my English women patients gave me the following reason for having taught 

the 17-year-old daughter of a retired Colonel to masturbate: 'Poor girl, 

she was troubled with dreams of men, and in case she should be tempted 

with one, and become pregnant, I taught her to bring the feeling on 

herself--as it is safer, and, after all, nearly as nice as with a man.'" 

 

[313] H. Ellis, _Studies in the Psychology of Sex_, volume ii, "Sexual 

Inversion," Chapter IV. 

 

[314] See, also, the Appendix to the third volume of these _Studies_, in 

which I have brought forward sexual histories of normal persons. 

 

[315] E.H. Smith, also, states that from 25 to 35 is the age when most 

women come under the physician's eye with manifest and pronounced habits 

of masturbation. 

 

[316] It may, however, be instructive to observe that at the end of the 

volume we find an advertisement of "Dr. Robinson's Treatise on the Virtues 

and Efficacy of a Crust of Bread, Eat Early in the Morning Fasting." 

 

[317] Pouillet alone enumerates and apparently accepts considerably over 

one hundred different morbid conditions as signs and results of 

masturbation. 

 

[318] "Augenkrankheiten bei Masturbanten," Knapp-Schweigger's _Archiv fuer 

Augenheitkunde_, Bd. II, 1882, p. 198. 

 

[319] Salmo Cohn, _Uterus und Auge_, 1890, pp. 63-66. 

 

[320] _Fonctions du Cerveau_, 1825, vol. iii, p. 337. 

 

[321] W. Ellis, _Treatise on Insanity_, 1838, pp. 335, 340. 

 

[322] Clara Barrus, "Insanity in Young Women," _Journal of Nervous and 

Mental Disease_, June, 1896. 

 

[323] See, for instance, H. Emminghaus, "Die Psychosen des Kindesalters," 

Gerlandt's _Handbuch der Kinder-Krankheiten_, Nachtrag II, pp. 61-63. 

 

[324] Christian, article "Onanisme," _Dictionnaire Encyclopedique des 

Sciences Medicales_. 

 

[325] Naecke, _Verbrechen und Wahnsinn beim Weibe_, 1894, p. 57. 

 

[326] J.L.A. Koch, _Die Psychopathischen Minderwertigkeiten_, 1892, p. 273 


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