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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

et seq. 

 

[327] J.G. Kiernan, _American Journal of Insanity_, July, 1877. 

 

[328] Maudsley dealt, in his vigorous, picturesque manner, with the more 

extreme morbid mental conditions sometimes found associated with 

masturbation, in "Illustrations of a Variety of Insanity," _Journal of 

Mental Science_, July, 1868. 

 

[329] See, e.g., Loewenfeld, _Sexualleben und Nervenleiden_, 2d. ed., Ch. 

VIII. 

 

[330] Marro, _La Puberta_, Turin, 1898, p. 174. 

 

[331] E.C. Spitzka, "Cases of Masturbation," _Journal of Mental Science_, 

July, 1888. 

 

[332] Charles West, _Lancet_, November 17, 1866. 

 

[333] Gowers, _Epilepsy_, 1881, p. 31. Loewenfeld believes that epileptic 

attacks are certainly caused by masturbation. Fere thought that both 

epilepsy and hysteria may be caused by masturbation. 

 

[334] Ziemssen's _Handbuch_, Bd. XI. 

 

[335] _Adolescence_, vol. i, p. 441. 

 

[336] See a discussion of these points by Rohleder, _Die Masturbation_, 

pp. 168-175. 

 

[337] The surgeons, it may be remarked, have especially stated the 

harmlessness of masturbation in too absolute a manner. Thus, John Hunter 

(_Treatise on the Venereal Disease_, 1786, p. 200), after pointing out 

that "the books on this subject have done more harm than good," adds, "I 

think I may affirm that this act does less harm to the constitution in 

general than the natural." And Sir James Paget, in his lecture on "Sexual 

Hypochondriasis," said: "Masturbation does neither more nor less harm than 

sexual intercourse practiced with the same frequency, in the same 

conditions of general health and age and circumstances." 

 

[338] It is interesting to note that an analogous result seems to hold 

with animals. Among highly-bred horses excessive masturbation is liable to 

occur with injurious results. It is scarcely necessary to point out that 

highly-bred horses are apt to be abnormal. 

 

[339] With regard to the physical signs, the same conclusion is reached by 

Legludic (in opposition to Martineau) on the basis of a large experience. 

He has repeatedly found, in young girls who acknowledged frequent 

masturbation, that the organs were perfectly healthy and normal, and his 

convictions are the more noteworthy, since he speaks as a pupil of 

Tardieu, who attached very grave significance to the local signs of sexual 

perversity and excess. (Legludic, _Notes et Observations de Medecine 

Legale_, 1896, p. 95.) Matthews Duncan (_Goulstonian Lectures on Sterility 

in Women_, 1884, p. 97) was often struck by the smallness, and even 

imperfect development, of the external genitals of women who masturbate. 

Clara Barrus considers that there is no necessary connection between 

hypertrophy of the external female genital organs and masturbation, though 

in six cases of prolonged masturbation she found such a condition in three 

(_American Journal of Insanity_, April, 1895, p. 479). Bachterew denies 

that masturbation produces enlargement of the penis, and Hammond considers 

there is no evidence to show that it enlarges the clitoris, while Guttceit 

states that it does not enlarge the nymphae; this, however, is doubtful. It 

would not suffice in many cases to show that large sexual organs are 

correlated with masturbation; it would still be necessary to show whether 

the size of the organs stood to masturbation in the relation of effect or 

of cause. 

 

[340] Thus, Bechterew ("La Phobie du Regard," _Archives de Neurologie_, 

July, 1905) considers that masturbation plays a large part in producing 


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