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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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intemperance of her husband, it will seem grotesque in the highest degree 

that a physiological inquirer should attempt to advise them how often to 

seek the embraces of their wives; but those who regard woman from the 

standpoint of a higher ethics, who abhor the notion that she should be 

only the vehicle for her husband's passions, and who demand that she shall 

be mistress of her own body, will not be ungrateful for any guidance that 

physiology can afford them. It will be seen presently, moreover, that the 

study of the weekly rhythm does afford us some less inexact clue to the 

desired solution. 

 

One curious fact may be mentioned before we quit this interesting 

question. It is stated that "Solon required [of the husband] three 

_payments_ per month. By the Misna a daily debt was imposed upon an idle 

vigorous young husband; _twice a week_ on a citizen; once in thirty days 

on a camel-driver; once in six months on a seaman."[380] Now it is 

certainly striking that Solon's "three payments per month" exactly 

correspond with my records of 37 discharges annually. Had Solon similarly 

recorded a series of observations upon himself? 

 

 

 

THE LUNAR-MONTHLY RHYTHM. 

 

We now come to that division of the inquiry which is of the greatest 

physiological interest, although of little social import. Is there a 

monthly period in man as well as in woman? My records indicate clearly 

that there is. 

 

In searching for this monthly rhythm I have utilized not only the data of 

the eight completely-recorded years, but also those of the three years of 

1886, 1889, and 1891, for, although it would obviously have been 

inaccurate to utilize these incomplete records when calculating the 

yearly rhythm, there seems no objection to making use of them in the 

present section of the inquiry. It is hardly necessary to remark that the 

terms "first day of the month," "second day," "third day," etc., are to be 

understood as denoting "new-moon day," "day after new moon," "third lunar 

day," and so on; but it should be explained that, since these discharges 

occur at night, I have adopted the astronomical, instead of the civil, 

day; so that a new moon occurring between noon yesterday and noon to-day 

is reckoned as occurring yesterday, and yesterday is regarded as the first 

lunar day: thus, a discharge occurring in the night between December 31st 

and January 1st is tabulated as occurring on December 31st, and, in the 

present discussion, is assigned to the lunar day comprised between noon of 

December 31st and noon of January 1st. 

 

Since it is obvious that the number of discharges in any one 

year--averaging, as they do, only 1.25 per day--are far too few to yield a 

curve of any value, I have combined my data in two series. The dotted 

curve on Chart 9 is obtained by combining the results of the years 

1886-92: two of these years are incompletely recorded, and there are no 

records for 1890; the total number of observations was 179. The broken 

curve is obtained by combining those of the years 1893-97, the total 

number of observations being 185. Even so, the data are far too scanty to 

yield a really characteristic curve; but the _continuous_ curve, which 

sums up the results of the eleven years, is more reliable, and obviously 

more satisfactory. 

 

If the two former curves be compared, it will be seen that, on the whole, 

they display a general concordance, such differences as exist being 


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