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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

lunar-monthly period in the female pulse was vitiated by a hopeless error: 

for any monthly rhythm in a woman must be sought by arranging her records 

according to her own menstrual month; and this menstrual month may vary in 

different women, from considerably less than a lunar month to thirty days 

or more.] 

 

[375] I may add, however, that in my own case these discharges are--so far 

as I can trust my waking consciousness--frequently, if not usually, 

dreamless; and that strictly sexual dreams are extremely rare, 

notwithstanding the possession of a strongly emotional temperament. 

 

[376] If I can trust my memory, I first experienced this discharge when a 

few months under fifteen years of age, and, if so, within a few weeks of 

the time when I was, in an instant, suddenly struck with the thought that 

possibly the religion in which I had been educated might be false. It is 

curiously interesting that the advent of puberty should have been heralded 

by this intellectual crisis. 

 

[377] This unfortunate breach in the records was due to the fact that, 

failing to discover any regularity in, or law of, the occurrences of the 

discharges, I became discouraged and abandoned my records. In June, 1891, 

a re-examination of my pulse-records having led to my discovery of a 

lunar-monthly rhythm of the pulse, my interest in other physiological 

periodicities was reawakened, and I recommenced my records of these 

discharges. 

 

[378] As a matter of fact, I take it that we may safely assert that no man 

who is content to be guided by his own instinctive cravings, and who 

neither suppresses these, on the one hand, nor endeavors to force himself, 

on the other hand, will be in any danger of erring by either excess or the 

contrary. 

 

[379] [It is obvious that the opportunity of continuing such an inquiry as 

that described in this Appendix, ceases with marriage; but I may add 

(1906) that certain notes that I have kept with scrupulous exactness 

during eight years of married life, lend almost no support to the 

suggestion made in the text--i.e., that sexual desire is greater at one 

season of the year than at another. The nature of these notes I cannot 

discuss; but, they clearly indicate that, although there is a slight 

degree more of sexual desire in the second and third quarters of the year, 

than in the first and fourth, yet, this difference is so slight as to be 

almost negligible. Even if the months be rearranged in the 

triplets--November-December-January, etc.,--so as to bring the maximum 

months of May, June, and July together, the difference between the highest 

quarter and the lowest amounts to an increase of only ten per cent, upon 

the latter--after allowing, of course, for the abnormal shortness of 

February; and, neglecting February, the increase in the maximum months 

(June and July) over the minimum (November) is equal to an increase of 

under 14 per cent, upon the latter. These differences are so vastly less 

than those shown on Chart 7 that they possess almost no significance: but, 

lest too much stress be laid upon the apparently _equalizing_ influence of 

married life, it must be added that the records discussed in the text were 

obtained during residence in London, whereas, since my marriage, I have 

lived in South Cornwall, where the climate is both milder and more 

equable.] 

 

[380] Selden's _Uxor Hebraica_ as quoted in Gibbon's _Decline and Fall_, 

vol. v, p. 52, of Bonn's edition. 


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