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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

 

"An Englishman surprised a woman while bathing in the Euphrates; 

she held her hands over her face, without troubling as to what 

else the stranger might see. In Egypt, I have myself seen quite 

naked young peasant girls, who hastened to see us, after covering 

their faces." (C. Niebuhr, _Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien_, 

1774, vol. i, p. 165.) 

 

When Helfer was taken to visit the ladies in the palace of the 

Imam of Muskat, at Buscheir, he found that their faces were 

covered with black masks, though the rest of the body might be 

clothed in a transparent sort of crape; to look at a naked face 

was very painful to the ladies themselves; even a mother never 

lifts the mask from the face of her daughter after the age of 

twelve; that is reserved for her lord and husband. "I observed 

that the ladies looked at me with a certain confusion, and after 

they had glanced into my face, lowered their eyes, ashamed. On 

making inquiries, I found that my uncovered face was indecent, as 

a naked person would be to us. They begged me to assume a mask, 

and when a waiting-woman had bound a splendidly decorated one 

round my head, they all exclaimed: 'Tahip! tahip!'--beautiful, 

beautiful." (J.W. Helfer, _Reisen in Vorderasian und Indien_, 

vol. ii, p. 12.) 

In Algeria--in the provinces of Constantine, in Biskra, even 

Aures,--"among the women especially, not one is restrained by any 

modesty in unfastening her girdle to any comer" (when a search 

was being made for tattoo-marks on the lower extremities). "In 

spite of the great licentiousness of the manners," the same 

writer continues, "the Arab and the Kabyle possess great personal 

modesty, and with difficulty are persuaded to exhibit the body 

nude; is it the result of real modesty, or of their inveterate 

habits of active pederasty? Whatever the cause, they always hide 

the sexual organs with their hands or their handkerchiefs, and 

are disagreeably affected even by the slightest touch of the 

doctor." (Batut, _Archives d'Anthropologie Criminelle_, January 

15, 1893.) 

 

"Moslem modesty," remarks Wellhausen, "was carried to great 

lengths, insufficient clothing being forbidden. It was marked 

even among the heathen Arabs, as among Semites and old 

civilizations generally; we must not be deceived by the 

occasional examples of immodesty in individual cases. The Sunna 

prescribes that a man shall not uncover himself even to himself, 

and shall not wash naked--from fear of God and of spirits; Job 

did so, and atoned for it heavily. When in Arab antiquity 

grown-up persons showed themselves naked, it was only under 

extraordinary circumstances, and to attain unusual ends.... Women 

when mourning uncovered not only the face and bosom, but also 

tore all their garments. The messenger who brought bad news tore 

his garments. A mother desiring to bring pressure to bear on her 

son took off her clothes. A man to whom vengeance is forbidden 

showed his despair and disapproval by uncovering his posterior 

and strewing earth on his head, or by raising his garment behind 

and covering his head with it. This was done also in fulfilling 

natural necessities." (Wellhausen, _Reste Arabischen Heidentums_, 

1897, pp. 173, 195-196.) 

 

 

Mantegazza mentions that a Lapland woman refused even for the sum 


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