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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

of 150 francs to allow him to photograph her naked, though the 

men placed themselves before the camera in the costume of Adam 

for a much smaller sum. In the same book Mantegazza remarks that 

in the eighteenth century, travelers found it extremely difficult 

to persuade Samoyed women to show themselves naked. Among the 

same people, he says, the newly-married wife must conceal her 

face from her husband for two months after marriage, and only 

then yield to his embraces. (Mantegazza, _La Donna_, cap. IV.) 

 

"The beauty of a Chinese woman," says Dr. Matignon, "resides 

largely in her foot. 'A foot which is not deformed is a 

dishonor,' says a poet. For the husband the foot is more 

interesting than the face. Only the husband may see his wife's 

foot naked. A Chinese woman is as reticent in showing her feet to 

a man as a European woman her breasts. I have often had to treat 

Chinese women with ridiculously small feet for wounds and 

excoriations, the result of tight-bandaging. They exhibited the 

prudishness of school-girls, blushed, turned their backs to 

unfasten the bandages, and then concealed the foot in a cloth, 

leaving only the affected part uncovered. Modesty is a question 

of convention; Chinese have it for their feet," (J. Matignon, "A 

propos d'un Pied de Chinoise," _Archives d'Anthropologie 

Criminelle_, 1898, p. 445.) 

 

Among the Yakuts of Northeast Siberia, "there was a well-known 

custom according to which a bride should avoid showing herself or 

her uncovered body to her father-in-law. In ancient times, they 

say, a bride concealed herself for seven years from her 

father-in-law, and from the brothers and other masculine 

relations of her husband.... The men also tried not to meet her, 

saying, 'The poor child will be ashamed.' If a meeting could not 

be avoided the young woman put a mask on her face.... Nowadays, 

the young wives only avoid showing to their male relatives-in-law 

the uncovered body. Amongst the rich they avoid going about in 

the presence of these in the chemise alone. In some places, they 

lay especial emphasis on the fact that it is a shame for young 

wives to show their uncovered hair and feet to the male relatives 

of their husbands. On the other side, the male relatives of the 

husband ought to avoid showing to the young wife the body 

uncovered above the elbow or the sole of the foot, and they ought 

to avoid indecent expressions and vulgar vituperations in her 

presence.... That these observances are not the result of a 

specially delicate modesty, is proved by the fact that even young 

girls constantly twist thread upon the naked thigh, unembarrassed 

by the presence of men who do not belong to the household; nor do 

they show any embarrassment if a strange man comes upon them when 

uncovered to the waist. The one thing which they do not like, and 

at which they show anger, is that such persons look carefully at 

their uncovered feet.... The former simplicity, with lack of 

shame in uncovering the body, is disappearing." (Sieroshevski, 

"The Yakuts," _Journal of the Anthropological Institute_, 

Jan.-June, 1901, p. 93.) 

 

"In Japan (Captain ---- tells me), the bathing-place of the women 

was perfectly open (the shampooing, indeed, was done by a man), 

and Englishmen were offered no obstacle, nor excited the least 


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