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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

stars and heaven in ladies' eyes, and to look or think no lower; but the 

same _pit_ is provided for both." 

 

To come down to recent times, in the last century the head-master of 

Clifton College, when discussing the sexual vices of boyhood, remarked 

that the boys whose temperament exposes them to these faults are usually 

far from destitute of religious feelings; that there is, and always has 

been, an undoubted co-existence of religion and animalism; that emotional 

appeals and revivals are far from rooting out carnal sin; and that in some 

places, as is well known, they seem actually to stimulate, even at the 

present day, to increased licentiousness.[389] 

 

It is not difficult to see how, even in technique, the method of the 

revivalist is a quasi-sexual method, and resembles the attempt of the male 

to overcome the sexual shyness of the female. "In each case," as W. Thomas 

remarks, "the will has to be set aside, and strong suggestive means are 

used; and in both cases the appeal is not of the conflict type, but of an 

intimate, sympathetic and pleading kind. In the effort to make a moral 

adjustment it consequently turns out that a technique is used which 

was derived originally from sexual life, and the use, so to speak, 

of the sexual machinery for a moral adjustment involves, in some 

cases, the carrying over into the general process of some sexual 

manifestations."[390] 

 

The relationship of the sexual and the religious emotions--like so many 

other of the essential characters of human nature--is seen in its nakedest 

shape by the alienist. Esquirol referred to this relationship, and, many 

years ago, J.B. Friedreich, a German alienist of wide outlook and 

considerable insight, emphasized the connection between the sexual and the 

religious emotions, and brought forward illustrative cases.[391] Schroeder 

van der Kolk also remarked: "I venture to express my conviction that we 

should rarely err if, in a case of religious melancholy, we assumed the 

sexual apparatus to be implicated."[392] Regis, in France, lays it down 

that "there exists a close connection between mystic ideas and erotic 

ideas, and most often these two orders of conception are associated in 

insanity."[393] Berthier considered that erotic forms of insanity are 

those most frequently found in convents. Bevan-Lewis points out how 

frequently religious exaltation occurs at puberty in women, and religious 

depression at the climacteric, the period of sexual decline.[394] 

"Religion is very closely allied to love," remarks Savage, "and the love 

of woman and the worship of God are constantly sources of trouble in 

unstable youth; it is very interesting to note the frequency with which 

these two deep feelings are associated."[395] "Closely connected with 

salacity, particularly in women," remarks Conolly Norman, when discussing 

mania (Tuke's _Dictionary of Psychological Medicine_), "is religious 

excitement.... Ecstasy, as we see in cases of acute mental disease, is 

probably always connected with sexual excitement, if not with sexual 

depravity. The same association is constantly seen in less extreme cases, 

and one of the commonest features in the conversation of an acutely 

maniacal woman is the intermingling of erotic and religious ideas." 

"Patients who believe," remarks Clara Barrus, "that they are the Virgin 

Mary, the bride of Christ, the Church, 'God's wife,' and 'Raphael's 

consort,' are sure, sooner or later, to disclose symptoms which show that 


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