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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

but it doesn't make them less disgusting,' I have heard of a girl 

who died from haemorrhage of the womb, refusing, through shame, to 

make the ailment known to her family. The misery suffered by some 

women at the anticipation of a medical examination, appears to be 

very acute. Husbands have told me of brides who sob and tremble 

with fright on the wedding-night, the hysteria being sometimes 

alarming. E, aged 25, refused her husband for six weeks after 

marriage, exhibiting the greatest fear of his approach. Ignorance 

of the nature of the sexual connection is often the cause of 

exaggerated alarm. In Jersey, I used to hear of a bride who ran 

to the window and screamed 'murder,' on the wedding-night." 

(Private communication.) 

 

At the present day it is not regarded as incompatible with 

modesty to exhibit the lower part of the thigh when in swimming 

costume, but it is immodest to exhibit the upper part of the 

thigh. In swimming competitions, a minimum of clothing must be 

combined with the demands of modesty. In England, the regulations 

of the Swimming Clubs affiliated to the Amateur Swimming 

Association, require that the male swimmer's costume shall extend 

not less than eight inches from the bifurcation downward, and 

that the female swimmer's costume shall extend to within not more 

than three inches from the knee. (A prolonged discussion, we are 

told, arose as to whether the costume should come to one, two, or 

three inches from the knee, and the proposal of the youngest lady 

swimmer present, that the costume ought to be very scanty, met 

with little approval.) The modesty of women is thus seen to be 

greater than that of men by, roughly speaking, about two inches. 

The same difference may be seen in the sleeves; the male sleeve 

must extend for two inches, the female sleeve four inches, down 

the arm. (Daily Papers, September 26, 1898.) 

 

"At ----, bathing in a state of Nature was _de rigueur_ for the 

_elite_ of the bathers, while our Sunday visitors from the slums 

frequently made a great point of wearing bathing costumes; it was 

frequently noticed that those who were most anxious to avoid 

exposing their persons were distinguished by the foulness of 

their language. My impression was that their foul-mindedness 

deprived them of the consciousness of safety from coarse jests. 

If I were bathing alone among blackguards, I should probably feel 

uncomfortable myself, if without costume." (Private 

communication.) 

 

A lady in a little city of the south of Italy, told Paola 

Lombroso that young middle-class girls there are not allowed to 

go out except to Mass, and cannot even show themselves at the 

window except under their mother's eye; yet they do not think it 

necessary to have a cabin when sea-bathing, and even dispense 

with a bathing costume without consciousness of immodesty. (P. 

Lombroso, _Archivio di Psichiatria_, 1901, p. 306.) 

 

"A woman mentioned to me that a man came to her and told her in 

confidence his distress of mind: he feared he had _corrupted_ his 

wife because she got into a bath in his presence, with her baby, 

and enjoyed his looking at her splashing about. He was deeply 

distressed, thinking he must have done her harm, and destroyed 

her modesty. The woman to whom this was said felt naturally 


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