Studies In The Psychology Of Sex

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Contains three studies: "The Evolution of Modesty," "The Phenomenon of Sexual Periodicity," and "Auto-Eroticism." Complete with Index and Charts.
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Contains three studies: "The Evolution of Modesty," "The Phenomenon of Sexual Periodicity," and "Auto-Eroticism." Complete with Index and Charts.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781110008520
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 5/13/2009
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

The Evolution of Modesty
The Definition of Modesty
Modesty based on Fear
The Sexual Factor of Modesty
In Animals and in Men
The Origin of the Attitude of the Medicean Venus
The Sexual Factor of Modesty based on Sexual Periodicity
The Aptitude for Disgust as a Factor of Modesty
The Modesty of Savages in Regard to Eating in the Presence of Others
Why the Sacro-Public Region is a Focus of Disgust
The Idea of Ceremonial Uncleanliness
How the Face Becomes a Focus of Modesty
Modesty and Coquetry
Ornament and Clothing
Modesty Becomes Concentrated in the Garment
The Economic Factor in Modesty
The Contribution of Civilization to Modesty
The Elaboration of Social Ritual The Blush the Sanction of Modesty
As Civilization advances Modesty Tends to Become Extended, but not Intensified
The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity
I.
The Various Physiological and Psychological Rhythms
Menstruation
The Alleged Influence of the Moon
Frequent Suppression of Menstruation among Primitive Races
Mittelschmerz
Possible Tendency to a Future Intermenstrual Cycle
Menstruation among Animals
Menstruating Monkeys and Apes
What is Menstruation?
Its Primary Cause still Obscured
The Relation of Menstruation to Ovulation
The Occasional Absence of Menstruation in Health
The Relation of Menstruation to "Heat."
The Prohibition of Intercourse during Menstruation
The Predominance of Sexual Excitement at and Around the Menstrual Period
Its Absence during the Period Frequently Apparent only
II.
The Question of a Monthly Sexual Cycle in Men
The Earliest Suggestions of a General Physiological Cycle in Men
Periodicity in Disease
Insanity, Heart Disease, etc
The Alleged Twenty-three Days' Cycle
The Physiological Periodicity of Seminal Emissions during Sleep
Original Observations
Fortnightly and Weekly Rhythms
III.
The Annual Sexual Rhythm
In Animals
In Men
Tendency of the Sexual Impulse to Become Heightened in Spring and Autumn
The Prevalence of Seasonal Erotic Festivals
The Feast of Fools
The Easter and Midsummer Bonfires
The Seasonal Variations in Birth-rate
The Causes of those Variations
The Typical Conception-rate Curve for Europe
The Seasonal Periodicity of Seminal Emissions during Sleep
Original Observations
Spring and Autumn the Chief Periods of Involuntary Sexual Excitement
The Seasonal Periodicity of Rapes
Of Outbreaks among Prisoners
The Seasonal Curves of Insanity and Suicide
The Growth of Children according to Season
The Annual Curve of Bread-consumption in Prisons
Seasonal Periodicity of Searlet Fever
The Underlying Causes of these Seasonal Phenomena
Auto-erotism: A Study of the Spontaneous Manifestations of the Sexual Impulse
I.
Definition of Auto-erotism
Masturbation only Covers a Small Portion of the Auto-erotic Field
The Importance of this Study, Especially To-day
Auto-erotic Phenomena in Animals
Among Savage and Barbaric Races
The Japanese rin-no-tama and other Special Instruments for Obtaining Auto-erotic Gratification
Abuse of the Ordinary Implements and Objects of Daily Life
The Frequency of Hair-pin in the Bladder
The Influence of Horse-exercise and Railway-traveling
The Sewing-machine and the Bicycle
Spontaneous Passive Sexual Excitement
Delectatio Morosa
Day-dreaming
Pollutio
Sexual Excitement during Sleep
Differences in the Erotic Dreams of Men and Women
The Auto-erotic Phenomena of Sleep in the Hysterical
Their Frequently Painful Character
II.
Hysteria and the Question of its Relation to the Sexual Emotions
The Early Greek Theories of its Nature and Causation
The Gradual Rise of Modern Views
Charcot
The Revolt against Charcot's too-absolute Conclusions
Fallacies Involved
Charcot's Attitude the Outcome of his Personal Temperament
Breuer and Freud
Summary of their Investigations
Breuer and Freud's views Supplement and Complete Charcot's
At the Same Time they Furnish a Justification for the Earlier Doctrine of Hysteria
But they Must Not be Regarded as Final
The Diffused Hysteroid Condition in Normal Persons
The Physiological Basis of Hysteria
True Pathological Hysteria is Linked on to almost Normal States, Especially to Sexhunger
III.
The Prevalence of Masturbation
Its Occurrence in Infancy and Childhood
Is it More Frequent in Males or Females?
After Adolescence Apparently more Frequent in Women
Reasons for the Sexual Distribution of Masturbation
The Evils Attributed to Masturbation
Historical Sketch of the Views held on this Point
The Symptoms and Results of Masturbation
Its Alleged Influence in Causing Eye-disorders
Its Relation to Insanity and Nervous Disorders
The Evil Effects of Masturbation Usually Occur on the Basis of a Congenitally-Morbid Nervous System
Neurasthenia Probably the Commonest Accompaniment of Excessive Masturbation
Precocious Masturbation Tends to Produce Aversion to Coitus
Psychical Results of Habitual Masturbation
Masturbation in Men of Genius
Masturbation as a Nervous Sedative
Typical Cases
The Greek Attitude toward Masturbation
Attitude of the Catholic Theologians
The Mohammedan Attitude
The Modern Scientific Attitude
The Immense Part in Life Played by Transmuted Auto-erotic Phenomena
Appendix A. The Influence of Menstruation on the Position of Women 205
Appendix B. Sexual Periodicity in Men 218
Appendix C. The Auto-erotic Factor in Religion 231
Index 245
Diagrams 257
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