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PREFACE
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-1.1
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-1.2
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-2.1
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-2.2
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-2.3
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-2.4
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-2.5
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-3.1
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-3.2
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-3.3
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-3.4
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-3.5
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-4.1
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-4.2
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-4.3
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-5.1
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-5.2
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-5.3
EROTIC SYMBOLISM-6
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-1.1
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-1.2
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-1.3
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-1.4
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-2.1
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-2.2
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-2.3
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-2.4
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-3.1
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-3.2
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-4.1
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-4.2
THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE-4.3
THE PSYCHIC STATE IN PREGNANCY-1
THE PSYCHIC STATE IN PREGNANCY-2
THE PSYCHIC STATE IN PREGNANCY-3
THE PSYCHIC STATE IN PREGNANCY-4
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-1.1
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-1.2
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-2.1
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-2.2
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-3-4
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-5.1
HISTORIES OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY-5.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

species that the tendency to limitation of offspring is most 

marked, combined at the same time with a greater aptitude for 

impregnation than exists among any lower mammals. It is here, 

therefore, that a physical check is of most value, and 

accordingly we find that in woman alone, of all animals, is the 

hymen fully developed. 

 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

[72] "Analysis of the Sexual Impulse," in vol. iii of these _Studies_. 

 

[73] "The accomplishment of no other function," Hyrtl remarks, "is so 

intimately connected with the mind and yet so independent of it." 

 

[74] The process is still, however, but imperfectly understood; see Art. 

"Fecondation," by Ed. Retterer, in Richet's _Dictionnaire de Physiologie_, 

vol. vi, 1905. 

 

[75] Thus a male foetus showing reptilian characters in sexual ducts was 

exhibited by Shattock at the Pathological Society of London, February 19, 

1895. 

 

[76] J. Kohlbrugge, "Die Umgestaltung des Uterus der Affen nach den 

Geburt," _Zeitschrift fuer Morphologie_, bd. iv, p. 1, 1901. 

 

[77] There are, however, no special nerve endings (Krause corpuscles), as 

was formerly supposed. The nerve endings in the genital region are the 

same as elsewhere. The difference lies in the abundance of superposed 

arboreal ramifications. See, e.g., Ed. Retterer, Art. "Ejaculation," 

Richet's _Dictionnaire de Physiologie_, vol. v. 

 

[78] Hyrtl, _Op. cit._, vol. ii, p. 39. 

 

[79] Sensations of pleasure without those of touch appear to be normal at 

the tip of the penis, as pointed out by Scripture, quoted in _Alienist and 

Neurologist_, January, 1898. 

 

[80] See the previous volume of these _Studies_, "Sexual Selection in 

Man," p. 161. 

 

[81] See, e.g., Ploss and Bartels, _Das Weib_, vol. i, beginning of 

chapter VI. 

 

[82] Hyrtl states that the name _labia_ was first used by Haller in the 

middle of the eighteenth century in his _Elements of Physiology_, being 

adopted by him from the Greek poet Erotion, who gave these structures the 

very obvious name cheilea, lips. But this seems to be a mistake, for the 

seventeenth century anatomists certainly used the name "labia" for these 

parts. 

 

[83] Bergh tentatively suggests, as regards the pubic hair, that its 

appearance may be due to the upright walk in man and the human position 

during coitus, the hair preventing irritation of the genitals from the 

sweat pouring down from the body and protecting the skin from direct 

friction in coitus. (In both these suggestions he was, however, long 

previously anticipated by Fabricius ab Aquapendente.) The fanciful 

suggestion of Louis Robinson that the pubic hair has developed in order to 

enable the human infant to cling securely to his mother is very poorly 

supported by facts, and has not met with acceptance. It may be mentioned 

that (as stated by Ploss and Bartels) the women of the Bismarck 

Archipelago, whose pubic hair is very abundant, use it as a kind of 

handkerchief on which to clean their hands. 

 

[84] Routh and Heywood Smith have noted that the pubic hair tends to lose 

its curliness and become straight in women who masturbate. (_British 

Gynaecological Journal_, February, 1887, p. 505.) 

 

[85] Schurig, _Muliebria_, p. 75. Plazzon in 1621 said that in Italian it 


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