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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

had a popular name, _il besneegio_. 

 

[86] Schurig brought together in his _Gynaecologia_ (pp. 2-4) various early 

opinions concerning the clitoris as the seat of voluptuous feeling. 

 

[87] Hyrtl, _Op. cit._, vol. ii, p. 193. 

 

[88] Adler, _Die Mangelhafte Geschlechtsempfindung des Weibes_, 1904, pp. 

117-119. 

 

[89] The voluptuous sensations caused by sexual contacts producing 

movements of the womb are probably normal and usual. They may even occur 

under circumstances unconnected with sexual emotion, and Munde 

(_International Journal of Surgery_, March, 1893) mentions incidentally 

that in one case while titillating the cervix with a sound the woman very 

plainly showed voluptuous manifestations. 

 

[90] Henle stated that fine hairs are frequently visible on the nymphae; 

Stieda (_Zeitschrift fuer Morphologie_, 1902, p. 458) remarks that he has 

never been able to see them with the naked eye. 

 

[91] R.L. Dickinson, "Hypertrophies of the Labia Minora and Their 

Significance," _American Gynaecologist_, September, 1902. It is perhaps 

noteworthy that Bergh found that in 302 cases in which the nymphae were of 

unequal length, in all but 24 the left was longer. 

 

[92] It may be remarked that Bergh believes that the nymphae, and indeed 

the external genitals generally, are congenitally more strongly developed 

in libidinous persons, and at the same time in brunettes, while in public 

prostitutes this is not usually the case, which confirms the belief that 

exalted sexual sensibility does not usually lead to prostitution. He adds 

that prostitution, unless carried on for many years, has little effect on 

the shape of the external genitals. 

 

[93] Schurig (_Muliebria_, 1729, Section II, cap. II) gives numerous 

quotations on this point; thus De Graaf wrote in his book on the sexual 

organs of women: "Tales protuberantiae nymphae appellantur ea propter quod 

aquis e vesica prosilientibus proxime adstare reperiantur, quandoquidem 

inter illas, tanquam duos parietes, urina magno impetu cum sibilo saepe et 

absque labiorum irrigatione erumpit, vel quod sint castitatis praesides, 

aut sponsam primo intromittant." 

 

[94] Havelock Ellis, "The Bladder as a Dynamometer," _American Journal of 

Dermatology_, May, 1902. If a woman who has never been pregnant, standing 

in the erect position before commencing the act of urination presses apart 

the labia minora with index and middle fingers the stream will be 

projected forward so as to fall usually at a considerable distance in 

front of a vertical line from the meatus; if when the act is half 

completed the fingers are removed, the labia close together and the 

stream, though maintained at a constant pressure, at once changes its 

character and direction. 

 

[95] In poetry this term was employed by Plautus, _Pseudolus_, Act IV, Sc. 

7. The Greek aidoion sometimes meant vagina and sometimes the external 

sexual parts; kolpos was used for the vagina alone. 

 

[96] It is curious, however, that the European physicians of the 

seventeenth and even eighteenth centuries were doubtful of its value as a 

sign of virginity and considered it often absent. 

 

[97] For a summary of the beliefs and practices of various peoples with 

regard to the hymen and virginity see Ploss and Bartels, _Das Weib_, vol. 


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