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Psychology of Sex


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: … AUTO-EBOTISM: 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 Hairpin 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–Erotic Dreams–The Analogy of Nocturnal Enuresis– Differences in the Erotic Dreams of Men and Women–The Auto-erotic Phenomena of Sleep in the Hysterical–Their Frequently Painful Character. By “auto-erotism” I mean the phenomena of spontaneous sexual emotion generated in the absence of an external stimulus proceeding, directly or indirectly, from another person. In a wide sense, which cannot be wholly ignored here, auto-erotism may be said to include those transformations of repressed sexual activity which are a factor of some morbid conditions as well as of the normal manifestation of art and poetry, and, indeed, more or less color the whole of life. Such a definition excludes the normal sexual excitement aroused by the presence of a beloved person of the opposite sex; it also excludes the perverted sexuality associated with an attraction to a person of the same sex; it further excludes the manifold forms of erotic fetichism, in which the normal focus of sexual attraction is displaced, and voluptuous emotions are only aroused by some object–hair, …

Author: Ellis, Havelock

Media: Book
ISBN: 123043495X
Language: English
Pages: 142

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Weight 0.59 lbs
Dimensions 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 in


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