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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

Selection. It is Based on the Individual Factor in Selection. 

Crystallization. The Lover and the Artist. The Key to Erotic Symbolism is 

to be Found in the Emotional Sphere. The Passage to Pathological Extremes. 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MECHANISM OF DETUMESCENCE. 

 

I. 

 

The Psychological Significance of Detumescence. The Testis and the Ovary. 

Sperm Cell and Germ Cell. Development of the Embryo. The External Sexual 

Organs. Their Wide Range of Variation. Their Nervous Supply. The Penis. 

Its Racial Variations. The Influence of Exercise. The Scrotum and 

Testicles. The Mons Veneris. The Vulva. The Labia Majora and their 

Varieties. The Public Hair and Its Characters. The Clitoris and Its 

Functions. The Anus as an Erogenous Zone. The Nymphae and their Function. 

The Vagina. The Hymen. Virginity. The Biological Significance of the 

Hymen. 

 

II. 

 

The Object of Detumescence. Erogenous Zones. The Lips. The Vascular 

Characters of Detumescence. Erectile Tissue. Erection in Woman. Mucous 

Emission in Women. Sexual Connection. The Human Mode of Intercourse. 

Normal Variations. The Motor Characters of Detumescence. Ejaculation. The 

Virile Reflex. The General Phenomena of Detumescence. The Circulatory and 

Respiratory Phenomena. Blood Pressure. Cardiac Disturbance. Glandular 

Activity. Distillatio. The Essentially Motor Character of Detumescence. 

Involuntary Muscular Irradiation to Bladder, etc. Erotic Intoxication. 

Analogy of Sexual Detumescence and Vesical Tension. The Specifically 

Sexual Movements of Detumescence in Man. In Woman. The Spontaneous 

Movements of the Genital Canal in Woman. Their Function in Conception. 

Part Played by Active Movement of the Spermatozoa. The Artificial 

Injection of Semen. The Facial Expression During Detumescence. The 

Expression of Joy. The Occasional Serious Effects of Coitus. 

 

III. 

 

The Constituents of Semen. Function of the Prostate. The Properties of 

Semen. Aphrodisiacs. Alcohol, Opium, etc. Anaphrodisiacs. The Stimulant 

Influence of Semen in Coitus. The Internal Effects of Testicular 

Secretions. The Influence of Ovarian Secretion. 

 

IV. 

 

The Aptitude for Detumescence. Is There an Erotic Temperament? The 

Available Standards of Comparison. Characteristics of the Castrated. 

Characteristics of Puberty. Characteristics of the State of Detumescence. 

Shortness of Stature. Development of the Secondary Sexual Characters. Deep 

Voice. Bright Eyes. Glandular Activity. Everted Lips. Pigmentation. 

Profuse Hair. Dubious Significance of Many of These Characters. 

 

 

THE PSYCHIC STATE IN PREGNANCY. 

 

The Relationship of Maternal and Sexual Emotion. Conception and Loss of 

Virginity. The Anciently Accepted Signs of This Condition. The Pervading 

Effects of Pregnancy on the Organism. Pigmentation. The Blood and 

Circulation. The Thyroid. Changes in the Nervous System. The Vomiting of 

Pregnancy. The Longings of Pregnant Women. Mental Impressions. Evidence 

for and Against Their Validity. The Question Still Open. Imperfection of 

Our Knowledge. The Significance of Pregnancy. 

 

 

APPENDIX. 

 

Histories of Sexual Development. 

 

 

INDEX OF AUTHORS. 

 

 

INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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