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from its former use as a magic charm and as a therapeutic agent) is in
civilization now confined to sexual perverts and the insane, among some
animals it is normal as a measure of hygiene in relation to their young.
Thus, as, e.g., the Rev. Arthur East writes, the mistle thrush swallows
the droppings of its young. (_Knowledge_, June 1, 1899, p. 133.) In the
dog I have observed that the bitch licks her puppies shortly after birth
as they urinate, absorbing the fluid.
 See, e.g., the previous volume of these _Studies_, "Sexual Selection
in Man," pp. 165 et seq., and Duehren, _Geschlechtsleben in England_, bd.
ii, pp. 258, et seq.
 In the study of _Love and Pain_ in a previous volume (p. 130) I have
quoted the remarks of a lady who refers to the analogy between sexual
tension and vesical tension--"Cette volupte que ressentent les bords de la
mer, d'etre toujours pleins sans jamais deborder"--and its erotic
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