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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

 

Among the Fuegians, also, according to Hyades and Deniker (_Cap 

Horn_, vol. vii, p. 153), the average length of the penis is 77 

millimeters, which is longer than in Europeans. 

 

In men of black race, also, the penis is decidedly large. Thus 

Sir H.H. Johnston (_British Central Africa_, p. 399) states this 

to be a universal rule. Among the Wankenda of Northern Nyassa, 

for instance, he remarks that, while the body is of medium size, 

the penis is generally large. He gives the usual length as about 

six inches, reaching nine or ten in erection. The prepuce, it is 

added, is often very long, and circumcision is practiced by many 

tribes. 

 

Among the American negroes Hrdlicka has found, also (_Proceedings 

American Association for the Advancement of Science_, vol. xlvii, 

p. 475), that the penis in black boys is larger than in white 

boys. 

 

The passages cited above suggest the question whether the penis 

becomes larger by exercise of its generative functions. Most old 

authors assert that frequent erection makes the penis large and 

long (Schurig, _Spermatologia_, p. 107). Galen noted that in 

singers and athletes, who were chaste in order to preserve their 

strength, the sexual parts were small and rugrose, like those of 

old men, and that exercise of the organs from youth develops 

them; Roubaud, quoting this observation (_Traite de 

l'Impuissance_, p. 373), agrees with the statement. It seems 

probable that there is an element of truth in this ancient 

belief. At the same time it must be remembered that the penis is 

only to small extent a muscular organ, and that the increase of 

size produced by frequent congestion of erectile tissues cannot 

be either rapid or pronounced. Variations in the size of the 

sexual organs are probably on the whole mainly inherited, though 

it is impossible to speak decisively on this point until more 

systematic observations become customary. 

 

The scrotum has usually, in the human imagination, been regarded merely as 

an appendage of the penis, of secondary importance, although it is the 

garment of the primary and essential organs of sex, and the fact that it 

is not the seat of any voluptuous sensation has doubtless helped to 

confirm this position. Even the name is merely a mediaeval perversion of 

_scortum_, skin or hide. In classic times it was usually called the pouch 

or purse. The importance of the testicles has not, however, been 

altogether ignored, as the very word _testis_ itself shows, for the 

_testis_ is simply the _witness_ of virility.[78] 

 

It is easy to understand why the penis should occupy this special place in 

man's thoughts as the supreme sexual organ. It is the one conspicuous and 

prominent portion of the sexual apparatus, while its aptitude for swelling 

and erecting itself involuntarily, under the influence of sexual emotion, 

gives it a peculiar and almost unique position in the body. At the same 

time it is the point at which, in the male body, all voluptuous sensation 

is concentrated, the only normal masculine center of sex.[79] 

 

It is not easy to find any correspondingly conspicuous symbol of sex in 

the sexual region of women. In the normal position nothing is visible but 


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