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had a popular name, _il besneegio_.
 Schurig brought together in his _Gynaecologia_ (pp. 2-4) various early
opinions concerning the clitoris as the seat of voluptuous feeling.
 Hyrtl, _Op. cit._, vol. ii, p. 193.
 Adler, _Die Mangelhafte Geschlechtsempfindung des Weibes_, 1904, pp.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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."
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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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