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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

as a probable though not an irrefragable proof of sexual 

frigidity in women. "In the cold woman the pilous system is 

remarkable for the languor of its vitality; the hairs are fair, 

delicate, scarce and smooth, while in ardent natures there are 

little curly tufts about the temples." (_Traite de 

l'Impuissance_, pp. 124, 523.) Martineau declared (_Lecons sur 

les Deformations Vulvaires_, p. 40) that "the more developed the 

genital organs the more abundant the hair covering them; 

abundance of hair appears to be in relation to the perfect 

development of the organs." Tardieu described the typically 

erotic woman as very hairy. 

 

Bergh found that among 2200 young Danish prostitutes those who 

showed an unusual extension and amount of pubic hair included 

several women who were believed to be libidinous in a very high 

degree. (Bergh, "Symbolae," etc., _Hospitalstidende_, August, 

1894.) Moraglia, again, in Italy, in describing various women, 

mostly prostitutes, of unusually strong sexual proclivities, 

repeatedly notes very thick hair, with down on the face. 

(_Archivio di Psichiatria_, vol. xvi, fasc. iv-v.) 

 

Marro, also, in Italy found that abundance of hair and down is 

especially marked in women who are guilty of infanticide (as also 

Pasini has found), though criminal women generally, in his 

experience, tend to have abnormally abundant hair. (_Caratteri 

del Delinquenti_, cap. XXII.) Lombroso finds that prostitutes 

generally tend to be hairy (_Donna Delinquente_, p. 320.) 

 

A lad of 14, guilty of numerous crimes of violence having a 

sexual source, is described by Arthur Macdonald in America as 

having hair on the chest as well as all over the pubes. (A. 

Macdonald, _Archives de L'Anthropologie Criminelle_, January, 

1893, p. 55.) The association of hairiness with abnormal 

sexuality in the weak-minded has been noted at Bicetre 

(_Recherches Cliniques sur l'Epilepsie_, vol. xix, pp. 69, 77.) 

 

Hypertrichosis universalis, a general hairiness of body, has been 

described by Cascella in a woman with very strong sexual desires, 

who eventually became insane. (_Revista Mensile di Psichiatria_, 

1903, p. 408.) Bucknill and Tuke give the case of a religiously 

minded girl, with very strong and repressed sexual desires, who 

became insane; the only abnormal feature in her physical 

development was the marked growth of hair over the body. 

 

Brantome refers to a great lady known to him whose body was very 

hairy, and quotes a saying to the effect that hairy people are 

either rich or wanton; the lady in question, he adds, was both. 

(Brantome, _Vie des Dames Galantes_, Discours II.) 

 

De Sade, whose writings are now regarded as a treasure house of 

true observations in the domain of sexual psychology, makes the 

Rodin of _Justine_ dark, with much hair and thick eyebrows, while 

his very sexual sister is described as dark, thin and very hairy. 

(Duehren, _Der Marquis de Sade_, third edition, p. 440.) 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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