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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

A correspondent who has always taken a special interest in the 

condition as regards hairiness of the women to whom he has been 

attracted, has sent me notes concerning a series of 12 women. It 

may be gathered from these notes that 5 women were neither 

markedly sexual nor markedly hairy (either as regards head or 

pubes), 6 cases both hairy and sexual, 1 was sexual and not 

hairy, none were hairy and not sexual. My correspondent remarks: 

"There may be women with scanty pubic hair possessing very strong 

sexual emotions. My own experience is quite the opposite." He has 

also independently reached the conclusion, arrived at by many 

medical observers and clearly suggested by some of the facts here 

brought together, that profuse hair frequently denotes a neurotic 

temperament. 

It may be added that Mirabeau, as we learn from an anecdote told 

by an eyewitness and recorded by Legouve, had a very hairy chest, 

while the same is recorded of Restif de la Bretonne. 

 

 

It is a very ancient and popular belief that if a hairy man is not sensual 

he is strong: _vir pilosus aut libidinosus aut fortis_. The Greeks 

insisted on the hairy nates of Hercules, and Ninon de l'Enclos, when the 

great Conde shared her bed without touching her, remarked, on seeing his 

hairy body: "Ah, Monseigneur, que vous devez etre fort!" It may be doubted 

whether there is any exact parallelism between muscular strength and 

hairiness, for strength is largely a matter of training, but there can be 

no doubt that hairiness really tends to be associated with a generally 

vigorous development of the body. 

 

Although the observations concerning hairiness of body as an index of 

vigor, whether sexual or only generally physical, are so ancient, until 

recent years no attempts have been made to demonstrate on a large scale 

whether there is actually a correlation between hairiness and sexual or 

general development of the body. Some importance, therefore, attaches to 

Ammon's careful observations of many thousand conscripts in Baden. These 

observations fully justify this ancient belief, since they show that on 

the one hand the size of the testicles, and on the other hand girth of 

chest and stature, are correlated with hairiness of body. 

 

Ammon's observations were made on nearly 4000 conscripts of the 

age of 20. From the point of view of the hairy system he divided 

them, into four classes:-- 

 

I. To which 6.1 per cent, of the men belonged, with smooth 

bodies. 

 

II. Including 25.3 per cent., only slight hairiness. 

 

III. 53.8 per cent., more developed hairy system, but belly, 

breast and back smooth. 

 

IV. 14.7 per cent., hair all over body. 

 

V. 0.1 per cent., extreme cases of hairiness. 

 

The beardless were 12.1 per cent., those with no axillary hair 9 

per cent., those with no hair on pubis 0.4 per cent. This 

corresponds with the fact that hair appears first on the pubis 

and last on the chin. 

 

In the first class 69 per cent, were beardless, 54 per cent, 

without any axillary hair and 6 per cent, without pubic hair. In 

the second class 24 per cent, were beardless, 17 per cent, 

without axillary hair. In the third class 3 per cent, were 


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