Main  Contacts  
Table of contents
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

atrophy of the ovaries, it is no necessary indication of any aptitude for 

detumescence. 

 

Idiots, more especially it would seem idiot girls, tend to show a 

highly developed hairy system. Thus Voisin, when investigating 

150 idiot and imbecile girls, found the hair long and thick and 

tending to occupy a large surface; one girl had hair on the 

areolae of the mamma. (J. Voisin, "Conformation des organes 

genitaux chez les Idiots," _Annales d'Hygiene Publique_, June, 

1894.) It should be said that in idiot boys puberty is late, and 

the sexual organs as well as the sexual instinct frequently 

undeveloped, while in idiot girls there is no delay in puberty, 

and the sexual organs and instinct are frequently fully and even 

abnormally developed. 

 

Hegar has described an interesting case showing an association, 

of foetal origin, between sexual anomaly and abnormal hairness. 

In this case a girl of 16 had a uterus duplex, an infantile 

pelvis, very slight menstruation and undeveloped breasts. She was 

very hairy on the face, the anterior aspects of the chest and 

abdomen, the sexual regions, and the thighs, but not specially so 

on the rest of the body. The hairs were of lanugo-like character, 

but dark in color. (A. Hegar, _Beitraege zur Geburtshuelfe und 

Gynaekologie_, vol. i, p. III, 1898.) Sometimes hiruties of the 

face and abdomen begin to appear during pregnancy, apparently 

from disease or degeneration of the ovaries. (A case is noted in 

_British Medical Journal_, August 2 and 16, pp. 375 and 436, 

1902.) Laycock many years ago referred to the popular belief that 

women who have hair on the upper lip seldom bear children, and 

regarded this opinion as "questionless founded on fact." 

(Laycock, _Nervous Diseases of Women_, p. 22.) When this is so, 

we may suppose that the abnormal hairy growth is associated with 

degeneration of the ovaries. 

 

There is another factor which enters into this question and renders the 

definition of a physical sexual type less precise than it would otherwise 

be. The sexual instinct is common to all persons, and while it seems 

probable that there is a type of person in whom sexual energies are 

predominant, it would also appear that the people who otherwise show a 

very high level of energy in life usually exhibit a more than average 

degree of energy in matters of love. The predominantly sexual type, as we 

have seen, tends to be associated with a high degree of pigmentation; the 

person specially apt for detumescence inclines to belong to the dark 

rather than to the purely fair group of the population. On the other hand, 

the active, energetic, practical man, the man who is most apt for the 

achievement of success in life, tends to belong to the fair rather than to 

the dark type.[168] Thus we have a certain conflict of tendencies, and it 

becomes possible to assert that while persons with pronounced aptitude for 

sexual detumescence tend to be dark, persons whose pronounced energy in 

sexual matters tends to ensure success are most likely to be fair. 

 

The tendency of the fair energetic type, the type of the northern 

European man, to sexuality may be connected with the fact that 


Page 3 from 5:  Back   1   2  [3]  4   5   Forward