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PREFACE
TOUCH-1
TOUCH-2
TOUCH-3 (begin)
TOUCH-3 (end)
TOUCH-4 (begin)
TOUCH-4 (end)
SMELL-1
SMELL-2
SMELL-3.1
SMELL-3.2
SMELL-3.3
SMELL-3.4
SMELL-3.5
SMELL-4 (begin)
SMELL-4 (end)
SMELL-5
HEARING-1
HEARING-2
HEARING-3
VISION-1.1
VISION-1.2
VISION-1.3
VISION-2.1
VISION-2.2
VISION-2.3
VISION-2.4
VISION-3
VISION-4
VISION-5
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B HISTORY-1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.2
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2.3
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3.2
INDEX OF AUTHORS

simulate an animal character, but to emphasize the most human and the most 

feminine of the secondary sexual characters, and therefore, from the 

sexual point of view, a beautiful feature.[144] 

 

Sometimes admiration for this characteristic is associated with admiration 

for marked obesity generally, and it may be noted that a somewhat greater 

degree of fatness may also be regarded as a feminine secondary sexual 

character. This admiration is specially marked among several of the black 

peoples of Africa, and here to become a beauty a woman must, by drinking 

enormous quantities of milk, seek to become very fat. Sonnini noted that 

to some extent the same thing might be found among the Mohammedan women of 

Egypt. After bright eyes and a soft, polished, hairless skin, an Egyptian 

woman, he stated, most desired to obtain _embonpoint_; men admired fat 

women and women sought to become fat. "The idea of a very fat woman," 

Sonnini adds, "is nearly always accompanied in Europe by that of softness 

of flesh, effacement of form, and defect of elasticity in the outlines. It 

would be a mistake thus to represent the women of Turkey in general, where 

all seek to become fat. It is certain that the women of the East, more 

favored by Nature, preserve longer than others the firmness of the flesh, 

and this precious property, joined to the freshness and whiteness of their 

skin, renders them very agreeable. It must be added that in no part of the 

world is cleanliness carried so far as by the women of the East."[145] 

 

The special characteristics of the feminine hips and buttocks become 

conspicuous in walking and may be further emphasized by the special method 

of walking or carriage. The women of some southern countries are famous 

for the beauty of their way of walk; "the goddess is revealed by her 

walk," as Virgil said. In Spain, especially, among European countries, the 

walk very notably gives expression to the hips and buttocks. The spine is 

in Spain very curved, producing what is termed _ensellure_, or 

saddle-back--a characteristic which gives great flexibility to the back 

and prominence to the gluteal regions, sometimes slightly simulating 

steatopygia. The vibratory movement naturally produced by walking and 

sometimes artificially heightened thus becomes a trait of sexual beauty. 

Outside of Europe such vibration of the flanks and buttocks is more 

frankly displayed and cultivated as a sexual allurement. The Papuans are 

said to admire this vibratory movement of the buttocks in their women. 

Young girls are practiced in it by their mothers for hours at a time as 

soon as they have reached the age of 7 or 8, and the Papuan maiden walks 

thus whenever she is in the presence of men, subsiding into a simpler gait 

when no men are present. In some parts of tropical Africa the women walk 

in this fashion. It is also known to the Egyptians, and by the Arabs is 

called _ghung_.[146] As Mantegazza remarks, the essentially feminine 


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