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PREFACE
TOUCH-1
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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
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SMELL-5
HEARING-1
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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
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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

worn by the lower classes, and became finally an elegant article of 

fashionable apparel, often made of silk and adorned with ribbons, even 

with gold and jewels. (See, e.g., Bloch, _Beitraege zur AEtiologie der 

Psychopathia Sexualis_, Teil I, p. 159.) 

 

[138] A correspondent in Ceylon has pointed out to me that in the Indian 

statues of Buddha, Vishnu, goddesses, etc., the necklace always covers the 

nipples, a sexually attractive adornment being thus at the same time the 

guardian of the orifices of the body. Crawley (_The Mystic Rose_, p. 135) 

regards mutilations as in the nature of permanent amulets or charms. 

 

[139] Mantegazza, in his discussion of this point, although an ardent 

admirer of feminine beauty, decides that woman's form is not, on the 

whole, more beautiful than man's. See Appendix to Cap. IV of _Fisiologia 

della Donna_. 

 

[140] For a discussion of the anthropology of the feminine pelvis, see 

Ploss and Bartels, _Das Weib_, bd. 1. Sec. VI. 

 

[141] Ploss and Bartels, loc. cit.; Deniker, _Revue d'Anthropologie_, 

January 15, 1889, and _Races of Man_, p. 93. 

 

[142] Darwin. 

 

[143] G.F. Watts, "On Taste in Dress," _Nineteenth Century_, 1883. 

 

[144] From mediaeval times onwards there has been a tendency to treat the 

gluteal region with contempt, a tendency well marked in speech and custom 

among the lowest classes in Europe to-day, but not easily traceable in 

classic times. Duehren (_Das Geschlechtsleben in England_, bd. II, pp. 359 

et seq.) brings forward quotations from aesthetic writers and others 

dealing with the beauty of this part of the body. 

 

[145] Sonnini, _Voyage, etc._, vol. i, p. 308. 

 

[146] Ploss and Bartels, _Das Weib_, bd. 1, Sec. III; Mantegazza, 

_Fisiologia della Donna_, Chapter III. 

 

[147] Bloch brings together various interesting quotations concerning the 

farthingale and the crinoline. (_Beitraege zur AEtiologie der Psychopathia 

Sexualis_, Teil I, p. 156.) He states that, like most other feminine 

fashions in dress, it was certainly invented by prostitutes. 

 

[148] The racial variations in the form and character of the breasts are 

great, and there are considerable variations even among Europeans. Even as 

regards the latter our knowledge is, however, still very vague and 

incomplete; there is here a fruitful field for the medical anthropologist. 

Ploss and Bartels have brought together the existing data (_Das Weib_, bd. 

I, Sec. VIII). Stratz also discusses the subject (_Die Schoenheit das 

Weiblichen Koerpers_, Chapter X). 

 

[149] _Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits_, vol. v, p. 

28. 

 

[150] These devices are dealt with and illustrations given by Ploss and 

Bartels, _Das Weib_ (loc. cit.). 

 

[151] See, e.g., _Parerga und Paralipomena_, bd. I, p. 189, and bd. 2, p. 

482. Moll has also discussed this point (_Untersuchungen ueber die Libido 

Sexualis_, bd. I, pp. 384 et seq.). 

 

[152] Speaking of some South American tribes, he remarks (_Travels_, 


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