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Studies in the Psychology of Sex (1) (Paperback) Loot Price: R638
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Studies in the Psychology of Sex (1) (Paperback): Havelock Ellis

Studies in the Psychology of Sex (1) (Paperback)

Havelock Ellis

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Volume: 1 General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1920 Original Publisher: F.A. Davis Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: Summary of the Factors of Modesty -- The Future of Modesty -- Modesty an Essential Element of Love. We have seen that the factors of modesty are numerous. To attempt to explain modesty by dismissing it as merely an example of psychic paralysis, of Stauung, is to elude the problem by the statement of what is little more than a truism. Modesty is a complexus of emotions with their concomitant ideas which we must unravel to comprehend. We have found among the factors of modesty: (1) the primitive animal gesture of sexual refusal on the part of the female, when she is not at that moment of her generative life at which she desires the male's advances; (2) the fear of arousing disgust, a fear primarily due to the close proximity of the sexual centre to the points of exit of those excretions which are useless and unpleasant, even in many cases to animals; (3) the fear of the magic influence of sexual phenomena, and the ceremonial and ritual practices primarily based on this fear, and ultimately passing into simple rules of decorum which are signs and guardians of modesty; (4) the development of ornament and clothing, concomitantly fostering alike the modesty which represses male sexual desire and the coquetry which seeks to allure it; (5) the conception of women as property, imparting a new and powerful sanction to an emotion already based on more natural and primitive facts. It must always be remembered that these factors do not usually occur separately. Very often they are all of them implied in a single impulse of modesty. We unravel the cord in order to investig...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2009
First published: December 2009
Authors: Havelock Ellis
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 250
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16099-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-16099-3
Barcode: 9781150160998

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