UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

Studies in the Psychology of Sex - Volume 1

Havelock Ellis

Book Overview: 

The first of six volumes, this volume covers in extensive detail the topics of "The Evolution of Modesty", "The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity", and "Auto-Eroticism". Written as an anthropological and psychological study from the point of view of Havelock, the famous British sexologist of the late 19th century, who was also a physician and social reformer.

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . .equately accounted for by the statement that modesty tends to irradiate from the action to the words describing the action, for there is a tendency for modesty to be more deeply rooted in the words than in the actions. "Modest women," as Kleinpaul truly remarks, "have a much greater horror of saying immodest things than of doing them; they believe that fig-leaves were especially made for the mouth." (Kleinpaul, Sprache ohne Worte, p. 309.) It is a tendency which is linked on to the religious and ritual feeling which we have already found to be a factor of modesty, and which, even when applied to language, appears to have an almost or quite instinctive basis, for it is found among the most primitive savages, who very frequently regard a name as too sacred or dangerous to utter. Among the tribes of Central Australia, in addition to his ordinary name, each individual has his sacred or secret name, . . . Read More

Community Reviews

Enjoyed reading this book for historical context. There are significant misconceptions and outdated assumptions about sex, class and race and national identity.

The Historical context of systemic sexism and racism is quite present within the text.

Excellent resource for anyone wishing a sound understanding in the human sexual instinct.

This book, Studies in the Psychology of Sex has been on my list of books to read for many many years. It was on the original list of recommended books I received that prompted me to create my own reading list.

I was surprised to learn that this is a multi-volume work. I have and plan to read four vol

It's interesting for its time, but there is much better work out there now

Sound, balanced, unbiased information, thorough almost to the point of being exhaustive, but well worth a read, all the same. The organization particularly is poetically beautiful for such a plain, scientific volume. I also rather love the way he avoids arguing with authors with whom he disagrees by