The Natural Philosophy of Love (Classic Reprint)
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Peacocks and turkeycocks. Birds of paradise. Moderate dimorphism of mammifers. Effects of castration on dimorphism. VI. SEXUAL DIMORPHISM: 49 3. Vertebrates (C ontinued): Man and woman. Characteristics and limits of human dimorphism. Effects of civilization. Psychologic dimorphism. The insect world and the human. Modern dimorphism, basis of the pair. Solidarity of the human pair. Dimorphism and polygamy. The pair favours the female. Sexual aesthetics. Causes of the superiority of feminine beauty. VII. SEXUAL DIMORPHISM AND FEMINISM 59 Inferiority and superiority of the female as shown hi animal species. Influence of feeding on the production of sexes. The female would have sufficed. Feminism absolute, and moderate. Pipe-dreams: elimination of the male and human parthenogenesis. VIII. LOVE-ORGANS 64 Sexual dimorphism and parallelism. Sexual organs of man and of woman. Constancy of sexual parallelism in the animal series. External sexual organs of placentary mammifera. Form and position of the penis. The penial bone. The clitoris. The vagina. The teats. Forked prong of marsupials. Sexual organs of reptiles. Fish and birds with a penial organ. Genital organs of arthropodes. Attempt to classify animals according to the disposition, presence, absence of exterior organs for reproduction. IX. THE MECHANISM OF LOVE 76 i. Copulation: Vertebrates. I ts very numerous varieties and its specific fixity. The apparent immorality of Nature. Sexual ethnography. Human mechanism. Cavalage. The form and duration of coupling in divers mammifers. Aberrations of sexual surgery, the ampallang. Pain as a bridle on sex. Maidenhead. The mole. Passivity of the female. The ovule, psychological figure of the female. Mania of attributing human virtues to animals. The modesty of elephants. Coupling mechanism in whales, seals, tortoises. In certain ophidians and in certain fish.
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