Antonietta’s Diary – 6

…the first class she has not yet ideas and fantasies as part of her learning process at all.” Then Father chipped in, saying that we (I didn’t begin it) really must stop this eternal wrangling; he really could not stand it. He’s quite right, but what he said won’t do any good, for Teresa will […]

Modesty is itself a temptation

The great artistic elaboration often displayed by articles of ornament or clothing, even when very small, and the fact—as shown by Karl von den Steinen regarding the Brazilian uluri—that they may serve as common motives in general decoration, sufficiently prove that such objects attract rather than avoid attention. And while there is an invincible repugnance among […]

Antonietta’s Diary – 5

August 31st. There’s such a lot of fruit here. I eat raspberries and gooseberries all day and Mother says that is why I have no appetite for dinner. But Dr. Burioni always says Fruit is so wholesome. But why should it be unwholesome all at once? Is it because I repeat Mother’s path with Gyn? […]

Antonietta’s Diary – 3

August 29th PM. It’s awfully hard to write every day in the holidays. I am always busy spying on my sister’s hair that I have no time to write. Today, Father said: “Don’t quarrel, children!” (Children to Teresa too!!) He’s quite right. She puts on such airs because she’ll be fourteen in October. “It’s time […]

Primitive stage of sexual parts

…Nearly everywhere all over the world at a primitive stage of thought, and even to some extent in the highest civilisation, the sight of the sexual organs or of the sexual act, the image or even the names of the sexual parts of either man or woman, are believed to have a curiously potent influence, […]

Antonietta’s Diary – 1

Antonietta’s Diary First Year, when Antonietta Villa was still virgin, Age unknown.. August 13, 17.. . Teresa Rolfi and I are writing a diary every day. So Teresa keeps a diary too, but she gets furious if I look at it. Teresa is so vulgar. I go on calling her “Sorceress”, because she can make […]

Rude Virgin Students Sodomised

As a youth he was faced, as others are, by the problem of sex. Living partly in an Italian little city, where the ways of life were plainly seen partly in the solitude of the train station toilets, he was free both to contemplate and to meditate many things. A resolve slowly grew up within […]

Modesty of the Women of the African Tribes

The sense of modesty of the women of the African tribes Describing the loin-cloth worn by Nicobarese men, Man says: “From the clumsy mode in which this garment is worn by the Shom Pen—necessitating frequent readjustment of the folds—one is led to infer that its use is not de rigueur, but reserved for special occasions, […]

Irradiations of the Sexual Act

“It is certain that very much of what is best in religion, art, and life,” remark Stanley Hall and Allin, “owes its charm to the progressively-widening irradiation of sexual feeling. Perhaps the reluctance of the female first long-circuited the exquisite sensations connected with sexual organs and acts to the antics of animal and human courtship, […]