Sexual shyness, not only in woman but in man

“…At an early stage of culture, again, menstruation is regarded as a process of purification, a dangerous expulsion of vitiated humours. Hence the term katharsis applied to it by the Greeks. Hence also the medieval view of women: “Mulier speciosa templum ædificatum super cloacam,” said Boethius. The sacro-pubic region in women, because it includes the […]

Women Exercising Naked

“It is very difficult to investigate the hairiness of Ainu women,” Baelz remarks, “for they possess a really incredible degree of modesty. Even when in summer they bathe—which happens but seldom—they keep their clothes on.” He records that he was once asked to examine a girl at the Mission School, in order to advise as […]