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CONTENTS
ANALYSIS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-1
ANALYSIS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-2
ANALYSIS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-3
ANALYSIS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-4
ANALYSIS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-5
ANALYSIS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-6
ANALYSIS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-7
ANALYSIS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-8
ANALYSIS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-9
ANALYSIS OF THE SEXUAL IMPULSE-10
FOOTNOTES
LOVE AND PAIN-1.1
LOVE AND PAIN-1.2
LOVE AND PAIN-1.3
LOVE AND PAIN-1.4
LOVE AND PAIN-1.5
LOVE AND PAIN-1.6
LOVE AND PAIN-2.1
LOVE AND PAIN-2.2
LOVE AND PAIN-2.3
LOVE AND PAIN-2.4
LOVE AND PAIN-3.1
LOVE AND PAIN-3.2
LOVE AND PAIN-3.3
LOVE AND PAIN-3.4
LOVE AND PAIN-4
LOVE AND PAIN-5.1
LOVE AND PAIN-5.2
LOVE AND PAIN-6.1
LOVE AND PAIN-6.2
LOVE AND PAIN-7
THE SEXUAL IMPULSE IN WOMEN-1.1
THE SEXUAL IMPULSE IN WOMEN-1.2
THE SEXUAL IMPULSE IN WOMEN-1.3
THE SEXUAL IMPULSE IN WOMEN-1.4
THE SEXUAL IMPULSE IN WOMEN-1.5
THE SEXUAL IMPULSE IN WOMEN-1.6
THE SEXUAL IMPULSE IN WOMEN-2.1
THE SEXUAL IMPULSE IN WOMEN-2.2
THE SEXUAL IMPULSE IN WOMEN-2.3
THE SEXUAL IMPULSE IN WOMEN-3
APPENDIX A-1
APPENDIX A-2-3
APPENDIX B HISTORY-1
APPENDIX B HISTORY-2
APPENDIX B HISTORY-3-4-5-6-7
APPENDIX B HISTORY-8-9-10
APPENDIX B HISTORY-11-12
APPENDIX B HISTORY-13
APPENDIX B HISTORY-14-15
APPENDIX B HISTORY-16
APPENDIX B HISTORY-17
APPENDIX B HISTORY-18
APPENDIX B HISTORY-19
INDEX OF AUTHORS

Agent for Producing Tumescence--The Element of Truth in the Comparison of 

the Sexual Impulse with an Evacuation, Especially of the Bladder--Both 

Essentially Involve Nervous Explosions--Their Intimate and Sometimes 

Vicarious Relationships--Analogy between Coitus and Epilepsy--Analogy of 

the Sexual Impulse to Hunger--Final Object of the Impulses of Tumescence 

and Detumescence. 

 

 

 

 

LOVE AND PAIN. 

 

I. 

 

The Chief Key to the Relationship between Love and Pain to be Found in 

Animal Courtship--Courtship a Source of Combativity and of Cruelty--Human 

Play in the Light of Animal Courtship--The Frequency of Crimes Against the 

Person in Adolescence--Marriage by Capture and its Psychological 

Basis--Man's Pleasure in Exerting Force and Woman's Pleasure in 

Experiencing it--Resemblance of Love to Pain even in Outward 

Expression--The Love-bite--In What Sense Pain May be Pleasurable--The 

Natural Contradiction in the Emotional Attitude of Women Toward 

Men--Relative Insensibility to Pain of the Organic Sexual Sphere in 

Women--The Significance of the Use of the Ampallang and Similar Appliances 

in Coitus--The Sexual Subjection of Women to Men in Part Explainable as 

the Necessary Condition for Sexual Pleasure. 

 

II. 

 

The Definition of Sadism--De Sade--Masochism to some Extent 

Normal--Sacher-Masoch--No Real Line of Demarcation between Sadism and 

Masochism--Algolagnia Includes Both Groups of Manifestations--The 

Love-bite as a Bridge from Normal Phenomena to Algolagnia--The Fascination 

of Blood--The Most Extreme Perversions are Linked on to Normal Phenomena. 

 

III. 

 

Flagellation as a Typical Illustration of Algolagnia--Causes of Connection 

between Sexual Emotion and Whipping--Physical Causes--Psychic Causes 

Probably More Important--The Varied Emotional Associations of 

Whipping--Its Wide Prevalence. 

 

IV. 

 

The Impulse to Strangle the Object of Sexual Desire--The Wish to be 

Strangled. Respiratory Disturbance the Essential Element in this Group of 

Phenomena--The Part Played by Respiratory Excitement in the Process of 

Courtship--Swinging and Suspension--The Attraction Exerted by the Idea of 

being Chained and Fettered. 

 

V. 

 

Pain, and not Cruelty, the Essential Element in Sadism and Masochism--Pain 

Felt as Pleasure--Does the Sadist Identify Himself with the Feelings of 

his Victim?--The Sadist Often a Masochist in Disguise--The Spectacle of 

Pain or Struggle as a Sexual Stimulant. 

 

VI. 

 

Why is Pain a Sexual Stimulant?--It is the Most Effective Method of 

Arousing Emotion--Anger and Fear the Most Powerful Emotions--Their 

Biological Significance in Courtship--Their General and Special Effects in 

Stimulating the Organism--Grief as a Sexual Stimulant--The Physiological 

Mechanism of Fatigue Renders Pain Pleasurable. 

 

VII. 

 

Summary of Results Reached--The Joy of Emotional Expansion--The 

Satisfaction of the Craving for Power--The Influence of Neurasthenic and 

Neuropathic Conditions--The Problem of Pain in Love Largely Constitutes a 

Special Case of Erotic Symbolism. 

 

 

THE SEXUAL IMPULSE IN WOMEN. 

 

Introduction. 

 

I. 

 

The Primitive View of Women--As a Supernatural Element in Life--As 

Peculiarly Embodying the Sexual Instinct--The Modern Tendency to 

Underestimate the Sexual Impulse in Women--This Tendency Confined to 

Recent Times--Sexual Anaesthesia--Its Prevalence--Difficulties in 

Investigating the Subject--Some Attempts to Investigate it--Sexual 

Anaesthesia Must be Regarded as Abnormal--The Tendency to Spontaneous 

Manifestations of the Sexual Impulse in Young Girls at Puberty. 

 

II. 

 

Special Characters of the Sexual Impulse in Women--The More Passive Part 

Played by Women in Courtship--This Passivity Only Apparent--The Physical 

Mechanism of the Sexual Process in Women More Complex--The Slower 

Development of Orgasm in Women--The Sexual Impulse in Women More 

Frequently Needs to be Actively Aroused--The Climax of Sexual Energy Falls 

Later in Women's Lives than in Men's--Sexual Ardor in Women increased 


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