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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

contents of the sexual impulse. We see that there are certainly, as Moll 

has indicated, two constituents in that impulse; but, instead of being 

unrelated, or only distantly related, we see that they are really so 

intimately connected as to form two distinct stages in the same process: a 

first stage, in which--usually under the parallel influence of internal 

and external stimuli--images, desires, and ideals grow up within the mind, 

while the organism generally is charged with energy and the sexual 

apparatus congested with blood; and a second stage, in which the sexual 

apparatus is discharged amid profound sexual excitement, followed by deep 

organic relief. By the first process is constituted the tension which the 

second process relieves. It seems best to call the first impulse the 

_process of tumescence_; the second the _process of detumescence_.[60] The 

first, taking on usually a more active form in the male, has the double 

object of bringing the male himself into the condition in which discharge 

becomes imperative, and at the same time arousing in the female a similar 

ardent state of emotional excitement and sexual turgescence. The second 

process has the object, directly, of discharging the tension thus produced 

and, indirectly, of effecting the act by which the race is propagated. 

 

It seems to me that this is at present the most satisfactory way in which 

we can attempt to define the sexual impulse. 

 

 

 

 

 


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