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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

and in ancient France it was a privileged custom on Innocents' Day 

(December 28th) to smack all the young people found lying late in bed; it 

was a custom which, as Clement Marot bears witness, was attractive to 

lovers. 

 

If we turn to the histories I have brought together in Appendix B 

we find various references to whipping more or less clearly 

connected with the rudimentary sexual feelings of childhood. 

 

I am acquainted with numerous cases in which the idea of 

whipping, or the impulse to whip or be whipped, distinctly 

exists, though usually, when persisting to adult life, only in a 

rudimentary form. History I in the Appendix B presents a 

well-marked instance. I may quote the remarks in another case of 

a lady regarding her early feelings: "As a child the idea of 

being whipped excited me, but only in connection with a person I 

loved, and, moreover, one who had the right to correct me. On one 

occasion I was beaten with the back of a brush, and the pain was 

sufficient to overcome any excitement; so that, ever after, this 

particular form of whipping left me unaffected, though the 

excitement still remained connected with forms of which I had no 

experience." 

 

Another lady states that when a little girl of 4 or 5 the 

servants used to smack her nates with a soft brush to amuse 

themselves (undoubtedly, as she now believes, this gave them a 

kind of sexual pleasure); it did not hurt her, but she disliked 

it. Her father used to whip her severely on the nates at this age 

and onward to the age of 13, but this never gave her any 

pleasure. When, however, she was about 9 she began in waking 

dreams to imagine that she was whipping somebody, and would 

finish by imagining that she was herself being whipped. She would 

make up stories of which the climax was a whipping, and felt at 

the same time a pleasurable burning sensation in her sexual 

parts; she used to prolong the preliminaries of the story to 

heighten the climax; she felt more pleasure in the idea of being 

whipped than of whipping, although she never experienced any 

pleasure from an actual whipping. These day-dreams were most 

vivid when she was at school, between the ages of 11 and 14. They 

began to fade with the growth of affection for real persons. But 

in dreams, even in adult life, she occasionally experienced 

sexual excitement accompanied by images of smacking. 

 

Another correspondent, this time a man, writes: "I experienced 

the connection between sexual excitement and whipping long before 

I knew what sexuality meant or had any notion regarding the 

functions of the sexual organs. What I now know to be distinct 

sexual feeling used to occur whenever the idea of whipping arose 

or the mention of whipping was made in a way to arrest my 

attention. I well remember the strange, mysterious fascination it 

had, even apart from any actual physical excitement. I have been 

told by many men and a few women that it was the same with them. 

Even now the feeling exists sometimes, especially when reading 

about whipping." 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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