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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

The following confession, which I find recorded by a German 

manufacturer's wife, corresponds with those I have obtained in 

England: "When about 5 years old I was playing with a little girl 

friend in the park. Our governesses sat on a bench talking. For 

some reason--perhaps because we had wandered away too far and 

failed to hear a call to return--my friend aroused the anger of 

the governess in charge of her. That young lady, therefore, took 

her aside, raised her dress, and vigorously smacked her with the 

flat hand. I looked on fascinated, and possessed by an 

inexplicable feeling to which I naively gave myself up. The 

impression was so deep that the scene and the persons concerned 

are still clearly present to my mind, and I can even recall the 

little details of my companion's underclothing." When sexual 

associations are permanently brought into play through such an 

early incident it is possible that a special predisposition 

exists. (_Gesellschaft und Geschlecht_, Bd. ii, ht. 4, p. 120.) 

 

 

 

It would certainly seem that we must look upon this association as coming 

well within the normal range of emotional life in childhood, although 

after puberty, when the sexual feelings become clearly defined, the 

attraction of whipping normally tends to be left behind as a piece of 

childishness, only surviving in the background of consciousness, if at 

all, to furnish a vaguely sexual emotional tone to the subject of 

whipping, but not affecting conduct, sometimes only emerging in erotic 

dreams. 

 

This, however, is not invariably the case in persons who are organically 

abnormal. In such cases, and especially, it would seem, in highly 

sensitive and emotional children, the impress left by the fact or the 

image of whipping may be so strong that it affects not only definitely, 

but permanently, the whole subsequent course of development of the sexual 

impulse. Regis has recorded a case which well illustrates the 

circumstances and hereditary conditions under which the idea of whipping 

may take such firm root in the sexual emotional nature of a child as to 

persist into adult life; at the same time the case shows how a sexual 

perversion may, in an intelligent person, take on an intellectual 

character, and it also indicates a rational method of treatment. 

 

Jules P., aged 22, of good heredity on father's side, but bad on 

that of mother, who is highly hysterical, while his grandmother 

was very impulsive and sometimes pursued other women with a 

knife. He has one brother and one sister, who are somewhat morbid 

and original. He is himself healthy, intelligent, good looking, 

and agreeable, though with slightly morbid peculiarities. At the 

age of 4 or 5 he suddenly opened a door and saw his sister, then 

a girl of 14 or 15, kneeling, with her clothes raised and her 

head on her governess's lap, at the moment of being whipped for 

some offense. This trivial incident left a profound impression on 

his mind, and he recalls every detail of it, especially the sight 

of his sister's buttocks,--round, white, and enormous as they 

seemed to his childish eyes,--and that momentary vision gave a 

permanent direction to the whole of his sexual life. Always after 

that he desired to touch and pat his sister's gluteal regions. He 

shared her bed, and, though only a child, acquired great skill in 

attaining his ends without attracting her attention, lifting her 

night-gown when she slept and gently caressing the buttocks, also 

contriving to turn her over on to her stomach and then make a 

pillow of her hips. This went on until the age of 7, when he 

began to play with two little girls of the neighborhood, the 

eldest of whom was 10; he liked to take the part of the father 

and whip them. The older girl was big for her age, and he would 

separate her drawers and smack her with much voluptuous emotion; 


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