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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

gave place to masturbation and later to a normal attraction to 

women. But at the age of 32 the old ideas were aroused anew by a 

story his mistress told him. He suffered from various obsessions 

and finally committed suicide. (Marandon de Montyel, "Obsessions 

et Vie Sexuelle," _Archives de Neurologie_, Oct., 1904.) 

 

In a case that has been reported to me, somewhat similar ideas 

played a part. The subject is a tall, well-developed man, aged 

28, delicate in childhood, but now normal in health and physical 

condition, though not fond of athletics. His mental ability is 

much above the average, especially in scientific directions; he 

was brought up in narrow and strict religious views, but at an 

early age developed agnostic views of his own. 

 

From the age of 6, and perhaps earlier, he practised masturbation 

almost every night. This was a habit which he carried on in all 

innocence. It was as invariable a preliminary, he states, to 

going to sleep as was lying down, and at this period he would 

have felt no hesitation in telling all about it had the question 

been asked. At the age of 12 or 13 he recognized the habit as 

abnormal, and fear of ridicule then caused him to keep silence 

and to avoid observation. In carrying it out he would lie on his 

stomach with the penis directed downward, and not up, and the 

thumb resting on the region above the root of the penis. There 

was desire for micturition after the act, and when that was 

satisfied sound sleep followed. When he realized that the habit 

was abnormal he began to make efforts to discontinue it, and 

these efforts have been continued up to the present. The chief 

obstacle has been the difficulty of sleep without carrying out 

the practice. Emissions first began to occur at the age of 13 and 

at first caused some alarm. During the six following years 

indulgence was irregular, sometimes occurring every other night 

and sometimes with a week's intermission. Then at the age of 19 

the habit was broken for a year, during which nocturnal emissions 

took place during sleep about every three weeks. Since this, 

shorter periods of non-indulgence have occurred, these periods 

always coinciding with unusual mental or physical strain, as of 

examinations. He has some degree of attraction for women; this is 

strongest during cessation from masturbation and tends to 

disappear when the habit is resumed. He has never had sexual 

intercourse because he prefers his own method of gratification 

and feels great abhorrence for professional prostitutes; he could 

not afford to marry. Any indecency or immorality, except (he 

observes) his own variety, disgusts him. 

 

At the earliest period no mental images accompanied the act of 

masturbation. At about the age of 8, however, sexual excitement 

began to be constantly associated with ideas of being whipped. At 

or soon after this age only the fear of disgrace prevented him 

from committing serious childish offenses likely to be punished 

by a good whipping. Parents and masters, however, seem to have 

used corporal punishment very sparingly. 

 

At first this desire was for whipping in general, without 

reference to the operator. Soon after the age of 10, however, he 

began to wish that certain boy friends should be the operators. 

At about the same time definite desire arose for closer contact 

with these friends and later for definite indecent acts which, 

however, the subject failed to specify; he probably meant mutual 

masturbation. These desires were under control, and the fear of 

ridicule seems to have been the chief restraining cause. At about 

the age of 15 he began to realize that such acts might be 

considered morally bad and wrong, and this led to reticence and 


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