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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

careful concealment. Up to the age of 20 there were four definite 

attachments to persons of his own sex. There was a tendency, 

sometimes, to regard women as possible whippers, and this became 

stronger at 22, the images of the two sexes then mingling in his 

thoughts of flagellation. Latterly the mental accompaniments of 

masturbation have been less personal, lapsing into the mental 

picture of being whipped by an unknown and vague somebody. When 

definite it has always been a man, and preferably of the type of 

a schoolmaster. His desire has been for punishment by whips, 

canes, or birches, especially upon the buttocks. He has always 

shrunk from the thought of the production of blood or bruises. He 

wishes, in mental contemplation, for a punishment sufficiently 

severe to make him anxious to stop it, and yet not able to stop 

it. He also takes pleasure in the idea of being tied up so as to 

be unable to move. 

 

He has at times indulged in self-whipping, of no great severity. 

 

In the preceding case we see a tendency to erotic 

self-flagellation which in a minor degree is not uncommon. 

Occasionally it becomes highly developed. Max Marcuse has 

presented such a case in elaborate detail (_Zeitschrift fuer die 

Gesamte Neurologie_, 1912, ht. 3, fully summarized in 

_Sexual-Probleme_, Nov., 1912, pp. 815-820). This is the case of 

a Catholic priest of highly neurotic heredity, who spontaneously 

began to whip himself at the age of 12, this self-flagellation 

being continued and accompanied by masturbation after the age of 

15. Other associated perversions were Narcissism and nates 

fetichism, as well as homosexual phantasies. He experienced a 

certain pleasure (with erection, not ejaculation) in punishing 

his boy pupils. It is not uncommon for all forms of erotic 

flagellation to be associated with a homosexual element. I have 

elsewhere brought forward a case of this kind (the case of A.F., 

vol. ii of these _Studies_). 

 

Significant is Rousseau's account of the origin of his own 

masochistic pleasure in whipping at the age of 8: "Mademoiselle 

Lambercier showed toward me a mother's affection and also a 

mother's authority, which she sometimes carried so far as to 

inflict on us the usual punishment of children when we had 

deserved it. For a long time she was content with the threat, and 

that threat of a chastisement which for me was quite new seemed 

very terrible; but after it had been executed I found the 

experience less terrible than the expectation had been; and, 

strangely enough, this punishment increased my affection for her 

who had inflicted it. It needed all my affection and all my 

natural gentleness to prevent me from seeking a renewal of the 

same treatment by deserving it, for I had found in the pain and 

even in the shame of it an element of sensuality which left more 

desire than fear of receiving the experience again from the same 

hand. It is true that, as in all this a precocious sexual element 

was doubtless mixed, the same chastisement if inflicted by her 

brother would not have seemed so pleasant." He goes on to say 

that the punishment was inflicted a second time, but that that 

time was the last, Mademoiselle Lambercier having apparently 

noted the effects it produced, and, henceforth, instead of 

sleeping in her room, he was placed in another room and treated 

by her as a big boy. "Who would have believed," he adds, "that 

this childish punishment, received at the age of 8 from the hand 

of a young woman of 30, would have determined my tastes, my 

desires, my passions, for the rest of my life?" He remarks that 

this strange taste drove him almost to madness, but maintained 

the purity of his morals, and the joys of love existed for him 


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