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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

 

 

It may be noted that in Regis's sadistic case the little girl who 

was the boy's playmate found scarcely less pleasure in the 

passive part of whipping than he found in the active. There is 

ample evidence to show that this is very often the case, and that 

the attractiveness of the idea of being whipped often even arises 

spontaneously in children. Lombroso (_La Donna Delinquente_, p. 

404) refers to a girl of 7 who had voluptuous pleasure in being 

whipped, and Hammer (_Monatschrift fuer Harnkrankheiten_, 1906, p. 

398) speaks of a young girl who similarly experienced pleasure in 

punishment by whipping. Krafft-Ebing records the case of a girl 

of between 6 and 8 years of age, never at that time having been 

whipped or seen anyone else whipped, who spontaneously 

acquired--how she did not know--the desire to be castigated in 

this manner. It gave her very great pleasure to imagine a woman 

friend doing this to her. She never desired to be whipped by a 

man, though there was no trace of inversion, and she never 

masturbated until the age of 24, when a marriage engagement was 

broken off. At the age of 10 this longing passed away before it 

was ever actually realized. (Krafft-Ebing, _Psychopathia 

Sexualis_, eighth edition, p. 136.) 

 

In the case of another young woman described by 

Krafft-Ebing--where there was neurasthenia with other minor 

morbid conditions in the family, but the girl herself appears to 

have been sound--the desire to be whipped existed from a very 

early age. She traced it to the fact that when she was 5 years 

old a friend of her father's playfully placed her across his 

knees and pretended to whip her. Since then she has always longed 

to be caned, but to her great regret the wish has never been 

realized. She longs to be the slave of a man whom she loves: 

"Lying in fancy before him, he puts one foot on my neck while I 

kiss the other. I revel in the idea of being whipped by him and 

imagine different scenes in which he beats me. I take the blows 

as so many tokens of love; he is at first extremely kind and 

tender, but then in the excess of his love he beats me. I fancy 

that to beat me for love's sake gives him the highest pleasure." 

Sometimes she imagines that she is his slave, but not his female 

slave, for every woman may be her husband's slave. She is of 

proud and independent nature in all other matters, and to imagine 

herself a man who consents to be a slave gives her a more 

satisfying sense of humiliation. She does not understand that 

these manifestations are of a sexual nature. (Krafft-Ebing, 

_Psychopathia Sexualis_, English translation of tenth edition, p. 

189.) 

 

Sometimes a woman desires to take the active part in whipping. 

Thus Marandon de Montyel records the case of a girl of 19, 

hereditarily neuropathic (her father was alcoholic), but very 

intelligent and good-hearted, who had never been whipped or seen 

anyone whipped. At this age, however, she happened to visit a 

married friend who was just about to punish her boy of 9 by 

whipping him with a wet towel. The girl spectator was much 

interested, and though the boy screamed and struggled she 

experienced a new sensation she could not define. "At every 

stroke," she said, "a strange shiver went through all my body 

from my brain to my heels." She would like to have whipped him 

herself and felt sorry when it was over. She could not forget the 

scene and would dream of herself whipping a boy. At last the 

desire became irresistible and she persuaded a boy of 12, whom 

she was very fond of, and who was much attached to her, to let 

her whip him on the naked nates. She did this so ferociously that 

he at last fainted. She was overcome by grief and remorse. 

(Marandon de Montyel, _Archives d'Anthropologie Criminelle_, 


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