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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

Jan., 1906, p. 30.) 

 

Although masochism in a pronounced degree may be said to be rare 

in women, the love of active flagellation, and sadistic impulses 

generally are not uncommon among them. Bloch believes they are 

especially common among English women. Cases occur from time to 

time of extreme harshness, cruelty, degrading punishment, and 

semi-starvation inflicted upon children. The accused are most 

usually women, and when a man and woman in conjunction are 

accused it appears generally to have been the woman who played 

the more active part. But it is rarely demonstrated in these 

cases that the cruelty exercised had a definite sexual origin. 

There is nothing, for instance, to indicate true sadism in the 

famous English case in the eighteenth century of Mrs. Brownrigg 

(Bloch, _Geschlechtsleben in England_, vol. ii, p. 425). It may 

well be, however, in many of these cases that the real motive is 

sexual, although latent and unconscious. The normal sexual 

impulse in women is often obscured and disguised, and it would 

not be surprising if the perverse instinct is so likewise. 

 

It is noteworthy that a passion for whipping may be aroused by 

contact with a person who desires to be whipped. This is 

illustrated by the following case which has been communicated to 

me: "K. is a Jew, about 40 years of age, apparently normal. 

Nothing is known of his antecedents. He is a manufacturer with 

several shops. S., an Englishwoman, aged 25, entered his service; 

she is illegitimate, believed to have been reared in a brothel 

kept by her mother, is prepossessing in appearance. On entering 

K.'s service S. was continually negligent and careless. This so 

provoked K. that on one occasion he struck her. She showed great 

pleasure and confessed that her blunder had been deliberately 

intended to arouse him to physical violence. At her suggestion K. 

ultimately consented to thrash her. This operation took place in 

K.'s office, S. stripping for the purpose, and the leather 

driving band from a sewing-machine was used. S. manifested 

unmistakable pleasure during the flagellation, and connection 

occurred after it. These thrashings were repeated at frequent 

intervals, and K. found a growing liking for the operation on his 

own part. Once, at the suggestion of S., a girl of 13 employed by 

K. was thrashed by both K. and S. alternately. The child 

complained to her parents and K. made a money payment to them to 

avoid scandal, the parents agreeing to keep silence. Other women 

(Jewish tailoresses) employed by K. were subsequently thrashed by 

him. He asserts that they enjoyed the experience. Mrs. K., 

discovering her husband's infatuation for S., commenced divorce 

proceedings. S. consented to leave the country at K.'s request, 

but returned almost immediately and was kept in hiding until the 

decree was granted. The mutual infatuation of K. and S. 

continues, though K. asserts that he cares less for her than 

formerly. Flagellation has, however, now become a passion with 

him, though he declares that the practice was unknown to him 

before he met S. His great fear is that he will kill S. during 

one of these operations. He is convinced that S. is not an 

isolated case, and that all women enjoy flagellation. He claims 

that the experiences of the numerous women whom he has now 

thrashed bear out this opinion; one of them is a wealthy woman 

separated from her husband, and is now infatuated with K." 

 

Flagellation, more especially in its masochistic form, is 

sometimes associated with true inversion. Moll presents the case 

of a young inverted woman of 26, showing, indeed, many other 

minor sexual anomalies, who is sexually excited when beaten with 

a switch. A whip would not do, and the blows must only be on the 


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