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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

fascination in the idea of restraint, whether endured, inflicted, 

or merely witnessed or imagined; the feet become the chief focus 

of this fascination, and the basis on which a foot-fetichism or 

shoe-fetichism tends to arise, because restraint of the feet 

produces a more marked effect than restraint of the hands. 

 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

[120] An attenuated and symbolic form of this impulse is seen in the 

desire to strangle birds with the object of stimulating or even satisfying 

sexual desire. Prostitutes are sometimes acquainted with men who bring a 

live pigeon with them to be strangled just before intercourse. Lanphear, 

of St. Louis (_Alienist and Neurologist_, May, 1907, p. 204) knew a woman, 

having learned masturbation in a convent school, who was only excited and 

not satisfied by coitus with her husband, and had to rise from bed, catch 

and caress a chicken, and finally wring its neck, whereupon orgasm 

occurred. 

 

[121] Even young girls, however, may experience pleasure in the playful 

attempt to strangle. Thus a lady speaking of herself at the time of 

puberty, when she was in the habit of masturbating, writes 

(_Sexual-Probleme_, Aug., 1909, p. 636): "I acquired a desire to seize 

people, especially girls, by the throat, and I enjoyed their way of 

screaming out." 

 

[122] Godard observed that when animals are bled, or felled, as well as 

strangled, there is often abundant emission, rich in spermatozoa, but 

without erection, though accompanied by the same movements of the tail as 

during copulation. Robin (art. "Fecondation," _Dictionnaire Encyclopedique 

des Sciences Medicales_), who quotes this observation, has the following 

remarks on this subject: "Ejaculation occurring at the moment when the 

circulation, maintained artificially, stops is a fact of significance. 

It shows how congestive conditions--or inversely anemic 

conditions--constitute organic states sufficient to set in movement the 

activity of the nerve-centers, as is the case for muscular 

contractility.... Everything leads us to believe that at the moment when 

the motor nervous action takes place the corresponding sensitive centers 

also come into play." It must be added that Minovici, in his elaborate 

study of death by hanging ("Etude sur la Pendaison," _Archives 

d'Anthropologie Criminelle_, 1905, especially p. 791 et seq.), concludes 

that the turgescence of penis and flow of spermatic fluid (sometimes only 

prostatic secretion) usually observed in these cases is purely passive and 

generally, though not always, of post-mortem occurrence. There is, 

therefore, no sexual pleasure in death by hanging, and persons who have 

been rescued at the last moment have experienced no voluptuous sensations. 

This was so even in the case, referred to by Minovici, of a man who hanged 

himself solely with the object of producing sexual pleasure. 

 

[123] Eulenburg, _Sexuale Neuropathie_, p. 114. 

 

[124] Bernaldo de Quiros and Llanos Aguilaniedo (_La Mala Vida en Madrid_, 

p. 294) knew the case of a man who found pleasure in lying back on an 

inclined couch while a prostitute behind him pulled at a slipknot until he 

was nearly suffocated; it was the only way in which he could attain sexual 

gratification. 

 

[125] Arrest of respiration, it may be noted, may accompany strong sexual 

excitement, as it may some other emotional states; one recalls passages in 

the _Arabian Nights_ in which we are told of ladies who at the sight of a 

very beautiful youth "felt their reason leave them, yearned to embrace the 

marvelous youth, and _ceased breathing_." Inhibited respiration is indeed, 

as Stevens shows ("Study of Attention," _American Journal of Psychology_, 

Oct., 1905), a characteristic of all active attention. 

 

[126] The exact part played by the respiration and even the circulation in 

constituting emotional states is still not clear, although various 

experiments have been made; see, e.g., Angell and Thompson, "A Study of 


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