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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

criminals, if it is true that they are themselves often very 

insensitive, may, in the excitement of the moment, imagine that 

they are only inflicting trifling pain, as it would be to them, 

and that their victim's feelings are really pleasurable. The men 

I have known most given to inflicting pain are all particularly 

tender-hearted when their passions are not in question. I cannot 

understand how (as in a case mentioned by Krafft-Ebing) a man 

could find any pleasure in binding a girl's hands except by 

imagining what he supposed were her feelings, though he would 

probably be unconscious that he put himself in her place. 

 

"As a child I exercised a good deal of authority and influence 

over my youngest sister. It used to give me considerable pleasure 

to be somewhat arbitrary and severe with her, but, though I never 

admitted it to myself or to her, I knew instinctively that she 

took pleasure in my treatment. I used to give her childish 

lessons, over which I was very strict. I invented catechisms and 

chapters of the Bible in which elder sisters were exhorted to 

keep their juniors under discipline, and younger sisters were 

commanded to give implicit submission and obedience. Some parts 

of the _Imitation_ lent themselves to this sort of parody, which 

never struck me as in any way irreverent. I used to give her 

arbitrary orders to 'exercise her in obedience,' as I told her, 

and I used to punish her if she disobeyed me. In all this I was, 

_though only half consciously_, guided through my own feelings as 

to what I should have liked in her place. For instance, I would 

make her put down her playthings and come and repeat a lesson; 

but, though she was in appearance having her will subdued to 

mine, I always chose a moment when I foresaw she would soon be 

tired of play. There was sufficient resistance to make restraint 

pleasurable, not enough to render it irksome. In my punishments I 

acted on a similar principle. I used to tie her hands behind her 

(like the man in Krafft-Ebing's case), but only for a few 

moments; I once shut her in a sort of cupboard-room, also for a 

very short time. On two or three occasions I completely undressed 

her, made her lie down on the bed, tied her hands and feet to the 

bedstead, and gave her a slight whipping. I did not wish to hurt 

her, only to inflict just enough pain to produce the desire to 

move or resist. _My pleasure, a very keen one, came from the 

imagined excitement produced by the thwarting of this desire_. 

(Are not your own words--that 'emotion' is 'motion in a more or 

less arrested form'--an epigrammatic summary of all this, though 

in a somewhat different connection?) I did not undress her from 

any connection of nakedness with sexual feeling, but simply to 

enhance her feeling of helplessness and defenselessness under my 

hands. If I were a man and the woman I loved were refractory I 

should undress her before finding fault with her. A woman's dress 

symbolizes to her the protection civilization affords to the weak 

and gives her a fictitious strength. Naked, she is face to face 

with primitive conditions, her weakness opposed to the man's 

power. Besides, the sense of shame at being naked under the eyes 

of a man who regarded her with displeasure would extend itself to 

her offense and give him a distinct, though perhaps unfair, 

advantage. I used the bristle side of a brush to chastise her 

with, as suggesting the greatest amount of severity with the 

least possible pain. In fact, my idea was to produce the maximum 

of emotion with the minimum of actual discomfort. 

 

"You must not, however, suppose that at the time I reasoned about 

it at all in this way. I was very fond of her, and honestly 


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