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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

believed I was doing it for her good. Had I realized then, as I 

do now, that my sole aim and object was physical pleasure, I 

believe my pleasure would have ceased; in any case I should not 

have felt justified in so treating her. Do I at all persuade you 

that my pleasure was a reflection of hers? That it was, I think, 

is clear from the fact that I only obtained it when she was 

willing to submit. Any _real_ resistance or signs that I was 

overpassing the boundary of pleasure in her and urging on pain 

without excitement caused me to desist and my own pleasure to 

cease. 

 

"I disclaim all altruism in my dealings with my sister. What 

occurs appears to me to be this: A situation appeals to one in 

imagination and one at once desires to transfer it to the realms 

of fact, being one's self one of the principal actors. If it is 

the passive side which appeals to one, one would prefer to be 

passive; but if that is not obtainable then one takes the active 

part as next best. In either case, however, it is _the 

realization of the imagined situation_ that gives the pleasure, 

not the other person's pleasure as such, although his or her 

supposed pleasure creates the situation. If I were a man it would 

afford me great delight to hold a woman over a precipice, even if 

she disliked it. The idea appeals to me so strongly that I could 

not help _imagining_ her pleasure, though I might _know_ she got 

none, and even though she made every demonstration of fear and 

dislike of it. The situation so often imagined would have become 

a fact. It seems to me I have to say a thing is and is not in the 

same breath, but the confusion is only in the words. 

 

"Let me give you another example: I have a tame pigeon which has 

a great affection for me. It sits on my shoulder and squats down 

with its wings out as birds do when courting, pecking me to make 

me take notice of it, and flickering its wings. I like to hold it 

so that it can't move its wings, because I imagine this increases 

its excitement. If it struggles, or seems to dislike my holding 

it, I let it go. 

 

"In an early engagement (afterward broken off) my _fiance_ used 

to take an evident pleasure in telling me how he would punish me 

if I disobeyed him when we were married. Though we had but little 

in common mentally, I was frequently struck with the similarity 

between his ideas and what my own had been in regard to my 

sister. He used his authority over me most capriciously. On one 

occasion he would not let me have any supper at a dance. On 

another he objected to my drinking black coffee. No day passed 

without a command or prohibition on some trifling point. Whenever 

he saw, though, that I really disliked the interference or made 

any decided resistance, which happened very seldom, he let me 

have my own way at once. I cannot but think, when I recall the 

various circumstances, that he got a certain pleasure, as I had 

done with my sister, by an almost unconscious transference of my 

feelings to himself. 

 

"I find, too, that, when I want a man to say or do to me what 

would cause me pleasure and he does not gratify me, I feel an 

intense longing to change places, to be the man and make him, as 

the woman, feel what I want to feel. Combined with this is a 

sense of irritation at not being gratified and a desire to punish 

him for my deprivation, for his stupidity in not saying or doing 

the right thing. I don't feel any anger at a man not caring for 

me, but only for not divining my feelings when he does care. 

 

"Now let me take another case: that of the man who used to 

experience pleasure when surprising a woman making water. (Cf. 

_Archives d'Anthropologie Criminelle_, Nov. 15, 1900.) Here the 

woman's embarrassment appears to be a factor; but it seems to me 


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