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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

of his own age. They were seated on a hillside overlooking a steep road, 

and at this moment a heavy wagon came up the road drawn by four horses, 

which struggled painfully up, encouraged by the cries and the whip of the 

driver. This sight increased the boy's sexual excitement, which reached 

its climax when one of the horses suddenly fell. He had never before 

experienced such intense excitement, and always afterward a similar 

spectacle of struggling horses produced a similar effect.[135] 

 

In this connection reference may be made to the frequency with which 

dreams of struggling horses occur in connection with disturbance or 

disease of the heart. In such cases it is clear that the struggling horses 

seem to dream-consciousness to embody and explain the panting struggles to 

which the heart is subjected. They become, as it were, a visual symbol of 

the cardiac oppression. In much the same way, it would appear, under the 

influence of sexual excitement, in which cardiac disturbance is one of the 

chief constituent elements, the struggling horses became a sexual symbol, 

and, having attained that position, they are henceforth alone adequate to 

produce sexual excitement. 

 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

[128] This opinion appears to be in harmony with the conclusions of 

Eulenburg, who has devoted special study to De Sade, and points out that 

the ordinary conception of "sadism" is much too narrow. (Eulenburg, 

_Sexuale Neuropathie_, 1895, p. 110 et seq.) 

 

[129] Casanova, _Memoires_, vol. viii, pp. 74-76. Goncourt in his 

_Journal_, under date of April, 1862 (vol. ii, p. 27), tells a story of an 

Englishman who engaged a room overlooking a scaffold where a murderer was 

to be hanged, proposing to take a woman with him and to avail himself of 

the excitement aroused by the scene. This scheme was frustrated by the 

remission of the death penalty. 

 

[130] _Alienist and Neurologist_, May, 1907, p. 204. 

 

[131] This spectacle of the spider and the fly seems indeed to be 

specially apt to exert a sexual influence. I have heard of a precisely 

similar case in a man of intellectual distinction, and another in a lady 

who acknowledged to a feeling of "exquisite pleasure," on one occasion, at 

the mere sound of the death agony of a fly in a spider's web. 

 

[132] Quoted by Obici and Marchesini, _Le Amicizie di Collegio_, p. 245. 

 

[133] It may be noted that we have already several times encountered this 

increase of excitement produced by arrest of movement. The effect is 

produced whether the arrest is witnessed or is actually experienced. "A 

man can increase a woman's excitement," a lady writes, "by forbidding her 

to respond in any way to his caresses. It is impossible to remain quite 

passive for more than a few seconds, but, during these few, excitement is 

considerably augmented." In a similar way I have been told of a man of 

brilliant intellectual ability who very seldom has connection with a woman 

without getting her to compress with her hand the base of the urethral 

canal to such an extent as to impede the passage of the semen. On 

withdrawal of the hand copious emission occurs, but it is the shock of the 

arrest caused by the constriction which gives him supreme pleasure. He has 

practised this method for years without evil results. 

 

[134] Fere, "Le Sadisme aux Courses de Taureaux," _Revue de medecine_, 

August, 1900. 

 

[135] Fere, _L'Instinct sexuel_, p. 255. 


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