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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

Steinach has also in later experiments ("Geschlechtstrieb und 

echt Sekundaere Geschlechtsmerkmale als Folge der 

innerskretorischen Funktion der Keimdrusen," _Zentralblatt fuer 

Physiologie_, Bd. xxiv, Nu. 13, 1910) argued against any local 

nervous influence. He found in _Rana fusca_ and _esculenta_ that 

after castration in autumn the impulse to grasp the female 

persisted in some degrees and then disappeared, reappearing in a 

slight degree, however, every winter at the normal period of 

sexual activity. But when the testicular substance of actively 

sexual frogs was injected into the castrated frogs it exerted an 

elective action on the sexual reflex, sometimes in a few hours, 

but the action is, Steinach concludes, first central. The 

testicular secretion of frogs that were not sexually active had 

no stimulating action, but if the frogs were sexually active the 

injection of their central nervous substance was as effective as 

their testicular substance. In either case, Steinach concludes, 

there is the removal of an inhibition which is in operation at 

sexually quiescent periods. 

 

Speaking generally, Steinach considers that there is a process of 

"erotisation" (Erotisieurung) of the nervous center under the 

influence of the internal testicular secretions, and that this 

persists even when the primary physical stimulus has been 

removed. 

 

The experience of veterinary surgeons also shows that the sexual impulse 

tends to persist in animals after castration. Thus the ox and the gelding 

make frequent efforts to copulate with females in heat. In some cases, at 

all events in the case of the horse, castrated animals remain potent, and 

are even abnormally ardent, although impregnation cannot, of course, 

result.[8] 

 

The results obtained by scientific experiment and veterinary experience on 

the lower animals are confirmed by observation of various groups of 

phenomena in the human species. There can be no doubt that castrated men 

may still possess sexual impulses. This has been noted by observers in 

various countries in which eunuchs are made and employed.[9] 

 

It is important to remember that there are different degrees of 

castration, for in current language these are seldom 

distinguished. The Romans recognized four different degrees: 1. 

True _castrati_, from whom both the testicles and the penis had 

been removed. 2. _Spadones_, from whom the testicles only had 

been removed; this was the most common practice. 3. _Thlibiae_, in 

whom the testicles had not been removed, but destroyed by 

crushing; this practice is referred to by Hippocrates. 4. 

_Thlasiae_, in whom the spermatic cord had simply been cut. 

Millant, from whose Paris thesis (_Castration Criminelle et 

Maniaque_, 1902) I take these definitions, points out that it was 

recognized that _spadones_ remained apt for coitus if the 

operation was performed after puberty, a fact appreciated by many 

Roman ladies, _ad seouras libidinationes_, as St. Jerome 

remarked, while Martial (lib. iv) said of a Roman lady who sought 

eunuchs: "Vult futui Gallia, non parere." (See also Millant, _Les 

Eunuques a Travers les Ages_, 1909, and articles by Lipa Bey and 

Zambaco, _Sexual-Probleme_, Oct. and Dec., 1911.) 

 

In China, Matignon, formerly physician to the French legation in Pekin, 

tells us that eunuchs are by no means without sexual feeling, that they 

seek the company of women and, he believes, gratify their sexual desires 

by such methods as are left open to them, for the sexual organs are 

entirely removed. It would seem probable that, the earlier the age at 

which the operation is performed, the less marked are the sexual desires, 

for Matignon mentions that boys castrated before the age of 10 are 

regarded by the Chinese as peculiarly virginal and pure.[10] At 

Constantinople, where the eunuchs are of negro race, castration is usually 


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