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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

complete and performed before puberty, in order to abolish sexual potency 

and desire as far as possible. Even when castration is effected in 

infancy, sexual desire is not necessarily rendered impossible. Thus Marie 

has recorded the case of an insane Egyptian eunuch whose penis and scrotum 

were removed in infancy; yet, he had frequent and intense sexual desire 

with ejaculation of mucus and believed that an invisible princess touched 

him and aroused voluptuous sensations. Although the body had a feminine 

appearance, the prostate was normal and the vesiculae seminales not 

atrophied.[11] It may be added that Lancaster[12] quotes the following 

remark, made by a resident for many years in the land, concerning Nubian 

eunuchs: "As far as I can judge, sex feeling exists unmodified by absence 

of the sexual organs. The eunuch differs from the man not in the absence 

of sexual passion, but only in the fact that he cannot fully gratify it. 

As far as he can approach a gratification of it he does so." In this 

connection it may be noted that (as quoted by Moll) Jaeger attributes the 

preference of some women--noted in ancient Rome and in the East--for 

castrated men as due not only to the freedom from risk of impregnation in 

such intercourse, but also to the longer duration of erection in the 

castrated. 

 

When castration is performed without removal of the penis it is said that 

potency remains for at least ten years afterward, and Disselhorst, who in 

his _Die accessorischen Geschlechtsdruesen der Wirbelthiere_ takes the same 

view as has been here adopted, mentions that, according to Pelikan (_Das 

Skopzentum in Ruessland_), those castrated at puberty are fit for coitus 

long afterward. When castration is performed for surgical reasons at a 

later age it is still less likely to affect potency or to change the 

sexual feelings.[13] Guinard concludes that the sexual impulse after 

castration is relatively more persistent in man than in the lower animals, 

and is sometimes even heightened, being probably more dependent on 

external stimuli.[14] 

 

Except in the East, castration is more often performed on women than on 

men, and then the evidence as to the influence of the removal of the 

ovaries on the sexual emotions shows varying results. It has been found 

that after castration sexual desire and sexual pleasure in coitus may 

either remain the same, be diminished or extinguished, or be increased. By 

some the diminution has been attributed to autosuggestion, the woman being 

convinced that she can no longer be like other women; the augmentation of 

desire and pleasure has been supposed to be due to the removal of the 

dread of impregnation. We have, of course, to take into account individual 

peculiarities, method of life, and the state of the health. 

 

In France Jayle ("Effets physiologiques de la Castration chez la 

Femme," _Revue de Gynecologie_, 1897, pp. 403-57) found that, 

among 33 patients in whom ovariotomy had been performed, in 18 

sexual desire remained the same, in 3 it was diminished, in 8 

abolished, in 3 increased; while pleasure in coitus remained the 

same in 17, was diminished in 1, abolished in 4, and increased in 

5, in 6 cases sexual intercourse was very painful. In two other 

groups of cases--one in which both ovaries and uterus were 

removed and another in which the uterus alone was removed--the 

results were not notably different. 

 

In Germany Glaeveke (_Archiv fuer Gynaekologie_, Bd. xxxv, 1889) 

found that desire remained in 6 cases, was diminished in 10, and 

disappeared in 11, while pleasure in intercourse remained in 8, 

was diminished in 10, and was lost in 8. Pfister, again (_Archiv 

fuer Gynaekologie_, Bd. lvi, 1898), examined this point in 99 

castrated women; he remarks that sexual desire and sexual 

pleasure in intercourse were usually associated, and found the 

former unchanged in 19 cases, decreased in 24, lost in 35, never 


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