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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

no diminution is produced, but a more or less durable increase, exactly as 

though there had been an agreeable excitation. Moreover, the stimulus 

which appears painful in a state of repose loses that painful character 

either partially or completely when acting on the same subject in a more 

and more fatigued state." Fere defines a painful stimulus as a strong 

excitation which causes displays of energy which the will cannot utilize; 

when, as a result of diminished sensibility, the excitants are attenuated, 

the will can utilize them, and so there is no pain.[153] These experiments 

had no reference to the sexual instinct, but it will be seen at once that 

they have an extremely significant bearing on the subject before us, for 

they show us the mechanism of the process by which in an abnormal organism 

pain becomes a sexual stimulant. 

 

 

FOOTNOTES: 

 

[136] Erasmus Darwin, _Zooenomia_, vol. i, p. 496. 

 

[137] K. Groos, _Spiele der Menschen_, pp. 200-210. 

 

[138] Hirn, _Origins of Art_, p. 54. Reference may here perhaps be made to 

the fact that unpleasant memories persist in women more than in men 

(_American Journal of Psychology_, 1899, p. 244). This had already been 

pointed out by Coleridge. "It is a remark that I have made many times," we 

find it said in one of his fragments (_Anima Poetae_, p. 89), "and many 

times, I guess, shall repeat, that women are infinitely fonder of clinging 

to and beating about, hanging upon and keeping up, and reluctantly letting 

fall any doleful or painful or unpleasant subject, than men of the same 

class and rank." 

 

[139] Groos, _Spiele der Thiere_, p. 251. Maeder (_Jahrbuch fuer 

Psychoanalytische Forschungen_, 1909, vol. i, p. 149) mentions an 

epileptic girl of 22 who masturbates when she is in a rage with anyone. 

 

[140] Krafft-Ebing, _Psychopathia Sexualis_, English translation of tenth 

edition, p. 78. 

 

[141] Stanley Hall, "A Study of Anger," _American Journal of Psychology_, 

July, 1899, p. 549. 

 

[142] Krafft-Ebing refers to such a case as recorded by Schulz, 

_Psychopathia Sexualis_, p. 78. 

 

[143] Fere, _L'Instinct sexuel_, p. 213. 

 

[144] C.F. von Schlichtegroll, _Sacher-Masoch und der Masochismus_, p. 31. 

 

[145] _Archivio di Psichiatria_, vol. xv, p. 120. Mention may also be made 

of the cases (described as hysterical mixoscopia by Kiernan, _Alienist and 

Neurologist_, May, 1903) in which young women address to themselves 

anonymous letters of an abusive and disgusting character, and show them to 

others. 

 

[146] Stanley Hall, loc. cit., p. 587. 

 

[147] _Archives de Neurologie_, Oct., 1907. 

 

[148] G. Stanley Hall, "A Study of Fears," _American Journal of 

Psychology_, vol. viii, No. 2. 

 

[149] A. Cullerre, "De l'Excitation Sexuelle dans les Psychopathies 

Anxieuses," _Archives de Neurologie_, Feb., 1905. 

 

[150] L. Gurlitt (_Die Neue Generation_, July, 1909). Moll (_Sexualleben 

des Kindes_, p. 84) also give examples of the connection between anxiety 

and sexual excitement. Freud (_Der Wahn und die Traueme in Jensen's 

Gradiva_, p. 52) considers that in dream-interpretation we may replace 

"terror" by "sexual excitement." In noting the general sexual effects of 

fear, we need not strictly separate the group of cases in which the sexual 

effects are physical only, and fail to be circuited through the brain. 

 

[151] See the article on "Neurasthenia" by Rudolf Arndt in Tuke's 

_Dictionary of Psychological Medicine_. 

 

[152] Lunier, _Annales Medico-psychologiques_, 1849, p. 153. 

 

[153] Fere, _Comptes-rendus de la Societe de Biologie_, December 15 and 

22, 1900; id., _Annee Psychologique_, seventh year, 1901, pp. 82-129; more 

especially the same author's _Travail et Plaisir_, 1904. 

 


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