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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

seduces a woman has usually himself in the first place been "seduced" by a 

woman. 

 

A well-known physician in Chicago tells me that on making inquiry 

of 25 middle-class married men in succession be found that 16 had 

been first seduced by a woman. An officer in the Indian Medical 

Service writes to me as follows: "Once at a club in Burma we were 

some 25 at table and the subject of first intercourse came up. 

All had been led astray by servants save 2, whom their sisters' 

governesses had initiated. We were all men in the 'service,' so 

the facts may be taken to be typical of what occurs in our 

stratum of society. All had had sexual relations with respectable 

unmarried girls, and most with the wives of men known to their 

fathers, in some instances these being old enough to be their 

lovers' mothers. Apparently up to the age of 17 none had dared to 

make the first advances, yet from the age of 13 onward all had 

had ample opportunity for gratifying their sexual instincts with 

women. Though all had been to public schools where homosexuality 

was known to occur, yet (as I can assert from intimate knowledge) 

none had given signs of inversion or perversion in Burma." 

 

In Russia, Tchlenoff, investigating the sexual life of over 2000 

Moscow students of upper and middle class (_Archives 

d'Anthropologie Criminelle_, Oct.-Nov., 1908), found that in half 

of them the first coitus took place between 14 and 17 years of 

age; in 41 per cent, with prostitutes, in 39 per cent, with 

servants, and in 10 per cent, with married women. In 41 per cent, 

the young man declared that he had taken the initiative, in 25 

per cent, the women took it, and in 23 per cent, the incitement 

came from a comrade. 

 

The histories I have recorded in Appendix B (as well as in the 

two following volumes of these _Studies_) very well illustrate 

the tendency of young girls to manifest sexual impulses when 

freed from the constraint which they feel in the presence of 

adult men and from the fear of consequences. These histories show 

especially how very frequently nurse-maids and servant-girls 

effect the sexual initiation of the young boys intrusted to them. 

How common this impulse is among adolescent girls of low social 

class is indicated by the fact that certainly the majority of 

middle-class men can recall instances from their own childhood. 

(I here leave out of account the widespread practice among nurses 

of soothing very young children in their charge by manipulating 

the sexual organs.) 

 

A medical correspondent, in emphasizing this point, writes that 

"many boys will tell you that, if a nurse-girl is allowed to 

sleep in the same room with them, she will attempt sexual 

manipulations. Either the girl gets into bed with the boy and 

pulling him on to her tickles the penis and inserts it into the 

vulva, making the boy imitate sexual movements, or she simply 

masturbates the child, to get him excited and interested, often 

showing him the female sexual opening in herself or in his 

sisters, teaching him to finger it. In fact, a nurse-girl may 

ruin a boy, chiefly, I think, because she has been brought up to 

regard the sexual organs as a mystery, and is in utter ignorance 

about them. She thus takes the opportunity of investigating the 

boy's penis to find out how it works, etc., in order to satisfy 

her curiosity. I know of a case in which a nurse in a fashionable 

London Square garden used to collect all the boys and girls 

(gentlemen's children) in a summer-house when it grew dark, and, 

turning up her petticoats, invite all the boys to look at and 

feel her vulva, and also incite the older boys of 12 or 14 to 

have coitus with her. Girls are afraid of pregnancy, so do not 

allow an adult penis to operate. I think people should take on a 


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