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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

anaphrodism, in the sense of absence of the sexual impulse, never occurs 

at all, many women having confided to him that they had sexual desires, 

although those desires were not gratified by coitus. 

 

[161] _Op. cit._, p. 164. 

 

[162] Havelock Ellis, "Madame de Warens," _The Venture_, 1903. 

 

[163] It is interesting to observe that finally even Adler admits (op. 

cit., p. 155) that there is no such thing as _congenital_ lack of aptitude 

for sexual sensibility. 

 

[164] "I am not entirely satisfied with the testimony as to the alleged 

sexual anesthesia," a medical correspondent writes. "The same principle 

which makes the young harlot an old saint makes the repentant rake a 

believer in sexual anesthesia. Most of the medical men who believe, or 

claim to believe, that sexual anesthesia is so prevalent do so either to 

flatter their hysterical patients or because they have the mentality of 

the Hyacinthe of Zola's _Paris_." 

 

[165] _Differences in the Nervous Organization of Man and Woman_, 1891; 

chapter xiii, "Sexual Instinct in Men and Women Compared." 

 

[166] Matthews Duncan considered that "the healthy performance of the 

functions of child-bearing is surely connected with a well-regulated 

condition of desire and pleasure." "Desire and pleasure," he adds, "may be 

excessive, furious, overpowering, without bringing the female into the 

class of maniacs; they may be temporary, healthy, and moderate; they may 

be absent or dull." (Matthews Duncan, _Goulstonian Lectures on Sterility 

in Woman_, pp. 91, 121.) 

 

[167] Geoffrey Mortimer, _Chapters on Human Love_, 1898, ch. xvi. 

 

[168] I do not, however, attach much weight to this possibility. The 

sexual instinct among the lower social classes everywhere is subject to 

comparatively weak inhibition, and Loewenfeld is probably right in 

believing the women of the lower class do not suffer from sexual 

anesthesia to anything like the same extent as upper-class women. In 

England most women of the working class appear to have had sexual 

intercourse at some time in their lives, notwithstanding the risks of 

pregnancy, and if pregnancy occurs they refer to it calmly as an 

"accident," for which they cannot be held responsible; "Well, I couldn't 

help that," I have heard a young widow remark when mildly reproached for 

the existence of her illegitimate child. Again, among American negresses 

there seems to be no defect of sexual passion, and it is said that the 

majority of negresses in the Southern States support not only their 

children, but their lovers and husbands. 


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