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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

will cause the whole universe to shrivel into nothingness, under other 

circumstances will be a source of anguish, physical and mental. This is so 

to some extent even in the presence of the right and fit man. There can be 

no doubt whatever that the mucus which is so profusely poured out over the 

external sexual organs in woman during the excitement of sexual desire has 

for its end the lubrication of the parts and the facilitation of the 

passage of the intromittent organ. The most casual inspection of the cold, 

contracted, dry vulva in its usual aspect and the same when distended, 

hot, and moist suffices to show which condition is and which is not that 

ready for intercourse, and until the proper condition is reached it is 

certain that coitus should not be attempted. 

 

The varying sensitiveness of the female parts again offers difficulties. 

Sexual relations in women are, at the onset, almost inevitably painful; 

and to some extent the same experience may be repeated at every act of 

coitus. Ordinary tactile sensibility in the female genitourinary region is 

notably obtuse, but at the beginning of the sexual act there is normally a 

hyperesthesia which may be painful or pleasurable as excitement 

culminates, passing into a seeming anesthesia, which even craves for rough 

contact; so that in sexual excitement a woman normally displays in quick 

succession that same quality of sensibility to superficial pressure and 

insensibility to deep pressure which the hysterical woman exhibits 

simultaneously. 

 

Thus we see that a highly important practical result follows from the 

greater complexity of the sexual apparatus in women and the greater 

difficulty with which it is aroused. In coitus the orgasm tends to occur 

more slowly in women than in men. It may easily happen that the whole 

process of detumescence is completed in the man before it has begun in 

his partner, who is left either cold or unsatisfied. This is one of the 

respects in which women remain nearer than men to the primitive stage of 

humanity. 

 

In the Hippocratic treatise, _Of Generation_, it is stated that, 

while woman has less pleasure in coitus than man, her pleasure 

lasts longer. (_Oeuvres d'Hippocrate_, edition Littre, vol. vii, 

p. 477.) 

 

Beaunis considers that the slower development of the orgasm in 

women is the only essential difference in the sexual process in 

men and women. (Beaunis, _Les Sensations Internes_, 1889, p. 

151.) This characteristic of the sexual impulse in women, though 

recognized for so long a period, is still far too often ignored 

or unknown. There is even a superstition that injurious results 

may follow if the male orgasm is not effected as rapidly as 

possible. That this is not so is shown by the experiences of the 

Oneida community in America, who in their system of sexual 

relationship carried prolonged intercourse without ejaculation to 

an extreme degree. There can be no doubt whatever that very 

prolonged intercourse gives the maximum amount of pleasure and 

relief to the woman. Not only is this the very decided opinion of 

women who have experienced it, but it is also indicated by the 

well-recognized fact that a woman who repeats the sexual act 

several times in succession often experiences more intense orgasm 

and pleasure with each repetition. 

 

This point is much better understood in the East than in the 

West. The prolongation of the man's excitement, in order to give 

the woman time for orgasm, is, remarks Sir Richard Burton 

(_Arabian Nights_, vol. v, p. 76), much studied by Moslems, as 

also by Hindoos, who, on this account, during the orgasm seek to 

avoid overtension of muscles and to preoccupy the brain. During 

coitus they will drink sherbet, chew betel-nut, and even smoke. 

Europeans devote no care to this matter, and Hindoo women, who 

require about twenty minutes to complete the act, contemptuously 


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