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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

more fundamental in women. This is indicated by Naecke's 

observation that among idiots sexual manifestations are commoner 

in females than in males. Of 16 idiot girls, of the age of 16 and 

under, 15 certainly masturbated, sometimes as often as fourteen 

times a day, while the remaining girl probably masturbated; but 

of 25 youthful male idiots only 1 played with his penis. (P. 

Naecke, "Die Sexuellen Perversitaeten in der Irrenanstalt," 

_Psychiatrische Bladen_, 1899, No. 2, pp. 9, 12.) On the physical 

side Bourneville and Sollier found (_Progres medical_, 1888) that 

puberty is much retarded in idiot and imbecile boys, while J. 

Voisin (_Annales d'Hygiene Publique_, June, 1894) found that in 

idiot and imbecile girls, on the contrary, there is no lack of 

full sexual development or retardation of puberty, while 

masturbation is common. In women, it may be added, as Ball 

pointed out (_Folie erotique_, p. 40), sexual hallucinations are 

especially common, while under the influence of anesthetics 

erotic manifestations and feelings are frequent in women, but 

rare in men. (Havelock Ellis, _Man and Woman_, p. 256.) 

 

The fact that the first coitus has a much more profound moral and 

psychic influence on a woman than on a man would also seem to 

indicate how much more fundamental the sexual region is in women. 

The fact may be considered as undoubted. (It is referred to by 

Marro, _La Puberta_, p. 460.) The mere physical fact that, while 

in men coitus remains a merely exterior contact, in women it 

involves penetration into the sensitive and virginal interior of 

the body would alone indicate this difference. 

 

We are told that in the East there was once a woman named Moarbeda who was 

a philosopher and considered to be the wisest woman of her time. When 

Moarbeda was once asked: "In what part of a woman's body does her mind 

reside?" she replied: "Between her thighs." To many women,--perhaps, 

indeed, we might even say to most women,--to a certain extent may be 

applied--and in no offensive sense--the dictum of the wise woman of the 

East; in a certain sense their brains are in their wombs. Their mental 

activity may sometimes seem to be limited; they may appear to be passing 

through life always in a rather inert or dreamy state; but, when their 

sexual emotions are touched, then at once they spring into life; they 

become alert, resourceful, courageous, indefatigable. "But when I am not 

in love I am nothing!" exclaimed a woman when reproached by a French 

magistrate for living with a thief. There are many women who could truly 

make the same statement, not many men. That emotion, which, one is tempted 

to say, often unmans the man, makes the woman for the first time truly 

herself. 

 

"Women are more occupied with love than men," wrote De Senancour 

(_De l'Amour_, vol. ii, p. 59); "it shows itself in all their 

movements, animates their looks, gives to their gestures a grace 

that is always new, to their smiles and voices an inexpressible 

charm; they live for love, while many men in obeying love feel 

that they are forgetting themselves." 

 

Restif de la Bretonne (_Monsieur Nicolas_, vol. vi, p. 223) 

quotes a young girl who well describes the difference which love 

makes to a woman: "Before I vegetated; now all my actions have a 

motive, an end; they have become important. When I wake my first 

thought is 'Someone is occupied with me and desires me.' I am no 

longer alone, as I was before; another feels my existence and 

cherishes it," etc. 

 

"One is surprised to see in the south," remarks Bonstetten, in 

his suggestive book, _L'Homme du Midi et l'Homme du Nord_ 

(1824),--and the remark by no means applies only to the 

south,--"how love imparts intelligence even to those who are most 

deficient in ideas. An Italian woman in love is inexhaustible in 


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