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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

account in _Typee_ of the Marquesans (somewhat idealized, no doubt) 

reveals nothing that can fairly be called licentiousness. At Rotuma, J. 

Stanley Gardiner remarks, before the missionaries came sexual intercourse 

before marriage was free, but gross immorality and prostitution and 

adultery were unknown. Matters are much worse now.[205] The Maoris of New 

Zealand, in the old days, according to one who had lived among them, were 

more chaste than the English, and, though a chief might lend his wife to a 

friend as an honor, it would be very difficult to take her (_private 

communication_).[206] Captain Cook also represented these people as modest 

and virtuous. 

 

Among the Papuans of New Guinea and Torres Straits, although intercourse 

before marriage is free, it is by no means unbridled, nor is it carried to 

excess. There are many circumstances restraining intercourse. Thus, 

unmarried men must not indulge in it during October and November at Torres 

Straits. It is the general rule also that there should be no sexual 

intercourse during pregnancy, while a child is being suckled (which goes 

on for three or four years), or even until it can speak or walk.[207] In 

Astrolabe Bay, New Guinea, according to Vahness, a young couple must 

abstain from intercourse for several weeks after marriage, and to break 

this rule would be disgraceful.[208] 

 

As regards Australia, Brough Smyth wrote: "Promiscuous intercourse between 

the sexes is not practised by the aborigines, and their laws on the 

subject, particularly those of New South Wales, are very strict. When at 

camp all the young unmarried men are stationed by themselves at the 

extreme end, while the married men, each with his family, occupy the 

center. No conversation is allowed between the single men and the girls or 

the married women. Infractions of these laws were visited by punishment; 

... five or six warriors threw from a comparatively short distance several 

spears at him [the offender]. The man was often severely wounded and 

sometimes killed."[209] This author mentions that a black woman has been 

known to kill a white man who attempted to have intercourse with her by 

force. Yet both sexes have occasional sexual intercourse from an early 

age. After marriage, in various parts of Australia, there are numerous 

restraints on intercourse, which is forbidden not merely during 

menstruation, but during the latter part of pregnancy and for one moon 

after childbirth.[210] 

 

Concerning the people of the Malay Peninsula, Hrolf Vaughan Stevens 

states: "The sexual impulse among the Belendas is only developed to a 

slight extent; they are not sensual, and the husband has intercourse with 

his wife not oftener than three times a month. The women also are not 

ardent.... The Orang Laut are more sensual than the Dyaks, who are, 

however, more given to obscene jokes than their neighbors.... With the 

Belendas there is little or no love-play in sexual relations".[211] Skeat 

tells us also that among Malays in war-time strict chastity must be 

observed in a stockade, or the bullets of the garrison will lose their 

power.[212] 

 

It is a common notion that the negro and negroid races of Africa are 

peculiarly prone to sexual indulgence. This notion is not supported by 

those who have had the most intimate knowledge of these peoples. It 

probably gained currency in part owing to the open and expansive 

temperament of the negro, and in part owing to the extremely sexual 

character of many African orgies and festivals, though those might quite 

as legitimately be taken as evidence of difficulty in attaining sexual 

erethism. 

 

A French army surgeon, speaking from knowledge of the black races in 

various French colonies, states in his _Untrodden Fields of Anthropology_ 

that it is a mistake to imagine that the negress is very amorous. She is 

rather cold, and indifferent to the refinements of love, in which respects 

she is very unlike the mulatto. The white man is usually powerless to 


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