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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

bladder tended to enhance sexual feelings, and occasionally 

resorted to this physical measure of heightening excitement.) All 

the physical sensations of sexual desire were called out by these 

day-dreams, with abundant secretion, but never the orgasm. Her 

reveries never led to masturbation or to allied manifestations, 

which have never taken place. Such a method of relief has, 

indeed, never offered any temptation to her and she doubts even 

its possibility in her case. (At a later period of life, however, 

at the age of 31, masturbation began and was practised at 

intervals.) At the same time she remarks that, while no orgasm 

(of which, indeed, she was then ignorant) ever occurred, the 

sexual excitement produced by the day-dreams was sufficiently 

great to cause a feeling of relief afterward. These day-dreams 

were the only way in which the sexual erethism was discharged. 

She cannot recall having erotic dreams or any sexual 

manifestations during sleep. 

 

Spontaneous sexual excitement was present a few days before 

menstruation, and fairly marked during and immediately after the 

period. It also tended to recur in the middle of the 

intermenstrual period. 

 

The pleasurable sensation connected with the smell of leather 

became more marked as she approached adult age. It was especially 

pronounced about the age of 24, and the sexual emotion it 

produced (with moisture of the vulva) was then clearly conscious. 

No other odor produced this effect in such a marked degree. It 

was often associated with leather bags, but not with boots, 

though on rubbing the leather of shoes she found that this odor 

was given out. She cannot account for its origin, and does not 

connect any association with it. It never affected her conduct or 

led to fetichistic habits. 

 

Some other odors affect her in the same way, though not to the 

same degree as leather. This is more especially the case with 

some flowers, especially white flowers with heavy odors, like 

gardenias. Many flowers, on the other hand, like primroses, seem 

rather opposed to sex effect, too fresh, though stimulating to 

the mind. Some artificial scents tend to produce sexual effects 

also. Personal odors have no influence of this kind. (At a later 

period the sexual influence of personal odors was occasionally 

experienced, but the present history deals only with the period 

before marriage.) 

 

She believes that most beautiful things, however unconnected with 

sex, have a tendency to produce distinctively sexual feelings in 

a faint degree, although sometimes more marked, with secretion. 

She has, however, never experienced homosexual feeling, and, on 

first consideration, was inclined to believe that the sight of a 

beautiful woman had no sexual effect on her, though she could 

quite understand such an effect. Subsequently, on recalling as 

well as observing her experiences more carefully, she found that 

a lovely woman's face and figure (especially on one occasion the 

very graceful figure of a beautiful fairy in a ballet) produced 

distinct sexual sensations (with mucous emission). Music, 

however, has strongly emotional effects upon her, and she cannot 

recall that she ever felt any equally powerful influence of this 

kind in the absence of music. 

 

Looking back on the development of her feelings she finds that, 

though in some respects they may have been slow, they were 

simple, natural, spontaneous, and correspond to "the dawning and 

progress which go on in the development of every girl. While it 

is going on in actual fact, the girl does not know or bother 

herself about trying to understand it. Afterward it seems quite 

clear and simple. Full occupation of the brain, and hands too, 


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