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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

while it does not do away with desire, is a great help and 

safeguard to a growing girl, when combined with proper 

information about herself and her relation to man the animal, so 

that she may realize where she is and how to choose the right 

man--though under the best conditions failure may occur." 

 

HISTORY IX.--The subject belongs to a large family having some 

neurotic members; she spent her early life on a large farm. She 

is vigorous and energetic, has intellectual tastes, and is 

accustomed to think for herself, from unconventional standpoints, 

on many subjects. Her parents were very religious, and not, she 

thinks, of sensual temperament. Her own early life was free from 

associations of a sexual character, and she can recall little 

that now seems to be significant in this respect. She remembers 

that in childhood and for some time later she believed that 

children were born through the navel. Her activities went chiefly 

into humanitarian and utopian directions, and she cherished ideas 

of a large, healthy, free life, untrammeled by civilization. She 

regards herself as very passionate, but her sexual emotions 

appear to have developed very slowly and have been somewhat 

intellectualized. After reaching adult life she has formed 

several successive relationships with men to whom she has been 

attracted by affinity in temperament, in intellectual views, and 

in tastes. These relationships have usually been followed by some 

degree of disillusion, and so have been dissolved. She does not 

believe in legal marriage, though under fitting circumstances she 

would much like to have a child. 

 

She never masturbated until the age of 27. At that time a married 

friend told her that such a thing could be done. She found it 

gave her decided pleasure, indeed, more than coitus had ever 

given her except with one man. She has never practised it to 

excess, only at rare intervals, and is of the opinion that it is 

decidedly beneficial when thus moderately indulged in. She has 

sometimes found, for instance, that, after the mental excitement 

produced by delivering a lecture, sleep would be impossible if 

masturbation were not resorted to as a sedative to relieve the 

tension. 

 

Spontaneous sexual excitement is strongest just before the 

monthly period. 

 

Definite sexual dreams and sexual excitement during sleep have 

not occurred except possibly on one or two occasions. 

 

She has from girlhood experienced erotic day-dreams, imagining 

love-stories of which she herself was the heroine; the climax of 

these stories has developed with her own developing knowledge of 

sexual matters. 

 

She is not inverted, and has never been in love with a woman. She 

finds, however, that a beautiful woman is distinctly a sexual 

excitation, calling out definite physical manifestations of 

sexual emotion. She explains this by saying that she thinks she 

instinctively puts herself in the place of a man and feels as it 

seems to her a man would feel. 

 

She finds that music excites the sexual emotions, as well as many 

scents, whether of flowers, the personal odor of the beloved 

person, or artificial perfumes. 

 

HISTORY X.--The subject is of German extraction on both sides. 

The father is of marked intellectual tastes, as also is she 

herself. There is no unhealthy strain in the family so far as she 

is aware, though they all have very strong passions. She is well 

developed, healthy, vigorous, and athletic, any trouble to which 

she is subject being mainly due to overwork. 

 

Looking back on her childhood, she can now see various sexual 

manifestations occurring at a period when she was quite ignorant 

of sex matters. "The very first," she writes, "was at the age of 

6. I remember once sitting astride a banister while my parents 


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