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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

 

HISTORY XIV.--J.E., professional man, aged 32. Public school and 

university education, in which he did well. From age of 6 or 7 

had strong sexual emotions, and from 9 sexually pleasurable 

dreams, though no emission till 12 or 13. He remembers the 

association of sexual excitement with whipping, either at sight 

or imagination of it, and this feeling was certainly shared by 

boys aged 9 to 12 at his private boarding-school and others at 

the public school later on. His nurse-maid used to invent excuses 

for beating his nates with a long lead-pencil when he was aged 

about 7, and he saw occasional whippings with clothes removed in 

the family nursery. 

 

When nearly 16 he was initiated into masturbation, which at once 

coincided with rapid mental development and success at school. He 

has practised it ever since under same conditions and 

restrictions as marital intercourse. Religion has never acted as 

any restraint, and the best restraint to all young people, in his 

opinion, is to warn them on hygienic grounds. (He became a 

freethinker at 17, partly on observing the inconsistency of 

religious persons in this connection. He was twice set upon by 

Catholics when 16, who attempted mutual masturbation.) He can 

vaguely remember some such warning when very young from his 

mother. 

 

No intercourse with women till age of 19, though strong 

homosexual feelings from 10 upward, associated with feminine 

youths. These feelings were quite distinct from feelings of 

affection and friendship for more virile youths. An attack of 

gonorrhea at 21 was followed by an operation for circumcision, 

which had beneficial effects, but did not prevent an attack of 

syphilis at age of 23, caught at a guaranteed state establishment 

in France. Intercourse almost always with prostitutes, on 

prudential and worldly grounds, though what he approves would be 

greater laxity between boys and girls, with proper safeguards 

against undesired offspring. He is now happily married. He only 

indulges in masturbation at times when intercourse is impossible 

(e.g., childbirth). It is then practised once or twice a week in 

the early morning; overnight it causes troubled sleep, brain 

activity, and constipation. This seems ethically more desirable 

unless the wife were to condone physical infidelity, which she 

would not, and even then there might be risks of venereal 

disease. His general health and working power are in all respects 

excellent, as the venereal diseases were speedily and thoroughly 

cured. Homosexual feeling has entirely disappeared since 

marriage. 

 

HISTORY XV.--G.D., English; aged 60. "My earliest essays in 

juvenile vice were due not so much to unguarded as to unguided 

ignorance. I slipped where my natural protectors suspected no 

danger, and I fell because I had never been warned of the 

treacherous nature of the ground. Before or soon after I was 7 

years old, the example of an elder brother, who had lately begun 

to go to school as a day-boy, initiated me into the mysteries of 

masturbation, which seemed to me then as harmless as it was 

fascinating; and the novel pleasure was almost daily indulged in, 

after I had acquired sufficient dexterity to accomplish the act 

within a reasonable time, without a twinge of conscience, either 

in that brother's company or when alone. Decency demanded secrecy 

in the gratification of what soon became an imperious desire, 

and the preliminary operations included, almost from the first, 

mutual _fellatio_ and approximation of the excited organs; but 

similar privacy was very properly sought during the performance 

of other bodily acts associated with those 'less honorable 

members,' and it appeared to me quite as natural and right for us 

to amuse ourselves together in that way as for a married couple 


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