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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

than one occasion turned toward a hedge and pretended to make 

water, when a girl had just passed me on the road, showing a 

_turgens cauda_ if she should chance out of curiosity to look 

back, as once, at any rate, happened. 

 

"I watched with interest the first indications of puberty in my 

own person. I had, of course, seen the pubic hair on many of my 

own sex, but I was 17 when I first saw a naked woman. She was 

standing at the door of her machine, wringing out her 

bathing-dress, as I swam past, and her face was hidden by the 

awning then used, so that she could not see me. A slight effusion 

of limpid mucus began to characterize the orgasm, at the age of 

12 or 13 (before any ejaculation of semen was experienced), such 

as exuded later from the _urethra_ when salacious excitement 

reached a certain pitch, even though the final climax might be 

postponed or prevented altogether. I found it a refinement of 

luxury to prolong the period of tumescence as far as possible, by 

frequently checking a too rapid progress toward the goal. By this 

practice of repeated arrest when the orgasm was imminent, and the 

mental debauchery which was its habitual accompaniment, I believe 

I did my nervous system more damage than by anything else--even 

the early age at which the dangerous indulgence became 

established. Nocturnal emissions (the sequel of lascivious 

dreams) commenced when I was about 15, at which age I had my 

first experience of an involuntary discharge when awake, under 

the influence of purely mental emotion; but this latter mode of 

escape did not often happen, and later on ceased altogether. My 

muscular strength was not impaired by too frequent indulgence, 

and I acquired some athletic prowess on the football field and on 

the running path, both as a boy and as a young man. Walking tours 

were for long my favorite recreation, even after the bicycle 

became an increasing attraction. My health, however, suffered in 

other ways from too constant absorption in lustful thoughts, 

which found vent in erotic verses and tales, generally destroyed 

soon after they were written. I have been subject since I was a 

boy to more or less prolonged fits of mental depression. How far 

I have inherited this tendency (my father and his father both 

married first cousins, and a neurotic diathesis has been 

characteristic of our family), or how far it has been aggravated 

by pernicious habits, I cannot say; cause and effect have no 

doubt acted and reacted on each other. 

 

"As I grew toward adolescence I endeavored to make self-abuse as 

close an imitation as possible of sexual intercourse by such 

methods as may be easily imagined. My biological studies (I won a 

scholarship and took honors at my university) were directed with 

most intent predilection toward the reproductive system, 

particularly the modifications of the copulatory organs in 

different animals and the diverse manner of their employment. The 

sexual instinct, whether in its normal or abnormal 

manifestations, is a subject which has always had a strong 

attraction for me, nor has it lost its fascination with the 

growth of years (I am now 60) nor the competition of other 

interests. 

 

"My very limited experience of the sexual system in women would 

lead me to believe that the _clitoris_ is the only peculiarly 

sensitive part of the female _genitalia_, coition giving no 

pleasure unless 'the trigger of love' is simultaneously 

manipulated, as can be done when intromission is effected _a 

tergo_; that the mind of a normally healthy maiden is altogether 

free from sexual excitement of a physical kind, and that little 

curiosity is felt about the precise _modus operandi_ of conjugal 

intercourse; but, nevertheless, I have good reason to believe 


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