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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

the engagement was of short duration, or the strain and 

anticipation of that time might have been injurious to the health 

of both. As usual, in his outward relations toward women, so 

toward his _fiancee_, he was prepared for chaste caresses only. 

This, however, did not suffice for her hot and passionate nature. 

They went as far as possible short of actual coitus. 

 

"After a few months, however, the marriage took place, and, at 

first, this brought him bitter disappointment and seemed to 

confirm his worst fears. He found himself quite unable to have 

pleasure or satisfactory coitus; quite incapable, with any 

erection that he could command, of introducing his well-developed 

penis into his wife's extremely narrow and contracted vagina. 

About a fortnight after the marriage, however, on his return from 

their short wedding tour, he felt much stronger and copulated 

with her, especially in the early mornings, so satisfactorily 

that she soon found herself with child. Coitus now began to be 

much more pleasurable for him, but to his wife still attended 

with pain. 

 

"After nine months of married life, the child, the only offspring 

of the marriage, a healthy girl, was born. The stress of this 

time, the upsetting of his wife's health, her nervous breakdown 

and consequently uncertain temper, seemed for a period of nearly 

two years effectually to repress any sexual desire in the 

husband, and this period is perhaps the chastest of his life. 

Desire seemed to be the one thing absent. The revulsion of 

feeling in his wife was remarkable. The erstwhile amorous 

_fiancee_, who could hardly wait until marriage to test her 

lover, became now the wife and mother who hardly wished to be 

touched by her husband. 

 

"Her health, however, gradually improved and a more normal state 

of affairs was brought about, which has continued to the present 

day, broken only by periods of abstention, chiefly caused by the 

attacks of anemia and menstrual irregularities from which his 

wife suffers from time to time. Ordinarily, he enjoys coitus once 

or twice in the month, hardly oftener, taking one month with 

another. At one time he exemplified in his own person the saying 

_omne animal post coitum triste_, but now happily this depression 

of spirits is rarely felt. Sometimes he has felt a depression of 

spirits, a general discontentedness, before experiencing a strong 

erection; in these cases coitus has cleared his spirits. He would 

naturally look upon coitus as an evacuation, although he 

recognizes the imperfectness of that view. For one thing he is 

constantly sorry, viz., that the act gives no pleasure to his 

wife, and that he has never been able to induce a crisis with her 

by normal means. In this state of affairs, knowing that 'apres 

coup' she was still unsatisfied, he slipped into the practice of 

rubbing the clitoris with his fingers until the emission takes 

place. To do this, they assume the position 'ille sub, illa 

super.' From his own limited marital experience, he has never 

been able to understand the stories of women who masturbate 

several times a day, as his wife would be physically incapable 

(so he believes) of anything of the kind, and only easily reaches 

the crisis in any circumstances during the first few days after 

the menstrual flow has ceased. In fine, while agreeing 

theoretically with Sir Richard Burton and others that the eastern 

style of coitus (directed with a view to the pleasure of your 

partner) is the right one, it is one of his standing regrets that 

he is unable to practise it. In the place of the twenty minutes 

required by the women of India (according to Burton) he is happy 

if he can give two or three at the most, much as he would wish to 


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