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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 XVII.--R.L., American; aged 43; height, 5 ft. 7 in.; 

weight, about 145 lbs.; occupation, teacher; somewhat neurotic; a 

slight myopia associated with acute astigmatism and muscular 

weakness of the eyes, producing a tendency to migraine. Uric acid 

diathesis, producing occasionally severe neuralgia, particularly 

in the intestines. These symptoms have been more or less constant 

since very early childhood. General health very good. Not 

inclined to indulge in athletic sports, but prefers sedentary 

occupations and recreations. 

 

"My early ideas of sexual things are not very clear in 

recollection. I think that when 7 or 8 years of age I had a 

knowledge of the common or vulgar terms for intercourse and for 

the genital organs. Boys of my own age and slightly older would 

discuss sex relations, and I had a general knowledge that, in 

some way connected with the sexual act, 'babies were made.' We 

would tell, occasionally, lewd stories, and a few times attempted 

sexual practices with one another. Not till after puberty did I 

ever attempt masturbation. I must have been 9 or 10 years old 

before I learned that there was a difference in the sex organs of 

boys and girls. Up to this time I had supposed that intercourse 

was _per anum._ I attended a public school with both sexes. Talk 

among my boy associates was often nasty and concerned the sexual 

act with girls. At about 12 years I began to have erotic day 

dreams. I always had a sentimental attachment for some girl 

acquaintance whom I would idealize and with whom I would imagine 

myself having sex relations. As a matter of fact, there was no 

real sexual feeling about this. As I was very shy and timid 

naturally, I never made any kind of advances toward any of them, 

and they were entirely ignorant of any sentiments of affection in 

me. 

 

"Pubertal changes commenced, I presume, about the age of 131/2 

years. I place it at this period from the following 

circumstances, which are fixed very strongly in my memory: I had, 

as a child, a soprano voice that was praised considerably by 

older friends, and about which I was inordinately conceited, I 

enjoyed greatly taking part in operettas, cantatas, etc. The 

dramatic instinct, if so it may be called, has always been marked 

with me, and amateur dramatics are still my chief diversion. When 

I was about the age mentioned above my voice changed quite 

rapidly, greatly to my distress of mind, as I was obliged to give 

up taking a part for which I had been cast in a school 

entertainment. The memory of that disappointment is still 

poignant. Other changes, such as the appearance of the pubertal 

hair, must have made no impression on my mind, as I cannot 

recollect anything in connection therewith. No involuntary 

emissions occurred. Indeed, during periods of continence in later 

life, when the sexual tension has been very strong, I have had 

very few such emissions. 

 

"As a lad of 11 or 12, I had heard frequent allusions to 

masturbation by other boys who were older, but always in a way 

that indicated contempt. Yet there is no doubt now in my mind 

that the practice was very general. I think that I was probably 

about 15 when I decided to try the act. I think that there was 

little sex impulse in this decision. The animating purpose was 

rather curiosity. I succeeded in producing the complete orgasm 

and found it pleasurable, though there was a considerable shock 

of surprise at the ejaculation of semen. As nearly as I can 

estimate in my memory of an event as far back as this was, this 

was the beginning of definite sexual sensibility in me. I cannot 

but believe, however, that it would have been aroused sooner or 

later in some other way. Thereafter I would imagine myself 

embracing some of the girl friends to whom I have referred above, 


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