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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

 

"During my college life I associated with many boys who had more 

or less regular sexual relations with prostitutes or with girls 

who were not virtuous. Their attitude toward the practice was an 

immoral one. The ethical aspect of irregular sexual relations 

never concerned them. It certainly did not concern me. What I 

have learned through my conversations on the subject with my 

pupils makes it evident to me that this is the common feeling of 

most boys of the adolescent period. I think of two things which 

operated strongly to prevent my entering into sexual relations 

with girls during this period of my life. One was an esthetic 

repugnance to the average prostitute. These are the women most 

easily available to the youth whose sexual desires are developed. 

I do not remember ever having seen an avowed prostitute who did 

not seem repulsive to me. I confess to an inclination to 

priggishness. I preferred to associate with people whom I called 

'nice people.' It was fortunate for me that I was thrown into the 

society of a rather rough crowd of youths, who knocked a great 

deal of this snobbishness out of me. But it did act to prevent my 

having recourse to prostitution. A second preventive was my 

natural timidity in making advances to people. This has been a 

trait that I have never completely overcome. In my professional 

life this has been some detriment to my advancement. In the 

matter of sex relationship it tended to prevent my taking 

advantage of association with and even of advances from girls 

who, not prostitutes, were nevertheless not virtuous. There were 

a number of such in the town and neighborhood in which I lived, 

and I undoubtedly could have had sexual relations with them if I 

had only been able to overcome my shyness. The desire was not 

wanting. I really craved intercourse with them. It was simply a 

matter of cowardice. There was one girl whom I knew very well, 

with whom I was on friendly terms, who I knew had had sexual 

relations with other boys. She showed, at times, a marked 

preference for me, and I am sure would have welcomed any advances 

that I should have made. A number of times I sought her company 

with the intention of suggesting intercourse, but my resolution 

always failed. 

 

"All through my college course I was much in the society of 

girls. We were in class together, associated very freely in 

society, frequently studied together. This is the most usual 

state of things in the western part of our country. But they were 

simply comrades: sex thoughts never arose in connection with such 

association. And I am quite certain that this was the general 

attitude of the other boys. Although the talk among the boy 

students was at times, very frankly and crudely, about sexual 

relations, no breath of scandal ever touched one of the college 

girls. Again my experience as teacher and student brings a 

conclusion that coeducation of the sexes does not affect, in one 

way or the other, the strictly sexual life of the male student. A 

very intimate friend who has had a varied experience in school 

work has told me recently that his conclusions are the same. 

 

"When I was about 20 years old I became acquainted with a very 

beautiful girl, four years my junior. Our acquaintance very 

rapidly developed into deeper affection, and about five years 

later we were married. During all this time very little of the 

physical aspects of love entered into our attachment. My 

sweetheart had much of the same shyness as was so pronounced in 

my own character. For several years I think that the thought of 

marriage was never distinctly present in our minds. A formal 

betrothal between us did not take place until within a year and a 

half of our marriage. Yet each of us had a very distinct 


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