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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 XIX.--E.B. Parents sound; strong constitution in mother, 

moderately so in father; vigorous and healthy, but of refined 

nature. Breast-milk for six months. 

 

"_Age 4-5_. Took great delight in the little waterworks. Severely 

punished for this. Interest in the parts morbidly increased 

thereby. 

 

"_Age 5_. Earliest recollection of 'counter-erection'--the penis 

shrinking tensely into itself, producing local and general 

discomfort. This resulted from certain kinds of 

_mauvaise-honte_,--having to kiss aged persons, having officious 

help at micturition, bathing, dressing, etc., which caused a sort 

of physical disgust. Toward puberty the experience grew rare. One 

such occasion was at about eighteen, when solicited on the street 

by a prostitute. The very _idea_ of homosexual relations produces 

it. It would appear to be a powerful safeguard against 

promiscuous sex relations. I have met two men subject to the same 

thing, and have heard of one woman subject to something 

analogous. It might be called a nausea of the 'nether heart' in 

Georg Hirth's phrase. 

 

"_Age 6-7_. Earliest recollection of erection. Unprovoked at 

first. A disposition to _punish_ the organ and satisfaction in 

doing so. From this time erection took place whenever it was 

thought about. 

 

"_Age 10_. Present at a discussion in the playground about the 

best way of intercourse, which I heard of for the first time. 

This was followed by enlightenment on the source of children. 

Concluded it must be very painful to both parties. 'Just the 

other way,' I was told. But the idea of pain to the genitals was 

'interesting' to me. Pain felt by the other sex was 

'interesting.' Pained looks captivated me--I liked to imagine 

some mysterious trouble; and, as I learned more, 'female 

complaints' interested me greatly in their subjects. I got a 

'grateful pang' at the pit of the stomach at the thought, but 

neither erection nor the opposite. This hypogastric feeling has 

continued to associate itself with certain sexual impressions. 

The thought of a _woman mortifying herself_ later on excited me 

sexually. Once, pulling a stay-string for fun (my wife never 

laced) gave me a powerful and quite unexpected erection. 

 

"_Age 12_. A girl visitor of the same age got me talking about 

the genitals, and at bedtime came and proposed coitus. We failed 

to manage it. The vulva stripped back the foreskin, which was a 

voluptuous feeling; then we were alarmed by something and 

separated. I never saw her again. She too liked to 'punish' her 

vulva. She put whole pepper in it, and advised me to use the 

same. I continued greatly excited when she had gone; the hand 

flew to the phallus and worried it, and orgasm came on at 

once--the childish orgasm consisting of well-spaced spasms of the 

ejaculators, without the poignant preliminary nisus of the adult 

orgasm. There was no reaction or depression, except that the 

phallus--which did not subside at once--was painful to touch. A 

week or so later I tried again, but failed. A month later, being 

more excited, I succeeded. I found that I could only compass it 

about once in three weeks. There were no emissions. I used to 

have a spontaneous mental image of a small Grecian temple in a 

sunny park, which charmed me, and I had no scruples. 

 

"_Age 12-13_. Masturbated once or twice a month. 

 

"_Age 13-14_. Was sent to a small public school, where it 

happened that a very good tone prevailed. I learned that 

masturbation was bad form and unmanly. The proper thing was to 

save one's self up for women--at about 18. I dropped the practice 

easily, in spite of indulging my imagination about coitus. I 

thought of the initiation with prostitutes at 18, with the mixed 

feelings that even the most combative soldier must regard the 


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