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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

to forego it. Headaches, which had begun to plague me from 

puberty on, grew rarer. Pollutions occurred in between, but were 

less effectual. I had up to this point accepted the incidental 

pleasure under a sort of protest; but now I got over that too and 

I allowed what I would prefer to call an idio-erotism (rather 

than an auto-erotism) its way, always picturing beautiful nymphs 

to myself. Surroundings of natural beauty moved me to this kind 

of reverie, partly perhaps because I had once secretly observed a 

lad basking naked on the sandy beach and toying with himself. 

The recollection is wholly unsullied to me. Happening on one 

occasion to check the stimulation about two-thirds way to orgasm, 

I experienced a miniature orgasm like the childish one, but with 

no declension of the tumescence, and I was able to repeat this 

maneuver several times before the full orgasm. This I later 

practised in _Coitus prolongatus_--giving the partner time to 

come up. I had already got into the way of poising the feeling on 

its climax. The ejaculator reflex, being habituated to this, 

seems to set in with its throbs when the maneuver is simulated, 

though no semen has yet been poured into the bulbous portion for 

the ejaculators to act upon. If this play be broken off before 

the critical spasm--as in the American 'Karezza,' etc.--there is 

no perceptible reaction, though an unsatisfied feeling remains. 

But when the act proceeds to emission and the poignant 

_undercurrent_ of feeling sets in that ushers the ejaculation and 

may only last two to five seconds, it makes all the difference, 

and constitutional signs appear--perspiration, etc. This leads to 

the question whether the critical sensation specially involves 

the sympathetic nervous system? Up to that point the process is 

under control, but then automatic. 

 

"An observation of practical importance to me at that time was 

this: I awoke in the morning after a pollution at night, with an 

acute headache of a specific kind, and erection. This had 

happened before, after pollution, and the erection suggested to 

me whether 'a hair of the dog that bit me' might not prove 

beneficial. As the excitation proceeded, the pain in the head was 

directly drained away, as if I were drawing it out. Other pain is 

also relieved for the moment, such as neuralgia, but to return 

soon with interest. This, however, was specific and pure benefit. 

The next time I got a bad headache of this character, without 

preceding pollution, I tried the remedy, at about 10 A.M. The 

semen was copious and watery, and the relief was marked, but in 

an hour's time the headache returned. I had never repeated the 

act at short interval, i.e., while the organs were under the 

influence of a previous act, and now I tried the effect of that. 

The second emission was also profuse, but much thicker, and the 

relief much greater. In about three hours the headache was, 

however, again intolerable, and, the connection being now clear, 

I ventured on a third act, which proved to be the most voluptuous 

I had so far experienced, the nisus being far more intense. The 

semen was copious, but thick and ropy, with lumps as large as 

small peas that could scarcely be crushed with the finger, and 

yellow in color and rank in odor. After that I was perfectly well 

and kept so. (The urethra was blocked so that I could with 

difficulty stroke the masses out.) Later I have examined such 

semen microscopically and found the spermatozoa dead and 

disintegrating. My period in my best years--21 to 48--was twice 

a week, the odd number being an inconvenience, and I have since 

endeavored to avoid accumulations, emptying the receptacles on 

the fourth day, when I remembered the interval, even if the 


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