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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

otherwise appear and perhaps two acts be needful, or, if I forgot 

about it for a week, three acts running. That I did not abuse the 

function the fact proves that every year I would forget about it 

two to three times and have to resort to this drastic mode.[230] 

But there is quite a different headache that follows on 

indulgence during convalescence or when the system is otherwise 

much lowered. Railway traveling greatly accentuates the need with 

me; also riding. Girls aroused no physical desire, though I 

chiefly sought their society, and even after the genital tension 

was so pronounced, up to 20, I was troubled by the fact that 

women did not affect me sexually. About this time a buxom girl I 

liked and who liked me vehemently laid her hand on my arm, in 

trying to persuade me to give up shooting. The phallus leaped 

simultaneously. That was my first _sexual_ experience--the proof 

that the _nexus_ was established between the genital mechanism 

and the complex of feeling we call sexual. 

 

"_Age 24_. At this age I went to stay at a house where there were 

two very pretty girls. I at once lost my heart to the elder, 

L.B., as she did to me (strong constitution, but refined nature; 

parents sound; brought up in the country; eleven months' 

breast-milk). 'What a mother she will make,' I said to myself. 

Now began a time of the spiritual and physical communion that I 

had pictured to myself.... 

 

"I am 60 now; she is 57. We are still like lovers. No; not _like_ 

lovers; we _are_ lovers. Of course, I do not mean to imply that 

sexual impressions have preponderated in our life, as they do in 

this account. Quite the contrary. We are both strong and, 

according to all accounts, unusually well preserved. We are very 

temperate. Since 48 I notice a gradual decline of the erotic 

propensity. It is now once in five or seven days. Since the 

menopause her propensity has declined markedly, but it is not 

extinct, and she delights as much as ever in my delight. She 

began to menstruate at 12, was regular till 17; then got 

chlorotic for a few months, soon recovered, though menstruation 

was often irregular, but never painful. Sexual experience began 

at 25. I have often wondered if a moderate self-gymnastic of the 

faculty, in Venturi's sense, would not have educated her genital 

sphere, and made her a still better comrade--excluded the periods 

of irregularity and frigidity. The stage of latency was too 

protracted. We often noticed that, when menstruation was due or 

nearly so, prolonged love-sports at bedtime would be followed by 

menstruation in the morning. We never were separated for longer 

than three months, and on that occasion, menstruation being 

delayed, she tried what masturbation would do to determine it, 

and with a positive result. My need, though less, is as 

imperative as ever. Seminal headaches--as I would call them--have 

ceased since 50; the accumulation only produces muddleheadedness. 

But I have not suffered accumulation over ten to at most twelve 

days. The quantity of semen is also less. The sensibility of the 

corpora has declined much; that of the glans is unimpaired. 

Erection is good. Orgasm takes two to four minutes to provoke, 

against forty to fifty seconds when young; it is in some respects 

even more enjoyable--perhaps less intense, but much more 

prolonged. I have no reaction from indulgence. But I never press 

it; it always presses me. For overaccumulation, with headache or 

muddleheadedness, the wifely hand is more efficacious than the 

vulva. Even the most vivid dream of coitus fails to compass the 

orgasm now. The peripheral stimulus is essential. 

 

"In our case physical and psychical intensity of emotion have 


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