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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

Each party [the bride's and the bridegroom's] dances in front of 

the other, but they do not mingle together. As the evening 

advances, the spirits and passions of all become greatly excited; 

and the power of song, the display of muscular action, and the 

gesticulations of the dancers and leapers are something 

extraordinary. The manner in which, at certain times, one man or 

woman, more excited than the rest, bounds from the ranks, leaps 

into the air, bounces forward, and darts backward beggars all 

description. These violent exercises usually close about 

midnight, when each party retires; generally, each man selects a 

paramour, and, indulging in sexual gratification, spends the 

remainder of the night." (W.C. Holden, _The Kaffir Race_, 1866, 

p. 192.) 

 

At the initiation of Kaffir boys into manhood, as described by 

Holden, they were circumcised. "Cattle are then slaughtered by 

the parents, and the boys are plentifully supplied with flesh 

meat; a good deal of dancing also ensues at this stage of the 

proceedings. The _ukut-shila_ consists in attiring themselves 

with the leaves of the wild date in the most fantastic manner; 

thus attired they visit each of the kraals to which they belong 

in rotation, for the purpose of dancing. These dances are the 

most licentious which can be imagined. The women act a prominent 

part in them, and endeavor to excite the passions of the novices 

by performing all sorts of obscene gesticulations. As soon as the 

soreness occasioned by the act of circumcision is healed the boys 

are, as it were, let loose upon society, and exempted from nearly 

all the restraints of law; so that should they even steal and 

slaughter their neighbor's cattle they would not be punished; and 

they have the special privilege of seizing by force, if force be 

necessary, every unmarried woman they choose, for the purpose of 

gratifying their passions." Similar festivals take place at the 

initiation of girls. (W.C. Holden, _The Kaffir Race_, 1866, p. 

185.) 

The Rev. J. Macdonald has described the ceremonies and customs 

attending and following the initiation-rites of a young girl on 

her first menstruation among the Zulus between the Tugela and 

Delagoa Bay. At this time the girl is called an _intonjane_. A 

beast is killed as a thank-offering to the ancestral spirits, 

high revel is held for several days, and dancing and music take 

place every night till those engaged in it are all exhausted or 

daylight arrives. "After a few days and when dancing has been 

discontinued, young men and girls congregate in the outer 

apartment of the hut, and begin singing, clapping their hands, 

and making a grunting noise to show their joy. At nightfall most 

of the young girls who were the intonjane's attendants, leave for 

their own homes for the night, to return the following morning. 

Thereafter the young men and girls who gathered into the hut in 

the afternoon separate into pairs and sleep together _in puris 

naturalibus_, for that is strictly ordained by custom. Sexual 

intercourse is not allowed, but what is known as _metsha_ or 

_ukumetsha_ is the sole purpose of the novel arrangement. 

_Ukumetsha_ may be defined as partial intercourse. Every man who 

sleeps thus with a girl has to send to the father of the 

intonjane an assegai; should he have formed an attachment for his 

partner of the night and wish to pay her his addresses, he sends 

two assegais." (Rev. J. Macdonald, "Manners, etc., of South 

African Tribes," _Journal of the Anthropological Institute_, vol. 

xx, November, 1890, p. 117.) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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