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Studies in the Psychology of Sex by Havelock Ellis - The Original Classic Edition

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Definition of Instinct-The Sexual Impulse a Factor of the Sexual Instinct-Theory of the Sexual Impulse as an Impulse of Evacuation-The Evidence in Support of this Theory Inadequate-The Sexual Impulse to Some Extent Independent of the Sexual Glands-The Sexual Impulse in Castrated Animals and Men-The Sexual Impulse in Castrated Women, After the Menopause, and in the Congenital Absence of the Sexual Glands-The Internal Secretions-Analogy between the Sexual Relationship and that of the Suckling Mother and her Child-The Theory of the Sexual Impulse as a Reproductive Impulse-This Theory Untenable-Molls Definition-The Impulse of Detumescence-The Impulse of Contrectation-Modification of this Theory Proposed-Its Relation to Darwins Sexual Selection-The Essential Element in Darwins Conception-Summary of the History of the Doctrine of Sexual Selection. Its Psychological Aspect-Sexual Selection a Part of Natural Selection-The Fundamental Importance of Tumescence-Illustrated by the Phenomena of Courtship in Animals and in Man-The Object of Courtship is to Produce Sexual Tumescence-The Primitive Significance of Dancing in Animals and Man-Dancing is a Potent Agent for Producing Tumescence-The Element of Truth in the Comparison of the Sexual Impulse with an Evacuation, Especially of the Bladder-Both Essentially Involve Nervous Explosions-Their Intimate and Sometimes Vicarious Relationships-Analogy between Coitus and Epilepsy-Analogy of the Sexual Impulse to Hunger-Final Object of the Impulses of Tumescence and Detumescence.

...The Chief Key to the Relationship between Love and Pain to be Found in Animal Courtship-Courtship a Source of Combativity and of Cruelty-Human Play in the Light of Animal Courtship-The Frequency of Crimes Against the Person in Adolescence-Marriage by Capture and its Psychological Basis-Mans Pleasure in Exerting Force and Womans Pleasure in Experiencing it-Resemblance of Love to Pain even in Outward Expression-The Love-bite-In What Sense Pain May be Pleasurable-The Natural Contradiction in the Emotional Attitude of Women Toward Men-Relative Insensibility to Pain of the Organic Sexual Sphere in Women-The Significance of the Use of the Ampallang and Similar Appliances in Coitus-The Sexual Subjection of Women to Men in Part Explainable as the Necessary Condition for Sexual Pleasure.

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