Psychology of Sex

Psychology of Sex

The Biology of Sex—The Sexual Impulse in Youth—Sexual Deviation—The Erotic Symbolisms—Homosexuality—Marriage—The Art of Love

5th Edition - January 1, 1939

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  • Author: Havelock Ellis
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223827

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Psychology of Sex, Fifth Impression covers the psycho-physical processes of sex, their liability to disturbance, or their hygiene. This book is composed of eight chapters that focus on the normal phenomena of sex. After a brief introduction to the principles of sexual psychology, this book goes on dealing with the biological aspects of sex, the components of sexual impulse in youth, and the concept of sexual deviation and erotism. The remaining chapters explore other aspects of sexual psychology including homosexuality, sex satisfaction in marriage, and the so-called ""art of love"". This book is of value to psychologists, psychiatrists, parents, and the general public who are interested in the dynamic nature of the sexual impulse.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter I. Introduction

    Chapter II. The Biology of Sex

    The Physical Basis of Sex

    Erogenic Zones

    The Biology of Courtship

    Preferential Mating: The Factors of Sexual Selection

    (1) Touch

    (2) Smell

    (3) Hearing

    (4) Vision

    Chapter III. The Sexual Impulse in Youth

    The First Appearance of the Sexual Impulse


    Erotic Day - Dreaming

    Erotic Dreams in Sleep



    Education in Sex

    Chapter IV. Sexual Deviation and the Erotic Symbolisms

    Sexual Deviation

    Sexual Deviation in Childhood

    Urolagnia and Coprolagnia

    Erotic Fetishism

    Stuff Fetishisms and Erotic Zoophilia



    Algolagnia (Sadism and Masochism)

    Sexual Senility

    The Social Attitude towards Sexual Deviations

    Chapter V. Homoxesuality

    Sexual Inversion

    The Diagnosis of Sexual Inversion

    Eonism (Transvestism or Sexo-Æsthetic Inversion)

    The Question of Treatment

    Chapter VI. Marriage

    Introductory (The Problem of Sexual Abstinence)

    The Advisability of Marriage

    Satisfaction in Marriage

    The Monogamic Standard

    The Control of Procreation

    The Problem of Childless Marriage

    Impotence and Frigidity (Sexual Hypoaesthesia and Sexual Hyperaesthesia)


    The Menopause

    Chapter VII. The Art of Love

    The Sexual Impulse in Relation to Love

    Why Love is an Art

    Chapter VIII. Conclusion

    The Dynamic Nature of the Sexual Impulse




Product details

  • No. of pages: 334
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1939
  • Published: January 1, 1939
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483223827

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