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Psychology of Sex - 12th Edition - ISBN: 9781483198804, 9781483223834

Psychology of Sex

12th Edition

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

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Author: Havelock Ellis
eBook ISBN: 9781483223834
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1948
Page Count: 334
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Psychology of Sex, 12th Impression covers the psycho-physical processes of sex, their liability to disturbance, or their hygiene. This scientific inquiry of sex is the representation of experimentally demonstrable data with the aid of mathematical symbolism.
This book is composed of eight chapters that focus on the normal phenomena of sex. After a short introduction to the fundamentals of sexual psychology, this book goes on discussing the physical basis of courtship and sex. The subsequent chapters describe the nature of sexual impulse, particularly in youth, factors contributing to sexual deviation, erotism, and sexual inversion. These topics are followed by examining various sex-related issue in marriage, including sexual abstinence, sexual satisfaction, impotence, and frigidity. The last chapters deal with the dynamic nature of sexual impulse in relation to love. This book will prove useful to psychologists, psychiatrists, parents, and the general public who are interested in the biological nature of sex.

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. Homosexuality

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





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