Main  Contacts  
Table of contents
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.1
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.2
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.3
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.4
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.5
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.6
FOOTNOTES
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.1
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.2
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.3
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.4
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.5
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.6
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.7
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.8
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.9
MARRIAGE-10.1
MARRIAGE-10.2
MARRIAGE-10.3
MARRIAGE-10.4
MARRIAGE-10.5
MARRIAGE-10.6
MARRIAGE-10.7
MARRIAGE-10.8
MARRIAGE-10.9
MARRIAGE-10.10
MARRIAGE-10.11
MARRIAGE-10.12
FOOTNOTES
THE ART OF LOVE-11.1
THE ART OF LOVE-11.2
THE ART OF LOVE-11.3
THE ART OF LOVE-11.4
THE ART OF LOVE-11.5
THE ART OF LOVE-11.6
THE ART OF LOVE-11.7
THE ART OF LOVE-11.8
THE ART OF LOVE-11.9
THE ART OF LOVE-11.10
THE ART OF LOVE-11.11
FOOTNOTES
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.1
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.2
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.3
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.4
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.5
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.6
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.7
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.8
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.9
FOOTNOTES
INDEX OF AUTHORS

The advice given to husbands by Guyot (_Breviaire de l'Amour 

Experimental_, p. 422) closely conforms to that given, under very 

different social conditions, by Zacchia and Vatsyayana. "In a 

state of sexual need and desire the woman's lips are firm and 

vibrant, the breasts are swollen, and the nipples erect. The 

intelligent husband cannot be deceived by these signs. If they do 

not exist, it is his part to provoke them by his kisses and 

caresses, and if, in spite of his tender and delicate 

excitations, the lips show no heat and the breasts no swelling, 

and especially if the nipples are disagreeably irritated by 

slight suction, he must arrest his transports and abstain from 

all contact with the organs of generation, for he would certainly 

find them in a state of exhaustion and disposed to repulsion. If, 

on the contrary, the accessory organs are animated, or become 

animated beneath his caresses, he must extend them to the 

generative organs, and especially to the clitoris, which beneath 

his touch will become full of appetite and ardor." 

 

The importance of the preliminary titillation of the sexual 

organs has been emphasized by a long succession alike of erotic 

writers and physicians, from Ovid (_Ars Amatoria_ end of Bk. II) 

onwards. Eulenburg (_Die Sexuale Neuropathie_, p. 79) considers 

that titillation is sometimes necessary, and Adler, likewise 

insisting on the preliminaries of psychic and physical courtship 

(_Die Mangelhafte Geschlechtsempfindung des Weibes_, p. 188), 

observes that the man who is gifted with insight and skill in 

these matters possesses a charm which will draw sparks of 

sensibility from the coldest feminine heart. The advice of the 

physician is at one in this matter with the maxims of the erotic 

artist and with the needs of the loving woman. In making love 

there must be no haste, wrote Ovid:-- 

 

"Crede mihi, non est Veneris properanda voluptas, 

Sed sensim tarda prolicienda mora." 

 

"Husbands, like spoiled children," a woman has written, "too 

often miss the pleasure which might otherwise be theirs, by 

clamoring for it at the wrong time. The man who thinks this 

prolonged courtship previous to the act of sex union wearisome, 

has never given it a trial. It is the approach to the marital 

embrace, as well as the embrace itself, which constitutes the 

charm of the relation between the sexes." 

 

It not seldom happens, remarks Adler (op. cit., p. 186), that the 

insensibility of the wife must be treated--in the husband. And 

Guyot, bringing forward the same point, writes (op. cit., p. 

130): "If by a delay of tender study the husband has understood 

his young bride, if he is able to realize for her the ineffable 

happiness and dreams of youth, he will be beloved forever; he 

will be her master and sovereign lord. If he has failed to 

understand her he will fatigue and exhaust himself in vain 

efforts, and finally class her among the indifferent and cold 

women. She will be his wife by duty, the mother of his children. 

He will take his pleasure elsewhere, for man is ever in pursuit 

of the woman who experiences the genesic spasm. Thus the vague 

and unintelligent search for a half who can unite in that 

delirious finale is the chief cause of all conjugal dissolutions. 

In such a case a man resembles a bad musician who changes his 

violin in the hope that a new instrument will bring the melody he 

is unable to play." 

 

The fact that there is thus an art in love, and that sexual intercourse is 


Page 1 from 5: [1]  2   3   4   5   Forward