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The Bioelectrical Investigation of Sexuality and AnxietyThe Bioelectrical Investigation of Sexuality and Anxiety

Paperback $15.00

Original Publication: Sexpol Verlag - 1937

Re-published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux - 1982

"My experimental studies during the years 1934 to 1938 gradually and logically centered on a single basic problem: how deeply is the function of the orgasm rooted in biology? This book is composed of three studies from that period. They follow one another in a logical sequence which reflects the various stages of progress made in the development of orgone biophysics, a process which began in 1934 when I achieved a breakthrough into the biological foundation of psychoneuroses."

       Wilhelm Reich, M.D.
       (from the Foreword - 1945)

The Bioelectrical Investigation of Sexuality and Anxiety is composed of three essential contributions from this period: "The Orgasm as an Electrophysiological Discharge," "Sexuality and Anxiety," and "The Bioelectrical Function of Sexuality and Anxiety." Reich's detailed report on the physiological experiments undertaken in Norway in 1935-36 in which he sought proof for his orgasm theory. They were compiled by Reich in 1945 and are presented here for the first time with his notes and corrections.

The Bioelectrical Investigation of Sexuality and Anxiety "can with good reason be understood as a logical continuation of Character Analysis," Reich wrote in the Foreword. "It is the character analysis of the areas of biological functioning." Today, when emotions are viewed as psychological--that is, non-physical--phenomena, Reich's clinical and experimental investigation of human sexuality gives revolutionary insight into the basically physical nature of emotional life."

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