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PREFACE
CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4-5-6-7
CHAPTER-8-9
CHAPTER-10-11
CHAPTER-12-13-14-15
CHAPTER-16-17
CHAPTER-18-19
CHAPTER-20-21-22
CHAPTER-23-24-25
CHAPTER-26-27-28
CHAPTER-29-30
CHAPTER-31.1
CHAPTER-31.2
CHAPTER-31.3
CHAPTER-32
CHAPTER-33
CHAPTER-34-35-36-37-38
CHAPTER-39-40-41-42
CHAPTER-43-44-45
CHAPTER-46-47
CHAPTER-48
CHAPTER-49-50
CHAPTER-51
CHAPTER-52-53
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

cent. of wives have escaped. 

 

Of course the percentage of venereal disease among young men, and 

afterwards among their wives, will vary greatly with the stratum of 

society. Among the "lower" strata you may find fifty per cent. of 

infection, with a very large percentage of those uncured. Not because 

they are of a lower morality than the higher classes, but because the 

cheap class of prostitutes that they are obliged to patronize are 

frequently diseased and because they cannot afford expert treatment, 

or any treatment at all. Among these classes you will naturally find a 

much larger percentage of diseased wives. But then to counteract this 

we must bear in mind that there are large classes of men in whom 

gonorrhea exists only to the extent of five or ten per cent., and we 

have large classes of wives among whom the victims of gonorrhea will 

come up only to a fraction of one per cent. 

 

The above figures, you see, differ materially from the statements 

found in so many sex books that "80 per cent. of all married men in 

New York have gonorrhea," and that "at least three out of every five 

[60 per cent.!] married women in New York have gonorrhea." Whenever 

you read or hear such a statement treat it with a smile--or with 

contempt, as all false statements should be treated. 

 

As to syphilis, the extent of the prevalence may be given as between 

two and five per cent. Which percentage differs considerable from the 

75, 50 or 25 per cent. given us by some sex lecturers, but which is 

terrible enough as it is, without any exaggerations. 

 

 


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