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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
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CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

disease. Nobody ever _inherits_ gonorrhea. A child may be born with a 

gonorrheal inflammation of the eyes (ophthalmia neonatorum), but this 

inflammation is not inherited; it can only be acquired if the mother 

is suffering with gonorrhea while the child is being born: some of the 

pus in the mother's birth canal gets into the child's eyes while it 

passes through the uterus and vagina. This is not heredity; this is 

simple infection, and can be avoided by keeping the mother's birth 

canal clean by antiseptic douches before childbirth. In short, I 

repeat gonorrhea is essentially a local and not a constitutional 

disease, and is not hereditary. In which two respects it differs from 

syphilis, which is the most constitutional and most hereditary of all 

diseases. 

 

=Course of Gonorrhea in Men and Women.= Gonorrhea runs an entirely 

different course in women than it does in men. When a man has 

gonorrhea he knows it immediately; first, because the discharge tells 

him that there is something the matter with him, for a man is not used 

to having any discharge from the urethra unless there is something the 

matter with him. Second, the urine becomes at once burning and 

painful. In women the urethra is a separate canal from the vagina, and 

the urethra is very frequently not affected in gonorrhea. The 

infection generally starts in the cervix, and the disease may last for 

considerable time before the woman becomes aware of it. In general, 

gonorrhea is a less painful disease in woman, and this is a bad thing, 

because she thus neglects treatment and loses valuable time, 

permitting the disease to develop. Even when the urethra is affected 

in women, it does not give as severe symptoms as inflammation of the 

urethra in men. If the woman does have pains she often pays no 

attention to them, because woman is used to pains; as we have seen 

before, fifty per cent. of all women suffer more or less with 

dysmenorrhea. Many of them have a leucorrheal discharge of greater or 

lesser degree, and therefore if there is an increase in the pains, or 

an increase in the discharge, little attention is paid to the matter. 

In fact, a woman may have a chronic gonorrhea for months or years 

without being aware that there is anything the matter with her. It is 

important to teach women to seek medical aid as soon as they notice 

any increase in the amount of the discharge, or change in color, 

particularly if it becomes greenish, or if the odor becomes offensive, 

or if there is chafing, burning, or irritation around the genitals, 

and particularly if there is an increase in the frequency or urgency 

of urination, or if there is a burning, scalding, or cutting sensation 

during the act of urination. Also whenever the sexual act becomes 


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