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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

partially successful if we do not at the same time carry on a strong 

educational campaign against alcoholic indulgence. Of what use to 

young men is the knowledge of the venereal peril and familiarity with 

the use of venereal prophylactics, when under the influence of alcohol 

the mind is befuddled, they forget everything and do things that they 

never would do in the sober state? Of what use are warnings to a 

girl, when under the influence of a heavy dinner and a bottle of 

champagne, to which she is unaccustomed, her passion is aroused to a 

degree she has never experienced before, her will is paralyzed and she 

yields, though deep down in her consciousness something tells her she 

shouldn't? Yields, becomes pregnant, and is in the deepest agony for 

several months, and has a wound which will probably never heal for the 

rest of her life? Of what use have all the lectures, books and 

maternal injunctions been to her? 

 

Or this case. Here is a young lawyer, twenty-eight years of age, 

engaged to a fine girl, and with everything to look forward to. He 

always was very moderate and circumspect in his sexual indulgence, 

and, though careful in choosing his partners, he never failed to use a 

venereal prophylactic after intercourse. There was too much at stake 

for him, and he did not care to take any chances, even if the chances 

were one in a thousand. For a period of one year during which he had 

been engaged he abstained from sexual intercourse altogether, though 

it cost him a great deal of effort to do so. He was to be married very 

shortly. But ill-luck made him accept an invitation to a bachelor 

dinner, where champagne and smutty stories were flowing freely, too 

freely. He left about midnight, and as the night was beautiful he 

decided to walk home. He met a siren, who invited him to accompany 

her. Under other circumstances he would have sent her on her way, or 

at least he would have stepped into a drugstore for a prophylactic. 

But, excited by the wine, the smutty stories and the year's 

abstinence, he went along like a sheep, as a matter of course, without 

trying to reason or interposing any objections. He remembers 

distinctly his feelings and the state of his mind. He was not drunk, 

only exhilarated, but nevertheless the whole thing seemed to him so 

normal, so natural, so expected, so matter-of-course, that he couldn't 

think of acting otherwise than accept her invitation. And he stayed 

two or three hours; and he used no prophylactic. And as a 

result--three weeks later he had a typical primary syphilitic lesion. 

How he felt and what it all meant to him the reader can imagine. This 

is far from being an isolated, an exceptional case. 

 

From my own practice I could cite a number of cases of venereal 


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