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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

will not bring any feebleminded stock into the world. After the man 

and the woman have been sterilized there is no objection to their 

getting married. 

 

Where a normal, able or brilliant husband finds out too late that his 

wife's mentality is of rather a low order he is certainly justified in 

using contraceptives; and if he is determined to have children he will 

be obliged to divorce his wife. Of course this applies also to the 

wife of a weak minded husband. 

 

 

=Insanity= 

 

Insanity may be briefly defined as a disease of the mind. We will not 

here go into a discussion as to what constitutes real insanity, as to 

what is understood by insanity in the legal sense of the term, and so 

on, except to note that we have two divisions. 

 

One is functional insanity. This may be temporary, or periodical, and 

is due to some external cause, is curable, and is not hereditary. For 

instance, a person may get insane from a severe shock, from trouble, 

from anxiety, from a severe accident (such as a shipwreck), from a 

sudden and total loss of his fortune, of his wife and children (by 

fire, earthquake, shipwreck or railroad accident). Such insanities are 

curable and are not transmissible. Another example is what is known as 

puerperal insanity. Some women during childbirth, due probably to some 

toxic infection, become insane. This insanity may be extreme and 

maniacal in character. Still, it often passes away in a few days 

_without leaving any trace_ and may never return again, or, if it does 

return, it may return only during another childbirth. This kind of 

insanity is not transmissible. 

 

The second division is what we call organic insanity. This expresses 

itself in mania and melancholy, so-called manic-depressive insanity. 

This is due to a degeneration of the brain-and nerve-tissue and is 

hereditary. 

 

But, our entire conception as to the hereditary transmissibility of 

insanity has undergone a radical change. There is hardly another 

disease the fear of whose hereditary character is responsible for so 

much anguish and torture. In former years, when there was an insane 

uncle or aunt or grandparent that fact weighed like a veritable 

incubus on the entire family. Every member of the family was tortured 

by the secret anguish that maybe he or she would be next to be 

affected by this most horrible of all diseases--disease of the mind. 

If an ancestral member of the family became insane at a certain age, 

every member of that family was living in fear and trembling until 

several years had passed _after_ that critical age, and only then 

would they begin to breathe freely. Indeed, many people became insane 

from the very fear of becoming insane. It cannot be subject to any 

doubt that many people do become mentally unbalanced from the fear 


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