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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

becomes a wreck. (Complete abstinence and excessive indulgence often 

have the same evil end-results.) Some men "kill" four or five women 

before the fury of their libido is at last moderated. Of course, it is 

hard to find out a man's libido beforehand. But if a delicate girl or 

a woman of moderate sexuality has reasons to suspect that a man is 

possessed of an abnormally excessive libido, she would do well to 

think twice before taking the often irretrievable step. 

 

I have spoken so far of excessive libido in normal men, that is, in 

men who are otherwise normal, sane and can _whenever necessary_ 

control their desires. There is a form of excessive libido in men 

called satyriasis, which reaches such a degree that the men are often 

not able to control their desires, and they will satisfy their 

passion even if they know that the result is sure to be a venereal 

infection or several years in prison. Of course, satyriasis is a 

dysgenic factor; those suffering with that disorder are not normal; 

they are on the borderland of insanity, and not only should they not 

be permitted to marry, but they should be confined to institutions 

where they can be subjected to the proper treatment. 

 

 

=Excessive Libido in Women= 

 

Just as we have impotent and excessively libidinous men, so we have 

frigid and excessively libidinous women. A wife possessed of excessive 

libido is a terrible calamity for a husband of a normal or moderate 

sexuality. Many a libidinous wife has driven her husband, especially 

if she is young and he is old, to a premature grave. And "grave" is 

used in the literal, not figurative, sense of the word. It would be a 

good thing if a man could find out the character of his future wife's 

libido before marriage. Unfortunately, it is impossible. At best, it 

can only be guessed at. But a really excessive libido on the part of 

either husband or wife should constitute a valid ground for divorce. 

When the libido in woman is so excessive that she _cannot_ control her 

passion, and forgetting religion, morality, modesty, custom and 

possible social consequences, she offers herself to every man she 

meets, we use the term nymphomania. It is a disease which corresponds 

to satyriasis in men, and what I said of satyriasis applies with equal 

force to nymphomania. Nymphomaniac women should not be permitted to 

marry or to run around loose, but should be confined to institutions 

in which they can be subjected to proper treatment. 

 

 

=Harelip= 

 

This is a congenital defect consisting in a notch or split in the 

upper lip. It is due to defective development of the embryo and is as 

a rule found in association with cleft palate. Probably hereditary, 

but is not common and is not of much importance. 


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