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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

they cannot possibly afford to have and to bring up any children. They 

would love to get married, but the specter of a child--or rather of 

children--frightens them; and they remain single, to the great 

physical and mental injury of both. Accidentally they learn of 

appropriate means of regulating conception, get married and live 

happily--ever after, that is, until they find themselves in a 

position to have children and to bring them up properly. 

 

In what way was society injured by this young couple acquiring 

contraceptive information? 

 

_Case 7._ Mr. C and Miss D are in love with each other. Unfortunately 

there is a strong hereditary taint of insanity on both sides. They are 

too high-minded to think of giving birth to children. They might be 

all right, but with insanity one does not take any chances. The thing 

is too terrible. They are condemned to a life of celibacy, which to 

them means a life of loneliness and misery. But like an angel from 

heaven comes to them the knowledge that one can live a love-life 

without any penalties attached to it. They get married and there is 

not a happier couple living. 

 

In what way has society been injured by this couple obtaining the 

contraceptive knowledge? 

 

_Case 8._ Mr. and Mrs. E have been married five years. They have a 

child four years old which shows unmistakable symptoms of epilepsy. 

They are horrified and an investigation discloses the fact that on her 

side in the preceding generation there was a good deal of epilepsy. Of 

course, the next child may not be epileptic. But then again it may. No 

parents with any sense of responsibility would take such chances. They 

decide to give up conjugal relations. They keep it up for about 

thirteen or fourteen months; then one night an accident happens and 

very soon she finds herself pregnant. She declares she would rather 

die than to give birth to and have to take care of another epileptic 

child. She goes to a friendly physician who performs an abortion on 

her, and now the couple, not secure against future accidents, if they 

live together, decide to separate, and a tragedy is in sight. 

Fortunately they learn that conception can be prevented, and they 

continue to live together with benefit to themselves and harm to none. 

 

In what way has society been injured by those people acquiring 

contraceptive information? 

 

_Case 9._ Mr. and Mrs. F have been married six years, and in these six 

years they have been blessed with four children. When he married he 

was getting twenty-two dollars a week, and that is exactly what he is 

getting now. In the meantime the cost of living has gone up 

twenty-five per cent., and there are four extra mouths to feed and 

four extra bodies to clothe. What difference this has made in that 


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