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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

their only guide of conduct. They will pester you. Some will lyingly 

claim that they are in love with you; some perhaps will sincerely 

believe that they are in love with you, mistaking a temporary passion 

for the sacred feeling of love. Some will even promise to marry 

you--some making the promise in sincerity, others with the deliberate 

intent to deceive. Still others will try to convince you that chastity 

is an old superstition, and that there is nothing wrong in sexual 

relations. In short, all ways and means will be employed by those men 

to induce you to enter into sexual relations with them. 

 

_Don't you do it!_ 

 

I am not preaching or sermonizing to you. I am not appealing to your 

religion or your morals. For if you have strong religious or moral 

ideas against illicit sexual relations, you are not in need of mine or 

anybody else's advice. But I assume that you are a more or less modern 

girl, with little or no religious bringing-up, or perhaps a radical 

girl, who has shaken off the shackles of religion and tradition. And 

to you I say: _Don't you do it_. Why? Because your welfare, your 

future happiness, is at stake. I am speaking from the point of view of 

your own good, and from that point of view I say: Resist all attempts 

which men make exclusively for the purpose of satisfying their sexual 

desire, their lust. 

 

You will ask again, why? For several reasons. First, you run the risk 

of venereal infection. The danger is not so great now as in former 

times, but is great enough. There are still plenty of men dishonest 

enough to indulge in sexual relations with a woman when they know they 

are not radically cured. The same man who will not get married unless 

he is sure that he is perfectly cured will not hesitate to subject a 

transient girl or woman to the risk of venereal infection. I know 

personally, because I have treated them; yes, I treated several 

intelligent and radical young men who infected young girls. And some 

of these girls in their turn, through ignorance and innocence, 

infected other men. So then, the first danger is the danger of 

venereal infection. 

 

The second danger, still greater and more certain than the first, is 

the danger of impregnation. And pregnancy for a girl under our present 

moral and social-economic conditions is a terrible calamity. She is 

ostracized everywhere, and it means, if discovered, her social death. 

But you will say: "Aren't there any remedies that can be used to 

prevent conception? Aren't you yourself among the world's chief 

birth-controllers; one of the world's chief advocates of the use of 

contraceptives?" Yes, my dear young lady, but I never made the claim 

that the contraceptives were _absolutely_ infallible, I never claimed 

that they were _100 per cent._ effective in _100 per cent._ of _all_ 


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