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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

of the uterus and ovaries. Third, the menstrual discharge, which as we 

know does not consist of pure blood but is a mixture of blood, mucus, 

and degenerated lining membrane of the uterus, may give rise to a 

catarrh of the urethra in the man. Fourth, and this is a point to be 

borne in mind, any discharge that a woman may be suffering from is 

always aggravated during menstruation. For these reasons relations 

during the menses are undesirable. 

 

But where the woman has strong libido during that time and has no 

libido at any other time, relations may be indulged in during the last 

day or two of the menses. Any unpleasantness may be obviated and any 

discharge may be removed by the woman taking a mild, warm, antiseptic 

injection before coitus. The ancient idea of the injuriousness of the 

relations during menstruation and the disastrous results likely to 

follow them have only a very slender foundation. They rest on no 

scientific basis and though it may be sad to state facts, there are 

many couples who do indulge in such relations as a regular thing and 

without any injury to either husband or wife. 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX 

 

SEXUAL INTERCOURSE DURING PREGNANCY 

 

Complete Abstinence During-Pregnancy--Bad Results of Complete 

Abstinence--Intensity of Relations During First Four 

Months--Intercourse During Fifth, Sixth and Seventh 

Months--Intercourse During Eighth and Ninth Months--Abstinence 

After Birth of Child. 

 

 

The question whether sexual intercourse is permissible during 

pregnancy is often put to the physician. Some extremists and theorists 

demand complete abstinence during the entire duration of pregnancy. 

Such abstinence is not only not feasible, but is unnecessary and may 

prove a disrupting factor; it may create not only dissension, it may 

wreck the love-life of husband and wife. I know of cases where the 

wife, influenced by the wrong teachings about the necessity of 

complete abstinence during pregnancy, about the possible injury to the 

child from intercourse, persisted in keeping the husband away; and the 

result was that the husband began to go to other women, and he got in 

the habit to such an extent that he refused to give up entirely, even 

after the child was born. It cannot be expected from a married man, 

who is used to more or less regular sexual relations, to abstain 

entirely for nine or ten months. Such a demand is unreasonable and 

uncalled for. All claims about the injurious effects of intercourse on 

the mother and child lack proof and foundation. During the first four 

months of pregnancy no change need be made in the usual sex relations. 

Their "intensity" should be moderated, their frequency need not. 

During the fifth, sixth and seventh months intercourse should be 


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