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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
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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
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CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

indulged in at rarer intervals--once in two or three weeks--the act 

should be performed without any violence or intensity, and the usual 

position should be reversed or changed to a lateral one. During the 

eighth and ninth months relations had best be given up altogether. 

 

And this abstinence should last until about six weeks after the birth 

of the child. During this period the uterus undergoes what we call 

involution; that is, it goes back to the size and shape it had before 

pregnancy, and it is best not to disturb this process by sexual 

excitement, which causes engorgement and congestion. 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN 

 

SEXUAL INTERCOURSE FOR PROPAGATION ONLY 

 

Belief in Sexual Intercourse for Propagation Only--What Such 

Practice Would Lead to--Nature and the Sex-fanatics--Sexual 

Desire in Woman After Menopause--Sex Instinct of Sterile Men and 

Women--Sex Instinct Has Other High Purposes. 

 

 

Some people sincerely believe that the sexual instinct is for 

reproductive purposes only; they claim we should never indulge in 

sexual intercourse unless it be for the purpose of bringing a child 

into the world. The act performed without such aim in view is 

stigmatized by them as carnal lust, as a sin. Some even say that such 

an act is equivalent to an act of prostitution. To _argue_ the 

question with such people would be a waste of time. It is not fair to 

impugn the good faith, the sincerity of your opponents, because I have 

convinced myself that the most insane, most bizarre notions may be 

held by otherwise sane people in perfect sincerity. But we cannot help 

questioning the reasoning faculties of people holding such beliefs. 

 

Let us see where the belief of "sex relations for procreation only" 

would lead us to. In a normal healthy couple impregnation follows one 

connection. So if a couple wanted to limit themselves to three or four 

or six children, they would be entitled to have relations only three, 

four or six times in their lives. For it must be remembered that 

during pregnancy sexual relations would be prohibited, as during 

pregnancy no further impregnation can take place, and no intercourse 

must take place which has not for its purpose the conception of a new 

human being. If the people were believers in big families, and agreed 

to have twelve children--no anti-Malthusian would expect more than 

that--they would be entitled to twelve relations during their marital 

life. Assuming that not every act is followed by pregnancy, but that 

it takes on the average three or four times to bring about the desired 

result, we will have it that during the wife's childbearing period the 

couple may indulge in sex relations from once in three or four years 

to once or twice a year. 

 

Can a sane person knowing anything about the sexual instinct make any 


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