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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

without exaggerating the evils and without laying undue emphasis on 

the dark shadows of our sex life, then the results can be only 

beneficent. And the task I have put before myself in this book is to 

give our girls and women sane, square and honest information about 

their sex organs and sex nature, information absolutely free from 

luridness, on the one hand, and maudlin sentimentality, on the other. 

The female sex is in need of such information, much more so than is 

the male sex. Yes, if boys, as is now universally agreed, are in need 

of sex instruction, then girls are much more in need of it. Why? For 

several important reasons. 

 

The first reason why sex instruction is even more important for girls 

than it is for boys is because a misstep in a girl has much more 

disastrous consequences than it has in a boy. The disastrous results 

of a misstep in a boy are only physical in character; the results of 

the _same_ misstep in a girl may be physical, moral, social and 

economic. To speak more plainly. If a boy, through ignorance, rashly 

indulges in illicit sexual relations, the worst consequence to him may 

be infection with a venereal disease. But he is not considered 

immoral, he is not despised, he is not ostracized, he does not lose 

his social standing in the slightest degree, and when he is cured of 

his venereal disease he has no difficulty in getting married. He does 

not even have to conceal his past sexual history from his wife. But if 

a girl makes a misstep the consequences to her are terrible indeed; it 

may not only cost her her health and social standing, she may have to 

pay with her very life. She runs the risk of venereal infection the 

same as the boy does, but in addition she runs the risk of becoming 

pregnant, which in our present social system is a catastrophe indeed. 

To save herself from the disgrace of an illegitimate child she may 

have an abortion produced; the abortion may have no bad results, but 

it may, if performed bunglingly, leave her an invalid for life, or it 

may kill her outright. If she is so unfortunate as to be unable to get 

anybody to produce an abortion, she gives birth to an illegitimate 

child, which she is forced in most cases to put away in an institution 

of some sort where she hopes and prays it may die soon--and, in 

general, it does. If it does not die, she has for the rest of her life 

a Damocles' sword hanging over her head, and she is in constant terror 

lest her sin be found out. She does not permit herself to look for a 

mate, but if she does get married, the specter of her antematrimonial 

experience is constantly before her eyes. After years and years of 

married life, the husband may divorce her if he finds out that she had 


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