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CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4-5-6-7
CHAPTER-8-9
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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
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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-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

influence of pregnancy of great expansion and growth. The broad part 

of the pear is called the _body_ of the uterus; the lower narrow part 

is called the _neck_ of the uterus, or _cervix_. The uterus in the 

adult girl or woman is about three inches long, two inches broad in 

its upper part and nearly an inch thick. It weighs from an ounce to an 

ounce and a half. When the uterus is in a pregnant condition, it 

increases enormously, both in size and in weight, as we will see in a 

future chapter. The cavity of the uterus is somewhat triangular in 

shape; at each upper angle is the small opening communicating with the 

Fallopian tube; the upper portion of the uterus is called the fundus; 

the external opening of the womb, situated in the center of the 

cervix, is called the mouth of the womb, or the _os_, or external os. 

 

[Illustration: 1. OPENINGS INTO THE FALLOPIAN TUBES. 2. MOUTH OF 

THE WOMB.] 

 

The uterus is situated in the center of the pelvis, between the 

bladder and the rectum. It is supported by certain ligaments, the 

chief of which are the broad ligaments; but, on account of general 

weakness, too hard physical labor, or lifting heavy weights, the 

ligaments may stretch, and the uterus may sink down low in the vagina, 

and we then have the condition known as prolapse of the womb. Or, the 

womb may turn forward, when we have a condition of _anteversion_. If 

the womb is _bent_ (or _flexed_) forward on itself the condition is 

called _anteflexion_. If the womb is turned backwards, the condition 

is called _retroversion_; if it is bent or flexed backward upon itself 

the condition is called _retroflexion_. An extreme degree of 

anteversion or anteflexion, or retroversion or retroflexion, may 

interfere with impregnation, as the spermatozoa may find it 

difficult or impossible to reach the opening of the womb--the external 

os. 

 

[Illustration: (Female Reproductive Organs)] 

 

The entire cavity of the uterus is lined by a mucous membrane;[1] this 

mucous membrane is called the endometrium (endo--within; 

metra--uterus). An inflammation of the endometrium is called 

_endometritis_. It is the endometrium that is principally concerned in 

menstruation--that is, it is from it that the monthly discharge of 

blood comes. 

 

=The Vagina= [vagina in Latin--a sheath]. The vagina is the tube or 

canal which serves as a passage-way between the uterus and the outside 

of the body. It extends from the external genitals or vulva to the 

neck of the womb, embracing the latter for some distance. It is a 

strong, fibromuscular canal, lined with mucous membrane. It is not 

smooth inside, but arranged in folds, or _rugae_, so that when 

necessary, as during childbirth, it can stretch enormously and permit 


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