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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

may not be a trace of any purely sexual desire; and this _lack_ of 

desire for _physical_ sex relations may manifest itself in women up to 

the age of twenty or twenty-five (something that we never see in 

normal men); in fact, women of twenty-five and even older, who have 

not been stimulated and whose curiosity has not been aroused by 

novels, pictures, and tales of their married companions, may not 

experience any sexual desire until several months after marriage. But 

while their desire for actual sexual relations awakens much later than 

it does in men, their desire for love, for caresses, for hugging, for 

close friendship, for love letters, awakens much earlier than in men, 

and occupies a greater part in their life; they think of love more 

during their waking hours, and they dream of it more than men do. 

 

A man--always bear in mind that when speaking of men and women I 

always speak of the average; exceptions in either direction will be 

found in both sexes--a man, I say, will generally tire of paying 

attentions to a woman if he feels that they will not eventually lead 

to the biologic goal--sexual relations. A woman can keep up with a man 

for years without any sexual intercourse, being fully satisfied or 

more or less satisfied with the sexual substitutes--embraces and 

kisses. 

 

And here is as good a place as any to refer to the notion so 

assiduously inculcated in the minds of young women, that a persistent 

refusal of man's demands is a sure way of keeping a man's affections; 

that as soon as man has satisfied his desires, he has no further use 

for the girl. This may be the case with the lowest dregs--morally--of 

the male sex; it is the opposite of true of the male sex as a whole. 

And I believe that Marcel Prevost was the first one to point it out 

(in his _Le Jardin Secret_). Nothing will hold a man's affections so 

surely as normal sex relations. And the cause of this is not, as might 

be surmised, merely a moral one, the man considering himself in honor 

and duty bound to stick to the woman whose body he possessed. No, 

there is a much stronger and surer reason: the reason is of a 

physiological character. There is born a strong physical attraction 

which in the man's subconsciousness plays a stronger role than honor 

and duty. Excesses of course must be avoided, for excesses lead to 

satiety, and satiety is just as inimical to love as is excitement 

without any satisfaction. 

 

 

=Choice Between Physical and Spiritual Love= 

 

But to return to our thesis: the difference between man's and woman's 

sex and love life. If a man had to make his _choice_ between physical 

love, i.e., actual sex relations and spiritual love, i.e., love 

making, kisses, love letters, etc., he would generally choose the 


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