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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

former. If a woman had to _choose_, she would generally choose the 

latter. The man and the woman would prefer both at the same time: 

physical and spiritual love. But that is not the question. The 

question is: if it came to a _choice_; and then the results would be 

as I have just indicated. The correctness of my statements will be 

corroborated by anybody having some knowledge of human sexuality. A 

man can fully enjoy sexual intercourse without any preliminaries; with 

a woman the preliminaries are of the utmost importance, and when these 

are lacking she is often incapable of experiencing any pleasure. Nay, 

the feeling of pleasure is not infrequently replaced by a feeling of 

dissatisfaction and even disgust. A man cares more for the physical 

and less for the mental and spiritual attributes of his sexual 

partner; with the woman just the opposite is the case. I am leaving 

out of consideration sexual impotence, because this is a real 

disability, and a man suffering with it only irritates the woman 

without satisfying her. For this she will not stand. But where the man 

is sexually potent--he may be aged and homely--his other physical 

attributes play but a small role with woman; his mental and spiritual 

qualities count with her for a good deal more. While a woman may be 

able to give a man perfect sexual satisfaction, and she may have an 

angelic character, if her body is not all that could be desired, the 

man will be dissatisfied and unhappy. 

 

 

=Love in Man Occupies Subordinate Place= 

 

Try as we may, we cannot get away from the fact that in man's life 

love occupies a subordinate place. I am speaking now of love, and not 

of "being in love." Being in love, as pointed out in another place, is 

a distinctly pathological phenomenon, akin to insanity, and when a man 

is in love it may engross every fiber of him, it may preoccupy every 

minute of his waking hours, he may neglect all his work and shirk all 

his duties, in fact he is apt to make a much bigger fool of himself 

than a woman is under similar circumstances. He is less patient, he 

has less control over himself, he is less able to suffer, he is less 

capable of self-sacrifice. But this, as I said, all refers to "being 

in love," which is an entirely different thing from loving. A man may 

love ever so deeply, and if his love is reciprocated he will go on 

with his work in a smooth, unruffled manner. He will do better work 

for it--love is a wonderful stimulus--but he will be perfectly 

satisfied if he sees his love for an hour or two every day, or even 

once or twice a week. And if he has important and interesting work to 

do, he can part with his love for three months or six months without 

his heart breaking. Not so with woman. A woman who loves considers 

every day on which she does not see her lover a day lost. And she is 


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