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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
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CHAPTER-5-6
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CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

apt to be unhappy and inefficient in her work on such days, and she 

bears separation with much greater difficulty than does man. I do not 

think that this is due to the fact that a woman's love is always more 

intense than a man's; no. But he usually has other interests which 

occupy his thoughts and his emotions, while most women's thoughts and 

emotions are centered on the man they love. When a woman loves, she 

could and would spend all her time with the man she loves. She would 

never tire of love making (I am not referring here to sex relations), 

or merely of being in the man's proximity. To woman love is a cloyless 

thing. Man distinctly does tire. No matter how much he may love a 

woman, too much lovemaking becomes cloying to him, and he wants to get 

away. Even mere proximity, if too prolonged, becomes irksome to him, 

and he begins to fret and fidget, and pull at his chains, even if the 

chains are but of gossamer. Woman should know these facts and act 

accordingly. 

 

 

=Polygamous Tendencies in Man= 

 

We now come to the last point in our discussion: the polygamous or 

varietist tendencies in the male versus the monogamous tendencies in 

the female. No matter what our moralists, who try to fit the facts to 

their theories instead of fitting their theories to the facts, may 

say, the fact remains that man is a strongly polygamous or varietist 

animal. That many men live through their lives without having had 

relations with any women except their wives is cheerfully admitted. I 

assert this in spite of the incredulous smiles of all the cynics and 

roues in the world. I have known personally a great number of such 

men. But that they do it without any struggle, and in some cases a 

very severe struggle, is emphatically denied. And that hundreds of 

thousands of men are unequal to the struggle--or do not care to engage 

in any struggle--and live a sexually promiscuous life--anybody who 

knows anything about life as it is will testify. And his testimony 

will be corroborated by the reports of the vice commissions and the 

statements of disreputable-house keepers. To a great percentage of men 

a strictly monogamous life is either irksome, painful, disagreeable or 

an utter impossibility. While the number of women who are not 

satisfied with one mate is exceedingly small. 

 

A man may love a woman deeply and sincerely and at the same time make 

love to another woman, or have sexual relations with her or even with 

prostitutes. It is quite a _common_ thing with men. It is quite a rare 

thing with women, though it may happen. As iterated and reiterated 

time and again, there are always exceptional cases, but we are 

speaking of the average and not of the exception. The _rule_ is that 

in her sex and love life woman is much more loyal, much more faithful, 


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