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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

CHAPTER FORTY-EIGHT 

 

ADVICE TO THE MARRIED AND THOSE ABOUT TO BE 

 

Marriage as an Ideal Institution--Monogamic Marriage--Some Reasons 

for Husbands' Deviations--Importance of First Few Weeks of 

Married Life--Necessity for Understanding at Beginning-- 

Preventing and Breaking Habits--The Wife's Individuality-- 

Husbands Who are Childish, Not Vicious--Wife's Interest in 

Husband's Affairs--The "Slob" Husband--The Well-groomed Husband-- 

Bad Odor from the Mouth--Odors from Other Parts of the Body-- 

Treatment for Bad Odor from Perspiration--A Beneficial Powder-- 

Advice Regarding Flirting--Dainty Underwear--Fine External Clothes 

and Cheap and Soiled Underwear--Delicate Adjustments of Sex Act 

Required with Some Men--Wife Who Discusses Her Husband's Foibles-- 

A Professional Secret--A Case of Temporary Impotence--The Wife's 

Indiscretion--The Disastrous Result--A Big Stomach--The Wife's 

Attitude Towards the Marital Relation--Behavior Preliminary to 

and During the Act--Congenital Frigidity--Prudish and Vicious 

Ideas About the Sex Act--Sexual Intercourse for Procreative 

Purposes Only--Fear of Pregnancy on the Part of the Wife--The 

Remedy--Other Causes--Wife who Makes too Frequent Demands-- 

Sacrificing the Future to the Present--Esthetic Considerations. 

 

 

Whether marriage in its present form is an ideal institution destined 

to endure forever, whether it is in need of radical reforms before it 

can be considered ideal, or whether it has fundamental irremediable 

defects, are questions which we are not going to discuss here. The 

fact is that at the present time the greatest part of the adult 

population of the world is married; and the part that isn't would like 

to be. And the greater part of civilized humanity living in a state of 

monogamic marriage, it behooves us to make the best of it, to get out 

of it the greatest amount of happiness that we can, obviate as much 

unhappiness as possible, and to do everything in our power to make it 

permanent. Separation or divorce are remedies of last resort, and 

people have recourse to them when they are at the end of their tether. 

But the proper thing to do is to avoid the necessity of having to have 

recourse to them. And I believe that a careful, thoughtful perusal of 

this chapter will help husband and wife to get along better, to avoid 

unnecessary friction and to retain the mutual physical and spiritual 

attraction which we call Love for a longer period than might otherwise 

be the case. 

 

I have the confidence and listen to the intimate confessions of more 

men and woman probably than any other physician in America, or perhaps 

in the world. For reasons easily understood they tell me things which 

they would not think of telling to their regular physician. I have 


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