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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

is continually ready to insist on her "rights." But with gentleness 

and firmness much can be accomplished. And you want to remember that 

many husbands act the way they do, not because they are vicious, but 

because they are stupid or childish. Sometimes it is mere 

thoughtlessness. They have been brought up wrongly, and some of them 

sincerely imagine that by repressing the wife's personality, by 

blotting it out, they are acting in her interest. "It is for her own 

good." A serious talk with a husband will sometimes have a wonderful 

effect. It may sometimes change entirely the current of his thoughts. 

Of course if the husband is a cad, a conceited fool, or a brute, you 

can do nothing with him; but fortunately not all husbands belong to 

those categories. 

 

=Interest in Husband's Affairs.= Be interested in your husband's 

affairs. No matter what your husband's occupation may be, you should 

possess enough intelligence to be able to understand what he is doing. 

It is almost unbelievable how little some wives know about their 

husband's profession or work. It is a bad thing when strange women 

understand your husband's work better than you do, and when he finds 

in them more intelligent and more sympathetic listeners. He may go to 

them for sympathy. If your husband is a scientist or a research 

worker or a professional man it is not necessary that you be familiar 

with all the details of his work, but with the general character you 

should be. And if you can be of assistance to him in his work, if it 

be only looking up references, compiling tables and statistics or 

merely typewriting, it will be appreciated by him, and will sometimes 

help to knit the bonds a bit closer. 

 

There is another important reason for being interested in and 

understanding your husband's business. When the husband dies--and a 

man is not infrequently snatched away in the prime of youth and 

vigor--the wife is often left to the mercies of the cold world, 

without money and without a profession. If she understands the 

husband's business she can continue it and remain economically 

independent. This has reference not only to ordinary business, like 

stores or agencies, but to more or less specialized occupations, such 

for instance as publishing. We know the cases of two widows of 

publishers of medical journals. When their husbands died everybody was 

commiserating with them: what will they make a living from? But they 

understood the details of their husbands' business, and they kept 

right on. And now those journals are financially more successful than 

they were when the husbands were at the helm. 

 

=Wife's Behavior Toward Sexual Relations.= I am now coming to a 

delicate subject. But, delicate though it is, it must be dealt with 


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