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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

jest. Some men think that before their wives they can be as slovenly 

and unclean as they please. Give your husband to understand that 

cleanliness and freshness is not a "sex-limited" attribute, and just 

as a husband wants his wife to be clean and dainty and well-groomed, 

so a wife may enjoy the same qualities in her husband. Some women are 

very fastidious, and while they may say nothing to their husbands for 

fear of irritating them, they may think a good deal. 

 

=Carrying Life Insurance.= Every husband should carry some life 

insurance--as much as he conveniently can. This should be the 

husband's most pleasant duty, particularly so when the wife has no 

profession of her own and there are small children to bring up. The 

lack of consideration, the thoughtlessness--I would call it 

dishonesty--on the part of many husbands who claim to love their wives 

is simply heart-breaking. Who of us does not know of cases of refined 

wives with children left absolutely penniless and forced into wage 

slavery or even into menial service by the negligence of their 

husbands? Such things happened even to wives whose husbands were 

making from three to ten thousand a year. Thoughtlessness, 

carelessness, procrastination--and then it was too late. There is not 

a man who makes as little as twenty dollars a week who cannot carry 

some insurance. I was once poor, very poor. And the terrifying 

thought, What would happen to my wife and two children if I should be 

taken off suddenly? gave me many a troubled and sleepless night. And 

when I took out a thousand dollars insurance I felt some relief. But I 

felt it was inadequate. I therefore made a supreme effort and soon 

took an additional ten thousand dollars. And I assure you that the 

annual premium of two hundred and eighty-six dollars was a terrible 

burden on me. There were times when I felt as if I had to give it up. 

But I deprived myself of many necessities (there was no question of 

luxuries) and I paid my premiums regularly. But in compensation I had 

restful nights. It was soothing to know that if I should be taken away 

in my earliest youth my equally young wife and two little babies would 

not be left penniless. I verily believe that an adequate life 

insurance prolongs a person's life, because it removes the worry about 

the future of the wife and children. 

 

I repeat, every husband should carry some life insurance. And the 

habit of the bridegroom presenting the bride with a substantial life 

insurance policy is a very good one. It is not only a financial 

protection to the wife; it is also more or less a guarantee of the 

husband's fair health. 

 

=Making a Will.= Another point. Every husband should make a will. This 

is a delicate point about which most wives would hesitate to speak to 


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