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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

involved in the sexual relationships, as in all other relationships, 

and unless we are to continue to perpetuate _many evils and 

injustices_, that fact has to be faced and recognized." 

 

I have devoted considerable space to this topic, and I have, contrary 

to my custom, quoted "authorities," because I consider this point of 

the utmost importance; it is the first step in combating the demon of 

jealousy. If our wives, fiancees and sweethearts could be convinced of 

the truth that a man's interest in or even affection towards another 

member of the female sex does not mean the death of love, or even 

diminished love, half of the battle would be won. Half of the misery, 

half of the quarrels, half of the self-torture, half of the disrupted 

homes, in short, half of the tyrannical reign of the demon of 

jealousy, would be gone. 

 

We must teach our women and men this truth, teach it from puberty on. 

We must show them that not every woman can necessarily fill out a 

man's entire life, that not every woman can necessarily occupy every 

nook and corner of a man's mind and heart, and that there is nothing 

humiliating to the woman in such an idea (and _vice versa_). She 

should be taught to find nothing shameful, painful or degrading in 

such a thought. I know that these ideas are somewhat in advance of the 

times, but if nobody ever brought forward any advanced ideas because 

they were advanced there would never be any advance. 

 

Then we must teach our men that when they marry a woman she does not 

become their chattel, their piece of property, which nobody may touch, 

nobody may look at or smile at. A woman may be a very good, faithful 

wife and still enjoy the companionship of other men, the pressure of 

another man's hand or--_horribile dictu_--even an occasional kiss. 

 

Then we must teach our men _and_ women that there is essentially 

nothing shameful or humiliating in being displaced by a rival. The 

change may be a disgrace for the changer and not for the changed one. 

It does not at all mean that the change has been made because the 

rival is superior; it is a well-known fact that the rival often _is_ 

inferior. The change is often made, not because the changer has gone 

upward, but because he has gone downward, has deteriorated. And the 

changer often knows it himself. 

 

Inculcating those ideas would do away with the feeling of wounded 

vanity which is such an important component in the feeling of 

jealousy. 

 

Further, we must teach our children from the earliest age that 

jealousy is "not nice," that it is a mean feeling, that it is a sign 

of weakness, that it is degrading to the person who entertains it, 

particularly to the person who exhibits it. Ideas inculcated from 

childhood have a powerful influence, and the various ideas exposed 


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