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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 FIFTY-TWO 

 

REMEDIES FOR JEALOUSY 

 

Prevention and Cure--Prophylaxis of Jealousy--Fitting Remedy to 

Circumstances--The Neglectful and Flirtatious Husband--No 

Question of Love--Advice to the wife of the Flirtatious Man--An 

Efficient Though Vulgar Remedy--Jealousy Must Be Experienced to 

Be Understood--Necessity for Freedom of Association--Lines of 

Conduct for the Wife--Contempt for a Certain Type of Wife and 

Husband--The Abandoned Lover--The Effects of Unrequited 

Love--Sublimated Sexual Desire--Replacing Unrequited Love--The 

Attitude of Goethe--Simultaneous Loves Possible--Successive Loves 

Possible--Eternal Loves--When Sex Relationships May Be 

Beneficial--Purchasable Sex Relations and Their Value--The Broken 

Engagement--The Terrible Effects on the Young Man--The Young 

Streetwalker--Sex Relations with Fiance--Inundating Sense of 

Shame--Collapse--Attempts at Suicide--An Active Sex Life--The 

Results--The Prevention of Jealousy. 

 

 

We are all agreed that prevention is more important than cure. But 

when a patient comes with a fully developed disease it is futile to 

speak to him of prevention. It is too late to sermonize. What he wants 

and what he needs is a cure, if such can be had. What has preceded has 

reference chiefly to the prophylaxis of jealousy, to the prevention of 

the development of this disease in the future. 

 

The question is: Is there a _remedy_ for this malady? Is there a 

_cure_ for this horrible disease of jealousy? 

 

The conditions are extremely complex, and the remedy must be fitted to 

the circumstances. Let us assume that the husband neglects his wife 

and causes her to be jealous, not because he is in love with another 

woman, but because he is flirtatious, light-headed, feather-brained 

and inconsiderate. Such cases are in the great majority. Many husbands 

who like or love their wives and who believe themselves secure in 

their love think it is quite proper for them to hunt for new conquests 

and to carry on petty love affairs with as many girls or women as they 

comfortably can. There is no question here about love--it is just 

flirtation or sexual relations. When this is the case the wife should 

have a frank and firm talk with her husband; she should tell him that 

she does not like his behavior and that it makes her unhappy. In many 

instances this alone will suffice to effect a change in the husband's 

conduct. Where this does not suffice, where the husband is too 

egotistic and does not want to give up his little pleasures, then it 

is left for the wife to adopt the old and rather vulgar remedy. It is 

old and, as said, rather vulgar, but it has the merit of efficiency: 

it very often works. Let the wife adopt similar tactics, let her also 

flirt, let her go out and come back at uncertain hours, let her keep 


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