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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
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CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
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CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

the husband guessing as to where and with whom she is. And nine times 

out of ten this, under the circumstances, fully justifiable conduct on 

the part of the wife will effect a quick and radical change in the 

conduct of the husband. He will be only too glad to cry quits. Some 

people are utterly devoid of imagination. They lack the ability of 

putting themselves in another person's place. Jealousy particularly is 

not a feeling which any one can understand without having experienced 

it, unless he is endowed with the imagination of a great poet. And as 

few husbands have a great poetic imagination, it is only after they 

have felt the claws of the monster tearing at their own hearts that 

they can understand their wives' feelings, and are willing to act so 

as to save them--and themselves, of course--the cruel tortures. Many 

wives and many husbands have talked to me and written to me on the 

subject, and, as stated before, in nine times out of ten the remedy 

worked. 

 

But how about the tenth case? How about the cases where the husband is 

unable or unwilling to give up his outside flirtations and relations? 

We, advanced sexologists, know that not all men, no more than all 

women, are made in the same mould, and what is possible or even easy 

for nine men may be very difficult or absolutely impossible for the 

tenth. We know that there are some men to whom an ironclad monogamic 

relation is an absolute impossibility. The stimulation of other 

women--either the purely mental, spiritual stimulation or the 

stimulation of physical relations--is to them like breath in the 

nostrils. In fact, there are some men whose very possibility of loving 

their wives depends upon this freedom of association with other women. 

They can be extremely kind to and love their wives tenderly, if they 

can at the same time associate--spiritually or physically--with other 

women. If they are entirely cut off from any association with any 

other woman they begin to feel irritable, bored, may become ill, and 

their feeling towards their wives may become one of resentment, 

ill-will, or even one of hatred. This is not the place to talk of the 

wickedness of such men--thus they are made and with this fact we have 

to deal. 

 

What is the wife of such a man to do? Two lines of conduct are open to 

her--two avenues of exit. The line of conduct will depend upon her 

temper and upon her ideas of sex morality. But she ought to select the 

line of conduct which will cause the least pain, the least 

unhappiness. If she is a woman of a proud, independent temper, 

particularly if she belongs to the militant type, she will leave her 

husband in a huff, regardless of consequences. But if she is a woman 

of the gentler, more pliable, more supple (and I may also say more 


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