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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

disabilities (menstruation, pregnancy, lactation), to her age-long 

repression, to the fact that she must be sought but never seek, and to 

her economic dependence. 

 

For the above reasons, sex instruction is a matter of double 

importance to woman--this fact has been emphasized in the first 

chapter. But woman's disabilities impose upon us another duty: 

_because_ she carries the heaviest burden, _because_ she always pays 

more dearly than the man, it becomes incumbent upon man to treat her 

with special consideration, with genuine kindness and chivalry. 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER FIVE 

 

PUBERTY 

 

Physical Changes in Puberty--Physical Changes in the Genital 

Organs and in the Rest of the Body--Psychic Changes--Puberty and 

Adolescence--Nubility. 

 

 

Puberty is the most wonderful, the most significant period in a girl's 

life. Important as it is in a boy's life and development, it is still 

more so in a girl's. At this period there are often laid the 

foundations which either make or mar the girl's future life. 

 

The meaning of the word puberty is maturity. It is the period at which 

the girl and the boy reach sexual maturity; in other words, the period 

at which the sex glands of the boy begin to generate spermatozoa, and 

the sex glands of the girl begin to mature and expel eggs or ova; with 

the girl puberty is marked by an additional phenomenon, which has no 

analogue in the boy, namely, menstruation. 

 

=Physical Changes.= The word puberty is derived from the word _puber_, 

which in Latin means mature, ripe. But the word puber is itself 

derived from the word _pubes_, which in Latin means fine hair or 

down. For at this period of maturity all mammals (that is animals 

which have breasts and nurse their young) begin to develop a growth of 

hair. You know that our entire body, with the exception of the palms 

of the hands and the soles of the feet, is covered with innumerable 

hair follicles, and from our birth our entire body, with the exception 

named, is covered with fine hair. The hair may be too delicate to be 

seen, but it is there, and with a magnifying glass you can see it 

without any trouble. But at puberty the hair increases in thickness 

and in quantity, and becomes abundant in places where it was hardly 

noticeable before--the upper lip and face in boys, and the armpits and 

lower part of the abdomen in both boys and girls. 

 

And so the first apparent physical sign of puberty in a girl is the 

gradual appearance of hair in the armpits, on the mons Veneris and the 

labia majora. But all the genital organs are undergoing rapid 

development; the vulva, the vagina, the uterus and the ovaries become 

larger, and the ovaries which up to that time were elaborating an 

internal secretion only, now also begin to manufacture ova; in other 


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