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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

words, the monthly process of ovulation is begun. Synchronously with 

the process of ovulation, there commences the monthly function of 

menstruation. The breasts also increase in size, assume the 

characteristic contour, develop their glandular substance, and become 

capable of secreting milk for the use of any possible offspring. 

During this period of development they are often very sensitive to the 

touch or feel painful without being touched. 

 

But not only the genital organs undergo growth and development--the 

entire body participates in the process. The growth in height is the 

most rapid at this period; the greatest growth takes place in the 

limbs--legs and arms. The pelvis becomes broader, and the chest or 

thorax also becomes broader and larger. The muscles become larger and 

rounder and finally give the girl the beautiful womanly form. 

 

=Psychic Changes.= But the changes are not only physical; the changes 

that take place in the girl's psychic sphere during the pubertal years 

are also highly important. That is the period of the development of 

the emotions; she is overflowing with emotion; she becomes sensitive; 

in her relations with boys and men she becomes self-conscious. 

Distinct sexual desire fortunately does not make its appearance in the 

girl at this period, as it does in the boy, but she becomes filled 

with vague undefined and undefinable longings. It is the period of 

"crushes" when the girl is apt to bestow her overflowing emotion on a 

girl friend. There is nothing reprehensible in these crushes--they 

act as a safety valve--and only in rare cases are they apt to lead to 

abnormal development. This is also the period of day-dreaming and of 

romancing; the girl likes to read love-stories and novels in which she 

identifies herself with the heroine. And it makes quite some 

difference as to what the girl reads during this period, for 

literature has a strong influence on the young in the most plastic 

period of their lives; and it is important that older persons see to 

it that those in their care spend their time on books of noble ideals 

and high artistic value. 

 

Girls of a highly sensitive or so-called "nervous" temperament, 

especially if there is "nervousness" in the family, must be 

particularly looked after. For it is during the years of puberty and 

adolescence that any neurotic traits are apt to develop and become 

emphasized. It is also the period when bad sexual habits 

(masturbation) are apt to develop, and the careful mother will devote 

special attention to her girls in their years of puberty, and guard 

them as much as possible against physical and emotional shocks. 

 

The age of puberty in girls is by many writers considered as 

synonymous or synchronous with the onset of menstruation, which in 


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