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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

this country in the majority of cases occurs between the ages of 

thirteen and fourteen. The year of gradual development before the 

onset of menstruation is by some referred to as the pre-pubertal year; 

and the first year after the onset of menstruation is the 

post-pubertal year. The period from puberty to full sexual maturity is 

called adolescence, and this term is applied generally to the period 

between thirteen and eighteen. For at eighteen the boy and the girl 

have reached full maturity. Mentally we acquire things as long as we 

live, and even physically the body gets larger for some years after 

eighteen. But sexually both boys and girls are fully mature at 

eighteen, though in order to become parents it is best, for various 

reasons, to wait to the ages of twenty or twenty-five. 

 

=Nubility.= Nubility is the age or state when a boy or a girl is "fit" 

for marriage. This is a vague and unsatisfactory term. At the age of 

thirteen to fifteen boys and girls are physically "fit" for marriage, 

that is at that age a boy is capable of begetting and a girl of having 

children. But it does not mean that it would be advisable for them to 

marry at such an early age. Neither their bodies nor their minds are 

fully developed, and children begotten of such young parents are apt 

to be weaklings, both mentally and physically. The youngest age for 

girls to marry should be eighteen, and for boys twenty; but the 

youngest age for becoming parents should be twenty to twenty-two for 

the mother and twenty-three to twenty-five for the father. 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER SIX 

 

MENSTRUATION 

 

Definition of Menstruation--Where Menstrual Blood Comes From--Age 

of Menstruation--Age of Cessation of 

Menstruation--Duration--Amount--Regularity and Irregularity. 

 

 

The first function with which the girl will be confronted, which will 

impress upon her that she is a creature of sex, that she is decidedly 

different from the boy, is _menstruation_. And this function we will 

now proceed to study. 

 

What is menstruation? Menstruation is a monthly discharge of blood. 

The word is derived from the Latin word mensis, which means a month; 

and menstruation is also frequently spoken of as _the menses_. It is 

also called the catamenia or catamenia-flow (Greek, kata--by, men--a 

month). Other terms are: the periods, courses, monthlies, turns, 

monthly changes, monthly sickness, sickness, flowers, to be unwell, to 

be regular. "Not to see anything" is a common term for having missed 

the menses. This flow of blood recurs in most cases with remarkable 

regularity once a month; not a calendar month, but once a lunar month, 

i.e., once every twenty-eight days. And as there are thirteen lunar 

months a year, a woman menstruates not twelve but thirteen times a 


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