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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

year. 

 

Where does the menstrual blood come from? The menstrual blood comes 

from the inside of the womb. Every month, for a few days prior to 

menstruation, the inside lining of the womb (what we call the mucous 

membrane or endometrium) becomes congested and its bloodvessels become 

distended with blood. If the woman has sexual intercourse and 

pregnancy happens to take place, then this extra blood is used to 

nourish and develop the new child; but if no pregnancy takes place, 

that extra blood exudes from the bloodvessels (some of the 

bloodvessels rupture) and is discharged from the uterus into the 

vagina, and from there to the outside, where it is caught on cotton, 

sanitary napkins or some other pad. 

 

=At what age does menstruation begin?= The usual age at which 

menstruation begins in this country is thirteen or fourteen; in some 

it may occur as early as twelve, in others as late as fifteen, sixteen 

or even seventeen. For menstruation to begin earlier than twelve or 

later than seventeen is in this country a rare exception. But in cold 

northern climates the age of eighteen is not rare, and in the hot 

southern climates menstruation often starts at the ages of ten or 

eleven. Change of climate or of country will often have an influence 

on the menses. In the early years of his medical practice, the author 

had many Finnish girls as patients. It was a very common occurrence 

for them to stop menstruating for the first few months or even for the 

first year of their residence in this country. 

 

=At what age does menstruation cease?= The age at which menstruation 

ceases is called the _menopause_ or _climacteric_. It usually takes 

place at the age of forty-eight or fifty. In some cases it does not 

take place until the age of fifty-two, in others it takes place as 

early as forty-five or forty-four. In general, it may be said that the 

woman's menstruating period, during which she is able to have 

children, lasts about thirty-five years. And if no restraint be taken, 

and if no precautions be taken against conception, a woman could have 

twenty or thirty children during her childbearing period. 

 

=How many days does a woman menstruate?= The usual number of days is 

from three to five; in some cases menstruation lasts only two days, in 

others as long as seven. As a rule, the greatest amount of blood 

passed is during the first two days. 

 

=The amount of blood.= It is hard to estimate the exact amount of 

blood passed by a woman during her menses, but it reaches about an 

ounce and a half to three ounces. In some women the amount may reach 

as much as four or five ounces and in exceptional cases as much as 

eight ounces. Where it exceeds this amount, it is an abnormal 

condition, requiring treatment. The usual statement that a normally 


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