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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

directions. Bathing is permissible, but it is safe to use only a 

lukewarm bath. Cold tub baths, cold shower baths, as well as ocean and 

river bathing are best avoided during the period; at least during the 

first two days. I do not give this as an absolute rule; I know women 

who bathe and swim in the ocean during their menstrual periods without 

any injury to themselves, but they are exceptionally robust women; 

advice in books is for the average person, and it is always best to be 

on the safe side. 

 

=Rest.= Rest is just as important during menstruation as cleanliness, 

if not more so. Some women as mentioned before feel during their 

menses just as well as they do at other times, and do not need any 

special hygiene. But these are in the minority. Most girls and women 

do feel somewhat below par during that period, and it is very 

important that they take it easy, particularly during the first two 

days. It is an outrage that many delicate, weak girls and women must 

stay on their feet all day or work on a machine when they should be at 

home in bed or lying down on a couch. 

 

The womb is congested during the period, is larger and heavier than 

normal, and it is then that there is often laid the foundation for 

some future uterine disease, the well-known "womb trouble," or "female 

disease." It is not necessary that work be given up altogether, but 

there certainly should be less of it and there should be as much rest 

as possible. For delicate and sensitive girls it is always best to 

stay away from school during the first and second days. Speaking again 

of the average and not the exception, it is best that dancing, bicycle 

riding, horseback riding, rowing, and other athletic exercises be 

given up altogether during the menses. Automobile riding and railroad 

and carriage travelling prove injurious in some instances, greatly 

increasing the flow of blood. But these are the exceptions at the 

other extreme. 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER NINE 

 

FECUNDATION OR FERTILIZATION 

 

Fecundation or Fertilization--Process of Fecundation--When the 

Ovum Matures--Fate of Ovum When no Intercourse Has Taken 

Place--Entrance of Spermatozoa as Result of Intercourse--The 

Spermatozoa in Search of the Ovum--Rapidity of Movements of 

Spermatozoa--Absorption of Spermatozooen by Ovum--Activity of 

Impregnated Ovum in Finding Place to Develop--Pregnancy in the 

Fallopian Tube and Its Dangers--Twin Pregnancy--Passivity of Ovum 

and Activity of Spermatozooen Foretell the Contrasting Roles of 

the Man and the Woman Throughout Life. 

 

 

Fecundation and fertilization are important terms to remember. They 

stand for the most important phenomenon in the living world. Without 

it there would be no plants and no animals, excepting a few very low 


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