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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

that hygiene during pregnancy should not be neglected. Everything 

possible should be done to put the mother in the best possible 

physical and mental condition. All I want to say is that it is bad to 

be insane on the subject, that it is bad to take things in an absolute 

sense, and that it is bad to exaggerate. 

 

You will often hear it said that a child that was conceived when the 

father was in an exhilarated condition is apt to be epileptic, or 

nervous, or insane, and what not. This is also to be taken with a 

grain of salt. A chronic alcoholic has a defective germ-plasm, and his 

children are apt to be defective. But a glass of wine at a wedding 

banquet cannot affect the previously formed spermatozoa. And the 

statements about children being born defective or developing 

defectively because their fathers took an occasional glass of wine are 

unworthy of serious consideration; are unworthy of any consideration. 

 

In connection with the above the reports of some cases of _violence_ 

and _accidents_ during pregnancy which, in spite of their severity, 

did not affect the children, will prove of interest. 

 

A delicate little woman missed her periods. She was sure she couldn't 

be more than two weeks over-due. And this is what she did. For five 

nights in succession she took hot mustard baths and she took them so 

hot that each time she nearly fainted and came out from them like a 

broiled lobster. No effect. She then took a box of pills which cost 

her two dollars. No effect except causing diarrhea. She then took two 

boxes of capsules which upset her stomach and made her fearfully 

nauseous. No other effect. She then ate one-half a colocynth, which 

made her terribly sick, causing a bloody diarrhea. She had to stay in 

bed for three or four days. She then took burning vaginal injections 

with some ipecac in them. No effect except making her feel raw so that 

she needed large amounts of cold cream. She then took secale cornutum 

and radix gossypii. No effect except giving her a headache, making her 

sick to her stomach and completely destroying her appetite, so that 

within a very short time she lost nearly ten pounds. She was then told 

that long walks might be efficient. She took walks of six and seven 

miles at a time, coming home more dead than alive. No effect. She then 

heard that jumping off a table is a very efficient means. She did it 

a dozen times in succession so that she was completely fagged out and 

out of breath. Eight and a half months later she gave birth to a 

perfectly healthy, well-formed boy weighing eight pounds. 

 

The following case was reported by Brillaud-Laujardiere. A farmer who 

was responsible for the condition of a servant of his household 

conceived the idea of riding horseback with her in order to bring 


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