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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

medical profession as well, is that the menopause is the end of 

woman's sexual life. Every woman is laboring under the erroneous 

impression that with the establishment of the menopause, with the 

cessation of the menses, she ceases to be a woman, and as she does not 

become a man, she becomes something of a neuter being, neither woman 

nor man. And she has the idea that after the menopause she can have no 

further attraction for her husband or for other men. Naturally such an 

idea has a very depressing effect on any human being. Any human being 

fights to the last to retain all its human functions, especially the 

function which is considered as important as is the sexual function. 

 

=Reproductive Function and Sexual Function Not Synonymous.= Of course 

with the permanent cessation of the menses the woman's _reproductive_ 

function is at an end. But the reproductive function is _not_ 

synonymous with the sexual function, I must insist again and again, 

and naturally until this erroneous idea is dispelled much unnecessary 

misery will be the lot of our women. If women in general will learn 

that with the establishment of the menopause they do _not_ cease to be 

women, if they will learn that the sexual desire in women lasts long 

beyond the cessation of the menopause, many women being as passionate 

at sixty as at thirty, if they will learn that their attractiveness or 

non-attractiveness to the male sex does not depend upon the menopause, 

but upon their general condition, if they will learn that many women 

at fifty and sixty are much more attractive than some women at half 

that age, they will not take the onset of the menopause so tragically 

and they will thereby avoid the greater part of their mental and 

emotional suffering. 

 

The actual atrophy of the ovaries, uterus, external genitals and the 

breasts can, of course, not be prevented, but that atrophy is a slow 

and gradual process, and is not in itself the cause of the various 

distressing symptoms that we have enumerated. 

 

The treatment of the menopause, if the symptoms are at all 

disagreeable, or distressing, should be in the hands of a competent 

physician. A little wholesome advice may be more efficient than 

gallons of medicine and bushels of pills. In general the woman should 

try to lead as calm and peaceful a life as possible. Warm baths daily 

are beneficial, constipation should be guarded against, hot vaginal 

douches are often efficient against the disagreeable flushes, and 

last, but not least, the husband should during this critical period be 

doubly kind and doubly considerate of his wife. It is during the years 

between forty-five and fifty-five that the wife is most in need of her 

husband's sympathy and support. 

 

=Increased Libido During Menopause.= There is one rather delicate 


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