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LESSON-1-2
LESSON-3
LESSON-4.1
LESSON-4.2
LESSON-5.1
LESSON-5.2
LESSON-6.1
LESSON-6.2
LESSON-7.1
LESSON-7.2
LESSON-7.3
LESSON-8
LESSON-9
LESSON-10.1
LESSON-10.2
LESSON-11
LESSON-12
LESSON-13.1
LESSON-13.2
LESSON-14
LESSON-15.1
LESSON-15.2
Contraception
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1
CHAPTER-2-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18-19

restriction, or control of the procreative functions by application of 

the intellect or reasoning processes IS unnatural, in the sense of not 

being indicated by Nature and enforced through the instinctive actions 

of the race. The only instinct which primitive man seems to have had in 

this case (and these he held in common with the lower animals) was that 

of free and unlimited sexual intercourse, in response to his instinctive 

desires, with this exception (and this exception should be carefully 

noted), i. e.: that the male respected the instinctive disinclination to 

cohabit during the period in which the woman was pregnant, and often 

also during the period in which she nursed her infant. This instinct, 

unhappily for the race, the "civilized" man has overridden until it has 

practically ceased to manifest its voice. 

 

The lower animals, obeying this primitive instinct, do not manifest 

violation of this law of Nature. On the contrary, the female will not 

allow the male to approach her at such times, and will fight savagely at 

any attempt to violate this instinctive law of her nature. The male 

usually recognizes the existence of this law, and makes no attempt to 

violate it, but should he attempt the same he is defeated by the female 

as above stated. It has remained for Man alone to override and violate, 

and to eventually render nul and void this wise instinctive provision of 

Nature. 

 

But beyond this there is no "natural," instinctive regulation of the 

sexual activities of animal or man, other than the desires of the male 

and female. If civilized man adhered wholly to the "natural" in this 

respect, he would obey the voice of instinct alone, and would show 

reason and intellect the door in such matters, and would also bid 

defiance to all legal or ecclesiastical authority when it sought to 

"control" his activities along these lines. But, it is needless to say, 

such is not the case. Not only has the Law of the Church insisted upon 

certain "control" of these matters--as witness the laws against 

adultery, illicit relations, incest, bastardy, etc.--but man, himself, 

has asserted a greater and still greater voluntary control over the 

reproductive functions as he has risen in the scale of civilization and 

culture. 

 

Today it is only the lowest and least cultured classes of society who 

(to use the expressive but somewhat inelegant term) persist in "breeding 

like pigs." All other classes exercise a greater or less degree of 

"control" of some kind in the matter of limitation of offspring. In 


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