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LESSON-4.1
LESSON-4.2
LESSON-5.1
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LESSON-6.1
LESSON-6.2
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LESSON-7.2
LESSON-7.3
LESSON-8
LESSON-9
LESSON-10.1
LESSON-10.2
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LESSON-13.1
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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

spermatic fluids are much more closely analogous in their normal manner 

of secretion and use than are the bile and the semen. Neither flow of 

tears nor of semen is essential to life or health. Both are largely 

under the control of the imagination, the emotions, and the will; and 

the flow of either is liable to be arrested in a moment of sudden mental 

action." 

 

Parkhurst says: "The prostatic fluid, according to Robin, is secreted at 

the moment of ejaculation. The remaining element of the spermatic 

secretion is produced, under normal circumstances, only as required, 

either for impregnation or for the maintenance of the affectional 

function. The theory that the sperm is naturally secreted only as it is 

required, brings it into harmony with other secretions. The tears, the 

saliva, and the perspiration, are always required in small quantities, 

and the secretion is continuous; but if required in great quantities, 

the secretion becomes great almost instantly. The mother's milk is 

chiefly secreted just as it is required for the infant, and when not 

required the secretion entirely ceases; yet it recommences the moment 

the birth of another child makes it necessary. * * * A man accustomed to 

abstinence will not suffer from any accumulation of secretions, while a 

man whose absorbing glands have never had occasion to take up the 

secretions will be in trouble; just as a dairy cow which has not been 

milked will be in trouble, though if running wild she would never have 

any necessity for milking. * * * The objection that man needs physical 

relief from a continuous secretion is answered by the admitted fact that 

men not deficient in sexual vigor live for months, and probably for 

years, in strict abstinence, and with no physical inconvenience such as 

is often complained of by men who happen to be deprived of their 

accustomed indulgence for a week or two at a time." 

 

Dr. Nystrom, the eminent Swedish writer on the subject, however, utters 

the following warning to those who would make hasty generalizations on 

the subject: "In speaking of relative abstinence or regulation and 

command of the sexual instinct, I warn against absolutism in this 

regard, and especially against the generalizing of abstinence as 

possible for everybody. Although abstinence during an entire lifetime 

does not injure certain individuals, it cannot be endured by others for 

some length of time without undesirable consequences. I therefore oppose 

the principle of absolute continence as in the main false. It may 

possibly be applied to a few deeply religious or philosophical persons, 


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