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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

100,000 ova. The greater portion of these, however, disappear, until at 

the time of her puberty the number of germs of ova contains only about 

30,000 ova. This number is far more than the woman will ever need, and 

is Nature's provision against diseased portions of the Ovaries, 

accidents, etc. Only one ovum ripens and matures each month from puberty 

until menopause, so that the woman really requires only about 300 to 350 

ova on the average. This liberality on the part of Nature, however, does 

not begin to approach her lavishness in the case of seed of the male, 

for in his case while only one spermatozoon is required to fertilize an 

ovum (and in fact only one is permitted to do so), we find that in each 

normal act of ejaculation of semen by the male over 250,000 spermatozoa 

are projected. 

 

The ripening and discharge of the egg from the Ovaries, and the 

consequent congestion above referred to, accompanied by what is called 

Menstruation, occurs regularly each lunar month (28 days). What is 

called Ovulation consists of the monthly maturing and expulsion of the 

ripe ovum or egg, while Menstruation (as we shall see later on) consists 

of the monthly discharge of blood and mucus from the inner surface of 

the Uterus; the two processes occur in connection with each other, yet 

neither can be considered as the cause of the other. 

 

MENSTRUATION. It may be well to call your attention at this point to the 

process known as Menstruation, or "the monthly flow," or "the courses" 

of women. Menstruation is the monthly flow of bloody fluid which occurs 

in all healthy (non-pregnant) women from puberty to the menopause or 

"change of life." 

 

By "PUBERTY" is meant the age at which a woman begins her period of 

possible child-bearing experience. In temperate climates the average age 

of puberty is about fourteen years, while in tropical countries it is 

often a year or so earlier, and in arctic countries a year or so later. 

The time, however, depends materially upon the temperament, race, 

hygiene, and general environment of the individual girl. At this period 

the girl gradually changes into the young woman. Her figure changes, her 

bust develops, her hips broaden, and her mental and emotional nature 

undergoes a change. Also the menstrual flow begins to manifest at this 

time; at first scanty and irregular, but gradually changing into the 

characteristic flow each month. 

 

At the period of puberty, the girl undergoes marked emotional changes. 

She becomes very "emotional" as a rule, and quite "sensitive." She 

becomes filled with strange, unaccountable longings, ideas, and 


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