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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

the common belief that after "the change" she will lose all of her sex 

attractiveness, and her sexual feelings, etc. This is a grave error, for 

the experience of all observing physicians is that no such results 

follow this period of the woman's life. Many women become even more 

attractive to the other sex after this time, by reason of acquiring a 

certain maturity and "ripeness" which proves very attractive to many 

men--often to young men as well as older ones. Moreover, the sexual 

desires do not cease with the cessation of the reproductive functions. 

On the contrary, it often happens that such emotions and desires are 

increased in the woman at, and after, this time of her life. So true is 

this that this period has been called "The Dangerous Age" for women, 

and the experience of many a woman of forty-five to fifty will 

corroborate this statement. The woman at this time should beware of 

contracting unwise love affairs and entanglements, and of yielding to 

impulses toward men other than her mate. A word to the wise should be 

sufficient in this case. 

 

To return to the main subject of Menstruation, it may be said that the 

monthly flow, when once established, occurs at intervals of every 

twenty-eight days, on the average, although in some individual cases it 

occurs as often as every twenty-one days, while in others it occurs as 

seldom as once in every six weeks, all without exceeding the bounds of 

normal functioning. Menstruation ceases temporarily during pregnancy, in 

normal cases, and often also ceases during the period of lactation or 

nursing. The menstrual period lasts on an average for four or five days, 

the flow increasing for the first half of the period, and decreasing 

during the last half. At the beginning of the period there is often 

manifested a general congestion of all of the sexual organs of the 

woman, and often of the breasts as well. There is also usually found a 

sense of physical discomfort, from which more or less irritable feeling 

arises. In rare cases there are found severe cramps and pains, and in 

some cases the woman finds it necessary to call in medical aid, or to go 

to bed, or both. In such cases a cure is often worked by improving the 

general health, and by observing common sense hygienic rules. 

 

Menstruation is caused by a hypertrophy of the mucus membrane of inner 

surface of the Uterus, which is followed by a shedding of the 

hypertrophied membrane. This leaves exposed the underlying vessels, 

which bleed. New mucus membrane is formed after the period. The 


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