In Gehennum there is a taboo, by no means universally observed, against sexual junction with a pregnant woman. Rich men often take a concubine when their wife becomes pregnant, which spoils relations between them and their wives, and leads to the wives resenting their children. In the Decadent Period, the nobles are compelled by the episkopos to do this. See also menstruation.

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