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PREFACE
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.1
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.2
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.3
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.4
THE MOTHER AND HER CHILD-1.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.4
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.5
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.6
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.7
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.8
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.9
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.10
SEXUAL EDUCATION-2.11
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.1
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.2
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.3
SEXUAL EDUCATION AND NAKEDNESS-3.4
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.1
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.2
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.3
THE VALUATION OF SEXUAL LOVE-4.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.1
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.2
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.3
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.4
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.5
THE FUNCTION OF CHASTITY-5.6
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.1
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.2
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.3
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.4
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.5
THE PROBLEM OF SEXUAL ABSTINENCE-6.6
PROSTITUTION-7.1
PROSTITUTION-7.2
PROSTITUTION-7.3
PROSTITUTION-7.4
PROSTITUTION-7.5
PROSTITUTION-7.6
PROSTITUTION-7.7
PROSTITUTION-7.8
PROSTITUTION-7.9
PROSTITUTION-7.10
PROSTITUTION-7.11
PROSTITUTION-7.12
PROSTITUTION-7.13
PROSTITUTION-7.14
PROSTITUTION-7.15
FOOTNOTES-1
FOOTNOTES-2

women are more anxious to provide for the enjoyment of their 

temporary consorts and to ascertain what pleases them. "The 

foreigner seems to make it the business of her life to discover 

some abnormal mode of sexual gratification for her consort." For 

their own pleasure also foreign prostitutes frequently ask for 

_cunnilinctus_, in preference to normal coitus, while anal coitus 

is also common. The difference evidently is that the British 

women, when they seek gratification, find it in normal coitus, 

while the foreign women prefer more abnormal methods. There is, 

however, one class of British prostitutes which this 

correspondent finds to be an exception to the general rule: the 

class of those who are recruited from the lower walks of the 

stage. "Such women are generally more licentious--that is to say, 

more acquainted with the bizarre in sexualism--than girls who 

come from shops or bars; they show a knowledge of _fellatio_, and 

even anal coitus, and during menstruation frequently suggest 

inter-mammary coitus." 

 

On the whole it would appear that prostitutes, though not usually impelled 

to their life by motives of sensuality, on entering and during the early 

part of their career possess a fairly average amount of sexual impulse, 

with variations in both directions of excess and deficiency as well as of 

perversion. At a somewhat later period it is useless to attempt to measure 

the sexual impulse of prostitutes by the amount of pleasure they take in 

the professional performance of sexual intercourse. It is necessary to 

ascertain whether they possess sexual instincts which are gratified in 

other ways. In a large proportion of cases this is found to be so. 

Masturbation, especially, is extremely common among prostitutes 

everywhere; however prevalent it may be among women who have no other 

means of obtaining sexual gratification it is admitted by all to be still 

more prevalent among prostitutes, indeed almost universal.[185] 

 

Homosexuality, though not so common as masturbation, is very frequently 

found among prostitutes--in France, it would seem, more frequently than in 

England--and it may indeed be said that it occurs more often among 

prostitutes than among any other class of women. It is favored by the 

acquired distaste for normal coitus due to professional intercourse with 

men, which leads homosexual relationships to be regarded as pure and ideal 

by comparison. It would appear also that in a considerable proportion of 

cases prostitutes present a congenital condition of sexual inversion, such 

a condition, with an accompanying indifference to intercourse with men, 

being a predisposing cause of the adoption of a prostitute's career. 

Kurella even regards prostitutes as constituting a sub-variety of 

congenital inverts. Anna Rueling in Germany states that about twenty per 

cent. prostitutes are homosexual; when asked what induced them to become 

prostitutes, more than one inverted woman of the street has replied to her 

that it was purely a matter of business, sexual feeling not coming into 

the question except with a friend of the same sex.[186] 

 

The occurrence of congenital inversion among prostitutes--although we need 

not regard prostitutes as necessarily degenerate as a class--suggests the 

question whether we are likely to find an unusually large number of 

physical and other anomalies among them. It cannot be said that there is 

unanimity of opinion on this point. For some authorities prostitutes are 

merely normal ordinary women of low social rank, if indeed their instincts 

are not even a little superior to those of the class in which they were 


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