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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

egoistic possibilities, to habituate us to larger actualizations of 

personality in a rudimentary manner," and so to arouse, "aimlessly but 

splendidly, the sheer as yet unfulfilled possibilities within us." 

 

[120] Even when monotonous labor is intellectual, it is not thereby 

protected against degrading orgiastic reactions. Prof. L. Gurlitt shows 

(_Die Neue Generation_, January, 1909, pp. 31-6) how the strenuous, 

unremitting intellectual work of Prussian seminaries leads among both 

teachers and scholars to the worst forms of the orgy. 

 

[121] Rabutaux discusses various definitions of prostitution, _De la 

Prostitution en Europe_, pp. 119 et seq. For the origin of the names to 

designate the prostitute, see Schrader, _Reallexicon_, art. 

"Beischlaeferin." 

 

[122] _Digest_, lib. xxiii, tit. ii, p. 43. If she only gave herself to 

one or two persons, though for money, it was not prostitution. 

 

[123] Guyot, _La Prostitution_, p. 8. The element of venality is 

essential, and religious writers (like Robert Wardlaw, D.D., of Edinburgh, 

in his _Lectures on Female Prostitution_, 1842, p. 14) who define 

prostitution as "the illicit intercourse of the sexes," and synonymous 

with theological "fornication," fall into an absurd confusion. 

 

[124] "Such marriages are sometimes stigmatized as 'legalized 

prostitution,'" remarks Sidgwick (_Methods of Ethics_, Bk. iii, Ch. XI), 

"but the phrase is felt to be extravagant and paradoxical." 

 

[125] Bonger, _Criminalite et Conditions Economiques_, p. 378. Bonger 

believes that the act of prostitution is "intrinsically equal to that of a 

man or woman who contracts a marriage for economical reasons." 

 

[126] E. Richard, _La Prostitution a Paris_, 1890, p. 44. It may be 

questioned whether publicity or notoriety should form an essential part of 

the definition; it seems, however, to be involved, or the prostitute 

cannot obtain clients. Reuss states that she must, in addition, be 

absolutely without means of subsistence; that is certainly not essential. 

Nor is it necessary, as the _Digest_ insisted, that the act should be 

performed "without pleasure;" that may be as it will, without affecting 

the prostitutional nature of the act. 

 

[127] Hawkesworth, _Account of the Voyages_, etc., 1775, vol. ii, p. 254. 

 

[128] R.W. Codrington, _The Melanesians_, p. 235. 

 

[129] F.S. Krauss, _Romanische Forschungen_, 1903, p. 290. 

 

[130] H. Schurtz, _Altersklassen und Maennerbuende_, 1902, p. 190. In this 

work Schurtz brings together (pp. 189-201) some examples of the germs of 

prostitution among primitive peoples. Many facts and references are given 

by Westermarck (_History of Human Marriage_, pp. 66 et seq., and _Origin 

and Development of the Moral Ideas_, vol. ii, pp. 441 _et seq._). 

 

[131] Bachofen (more especially in his _Mutterrecht_ and _Sage von 

Tanaquil_) argued that even religious prostitution sprang from the 

resistance of primitive instincts to the individualization of love. Cf. 

Robertson Smith, _Religion of Semites_, second edition, p. 59. 

 

[132] Whatever the reason may be, there can be no doubt that there is a 

widespread tendency for religion and prostitution to be associated; it is 

possibly to some extent a special case of that general connection between 

the religious and sexual impulses which has been discussed elsewhere 

(Appendix C to vol. i of these _Studies_). Thus A.B. Ellis, in his book on 

_The Ewe-speaking Peoples of West Africa_ (pp. 124, 141) states that here 

women dedicated to a god become promiscuous prostitutes. W.G. Sumner 

(_Folkways_, Ch. XVI) brings together many facts concerning the wide 

distribution of religious prostitution. 


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