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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

 

 

[163] In Germany, where the cure of infected prostitutes under regulation 

is nearly everywhere compulsory, usually at the cost of the community, it 

is found that 18 is the average age at which they are affected by 

syphilis; the average age of prostitutes in brothels is higher than that 

of those outside, and a much larger proportion have therefore become 

immune to disease (Blaschko, "Hygiene der Syphilis," in Weyl's _Handbuch 

der Hygiene_, Bd. ii, p. 62, 1900). 

 

[164] A. Sherwell, _Life in West London_, 1897, Ch. V. 

 

[165] Bonger brings together statistics illustrating this point, op. cit., 

pp. 402-6. 

 

[166] _The Nightless City_, p. 125. 

 

[167] Stroehmberg, as quoted by Aschaffenburg, _Das Verbrechen_, 1903, p. 

77. 

 

[168] _Monatsschrift fuer Harnkrankheiten und Sexuelle Hygiene_, 1906. Heft 

10, p. 460. But this cause is undoubtedly effective in some cases of 

unmarried women in Germany unable to get work (see article by Sister 

Henrietta Arendt, Police-Assistant at Stuttgart, _Sexual-Probleme_, 

December, 1908). 

 

[169] Thus, for instance, we find Irma von Troll-Borostyani saying in her 

book, _Im Freien Reich_ (p. 176): "Go and ask these unfortunate creatures 

if they willingly and freely devoted themselves to vice. And nearly all of 

them will tell you a story of need and destitution, of hunger and lack of 

work, which compelled them to it, or else of love and seduction and the 

fear of the discovery of their false step which drove them out of their 

homes, helpless and forsaken, into the pool of vice from which there is 

hardly any salvation." It is, of course, quite true that the prostitute is 

frequently ready to tell such stories to philanthropic persons who expect 

to hear them, and sometimes even put the words into her mouth. 

 

[170] C. Booth, _Life and Labour_, final volume, p. 125. Similarly in 

Sweden, Kullberg states that girls of thirteen to seventeen, living at 

home with their parents in comfortable circumstances, have often been 

found on the streets. 

 

[171] W. Acton, _Prostitution_, 1870, pp. 39, 49. 

 

[172] In Lyons, according to Potton, of 3884 prostitutes, 3194 abandoned, 

or apparently abandoned, their profession; in Paris a very large number 

became servants, dressmakers, or tailoresses, occupations which, in many 

cases, doubtless, they had exercised before (Parent-Duchatelet, _De la 

Prostitution_, 1857, vol. i, p. 584; vol. ii, p. 451). Sloggett (quoted by 

Acton) stated that at Davenport, 250 of the 1775 prostitutes there 

married. It is well known that prostitutes occasionally marry extremely 

well. It was remarked nearly a century ago that marriages of prostitutes 

to rich men were especially frequent in England, and usually turned out 

well; the same seems to be true still. In their own social rank they not 

infrequently marry cabmen and policemen, the two classes of men with whom 

they are brought most closely in contact in the streets. As regards 

Germany, C.K. Schneider (_Die Prostituirte und die Gesellschaft_), states 

that young prostitutes take up all sorts of occupations and situations, 

sometimes, if they have saved a little money, establishing a business, 

while old prostitutes become procuresses, brothel-keepers, lavatory women, 

and so on. Not a few prostitutes marry, he adds, but the proportion among 

inscribed German prostitutes is very small, less than 2 per cent. 

 

[173] G. de Molinari, _La Viriculture_, 1897, p. 155. 

 

[174] Reuss and other writers have reproduced typical extracts from the 

private account books of prostitutes, showing the high rate of their 

earnings. Even in the common brothels, in Philadelphia (according to 

Goodchild, "The Social Evil in Philadelphia," _Arena_, March, 1896), girls 


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