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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

earn twenty dollars or more a week, which is far more than they could earn 

in any other occupation open to them. 

 

[175] A. Despres, _La Prostitution en France_, 1883. 

 

[176] Bonger, _Criminalite et Conditions Economiques_, 1905, pp. 378-414. 

 

[177] _La Donna Delinquente_, p. 401. 

 

[178] Raciborski, _Traite de l'Impuissance_, p. 20. It may be added that 

Bergh, a leading authority on the anatomical peculiarities of the external 

female sexual organs, who believe that strong development of the external 

genital organs accompanies libidinous tendencies, has not found such 

development to be common among prostitutes. 

 

[179] Hammer, who has had much opportunity of studying the psychology of 

prostitutes, remarks that he has seen no reason to suspect sexual coldness 

(_Monatsschrift fuer Harnkrankheiten und Sexuelle Hygiene_, 1906, Heft 2, 

p. 85), although, as he has elsewhere stated, he is of opinion that 

indolence, rather than excess of sensuality, is the chief cause of 

prostitution. 

 

[180] See "The Sexual Impulse in Women," in the third volume of these 

_Studies_. 

 

[181] Tait stated that in Edinburgh many married women living with their 

husbands in comfortable circumstances, and having children, were found to 

be acting as prostitutes, that is, in the regular habit of making 

assignations with strangers (W. Tait, _Magdalenism in Edinburgh_, 1842, p. 

16). 

 

[182] Janke brings together opinions to this effect, _Die Willkuerliche 

Hervorbringen des Geschlechts_, p. 275. "If we compare a prostitute of 

thirty-five with her respectable sister," Acton remarked (_Prostitution_, 

1870, p. 39), "we seldom find that the constitutional ravages often 

thought to be necessary consequences of prostitution exceed those 

attributable to the cares of a family and the heart-wearing struggles of 

virtuous labor." 

 

[183] Hirschfeld states (_Wesen der Liebe_, p. 35) that the desire for 

intercourse with a sympathetic person is heightened, and not decreased, by 

a professional act of coitus. 

 

[184] This has been clearly shown by Hans Ostwald (from whom I take the 

above-quoted observation of a prostitute), one of the best authorities on 

prostitute life and character; see, e.g., his article, "Die erotischen 

Beziehungen zwischen Dirne und Zuhaelter," _Sexual-Probleme_, June, 1908. 

In the subsequent number of the same periodical (July, 1908, p. 393) Dr. 

Max Marcuse supports Ostwald's experiences, and says that the letters of 

prostitutes and their bullies are love-letters exactly like those of 

respectable people of the same class, and with the same elements of love 

and jealousy; these relationships, he remarks, often prove very enduring. 

The prostitute author of the _Tagebuch einer Verlorenen_ (p. 147) also has 

some remarks on the prostitute's relations to her bully, stating that it 

is simply the natural relationship of a girl to her lover. 

 

[185] Thus Moraglia found that among 180 prostitutes in North Italian 

brothels, and among 23 elegant Italian and foreign cocottes, every one 

admitted that she masturbated, preferably by friction of the clitoris; 113 

of them, the majority, declared that they preferred solitary or mutual 

masturbation to normal coitus. Hammer states (_Zehn Lebenslaeufe Berliner 

Kontrollmaedchen_ in Ostwald's series of "Grosstadt Dokumente," 1905) that 

when in hospital all but three or four of sixty prostitutes masturbate, 

and those who do not are laughed at by the rest. 

 

[186] _Jahrbuch fuer Sexuelle Zwischenstufen_, Jahrgang VII, 1905, p. 148; 

"Sexual Inversion," vol. ii of these _Studies_, Ch. IV. Hammer found that 

of twenty-five prostitutes in a reformatory as many as twenty-three were 


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