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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

homosexual, or, on good grounds, suspected to be such. Hirschfeld 

(_Berlins Drittes Geschlecht_, p. 65) mentions that prostitutes sometimes 

accost better-class women who, from their man-like air, they take to be 

homosexual; from persons of their own sex prostitutes will accept a 

smaller remuneration, and sometimes refuse payment altogether. 

 

[187] With prostitution, as with criminality, it is of course difficult to 

disentangle the element of heredity from that of environment, even when we 

have good grounds for believing that the factor of heredity here, as 

throughout the whole of life, cannot fail to carry much weight. It is 

certain, in any case, that prostitution frequently runs in families. "It 

has often been my experience," writes a former prostitute (Hedwig Hard, 

_Beichte einer Gefallenen_, p. 156) "that when in a family a girl enters 

this path, her sister soon afterwards follows her: I have met with 

innumerable cases; sometimes three sisters will all be on the register, 

and I knew a case of four sisters, whose mother, a midwife, had been in 

prison, and the father drank. In this case, all four sisters, who were 

very beautiful, married, one at least very happily, to a rich doctor who 

took her out of the brothel at sixteen and educated her." 

 

[188] This fact is not contradicted by the undoubted fact that prostitutes 

are by no means always contented with the life they choose. 

 

[189] This point has been discussed by Bloch, _Sexualleben unserer Zeit_, 

Ch. XIII. 

 

[190] Various series of observations are summarized by Lombroso and 

Ferrero, _La Donna Delinquente_, 1893, Part III, cap. IV. 

 

[191] _History of European Morals_, vol. iii, p. 283. 

 

[192] Similarly Lord Morley has written (_Diderot_, vol. ii, p. 20): "The 

purity of the family, so lovely and dear as it is, has still only been 

secured hitherto by retaining a vast and dolorous host of female outcasts 

... upon whose heads, as upon the scapegoat of the Hebrew ordinance, we 

put all the iniquities of the children of the house, and all their 

transgressions in all their sins, and then banish them with maledictions 

into the foul outer wilderness and the land not inhabited." 

 

[193] Horace, _Satires_, lib. i, 2. 

 

[194] Augustine, _De Ordine_, Bk. II, Ch. IV. 

 

[195] _De Regimine Principum_ (_Opuscula XX_), lib. iv, cap. XIV. I am 

indebted to the Rev. H. Northcote for the reference to the precise place 

where this statement occurs; it is usually quoted more vaguely. 

 

[196] Lea, _History of Auricular Confession_, vol. ii, p. 69. There was 

even, it seems, an eccentric decision of the Salamanca theologians that a 

nun might so receive money, "licite et valide." 

 

[197] Lea, op. cit., vol. ii, pp. 263, 399. 

 

[198] Rabutaux, _De la Prostitution en Europe_, pp. 22 et seq. 

 

[199] Burton, _Anatomy of Melancholy_, Part III, Sect. III, Mem. IV, Subs. 

II. 

 

[200] B. Mandeville, _Remarks to Fable of the Bees_, 1714, pp. 93-9; cf. 

P. Sakmann, _Bernard de Mandeville_, pp. 101-4. 

 

[201] These conditions favor temporary free unions, but they also favor 

prostitution. The reason is, according to Adolf Gerson (_Sexual-Probleme_, 

September, 1908), that the woman of good class will not have free unions. 

Partly moved by moral traditions, and partly by the feeling that a man 

should be legally her property, she will not give herself out of love to a 

man; and he therefore turns to the lower-class woman who gives herself for 

money. 

 

[202] Many girls, said Ellice Hopkins, get into mischief merely because 

they have in them an element of the "black kitten," which must frolic and 

play, but has no desire to get into danger. "Do you not think it a little 


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