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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

hard," she added, "that men should have dug by the side of her foolish 

dancing feet a bottomless pit, and that she cannot have her jump and fun 

in safety, and put on her fine feathers like the silly bird-witted thing 

she is, without a single false step dashing her over the brink, and 

leaving her with the very womanhood dashed out of her?" 

 

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

 

[204] As quoted by Bloch, _Sexualleben Unserer Zeit_, p. 358. In Berlin 

during recent years the number of prostitutes has increased at nearly 

double the rate at which the general population has increased. It is no 

doubt probable that the supply tends to increase the demand. 

 

[205] Goncourt, _Journal_, vol. iii, p. 49. 

 

[206] Vanderkiste, _The Dens of London_, 1854, p. 242. 

 

[207] Bonger (_Criminalite et Conditions Economiques_, p. 406) refers to 

the prevalence of prostitution among dressmakers and milliners, as well as 

among servants, as showing the influence of contact with luxury, and adds 

that the rich women, who look down on prostitution, do not always realize 

that they are themselves an important factor of prostitution, both by 

their luxury and their idleness; while they do not seem to be aware that 

they would themselves act in the same way if placed under the same 

conditions. 

 

[208] H. Lippert, in his book on prostitution in Hamburg, laid much stress 

on the craving for dress and adornment as a factor of prostitution, and 

Bloch (_Das Sexualleben unsurer Zeit_, p. 372) considers that this factor 

is usually underestimated, and that it exerts an especially powerful 

influence on servants. 

 

[209] Since this was written the influence of several generations of 

town-life in immunizing a stock to the evils of that life (though without 

reference to prostitution) has been set forth by Reibmayr, _Die 

Entwicklungsgeschichte des Talentes und Genies_, 1908, vol. ii, pp. 73 _et 

seq._ 

 

[210] In France this intimacy is embodied in the delicious privilege of 

_tutoiement_. "The mystery of _tutoiement!_" exclaims Ernest La Jennesse 

in _L'Holocauste:_ "Barriers broken down, veils drawn away, and the ease 

of existence! At a time when I was very lonely, and trying to grow 

accustomed to Paris and to misfortune, I would go miles--on foot, 

naturally--to see a girl cousin and an aunt, merely to have something to 

_tutoyer_. Sometimes they were not at home, and I had to come back with my 

_tu_, my thirst for confidence and familiarity and brotherliness." 

 

[211] For some facts and references to the extensive literature concerning 

this trade, see, e.g., Bloch, _Das Sexualleben Unserer Zeit_, pp. 374-376; 

also K.M. Baer, _Zeitschrift fuer Sexualwissenschaft_, Sept., 1908; 

Paulucci de Calboli, _Nuova Antologia_, April, 1902. 

 

[212] These considerations do not, it is true, apply to many kinds of 

sexual perverts who form an important proportion of the clients of 

brothels. These can frequently find what they crave inside a brothel much 

more easily than outside. 

 

[213] Thus Charles Booth, in his great work on _Life and Labor in London_, 

final volume (p. 128), recommends that "houses of accommodation," instead 

of being hunted out, should be tolerated as a step towards the suppression 

of brothels. 

 

[214] "Towns like Woolwich, Aldershot, Portsmouth, Plymouth," it has been 

said, "abound with wretched, filthy monsters that bear no resemblance to 

women; but it is drink, scorn, brutality and disease which have reduced 

them to this state, not the mere fact of associating with men." 

 

[215] "The contract of prostitution in the opinion of prostitutes 

themselves," Bernaldo de Quiros and Llanas Aguilaniedo remark (_La Mala 


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