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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

the system of control who have most clearly realized that the supposed 

palliation is for the most part illusory,[157] and in any case attained at 

the cost of the artificial production of other evils. In France, where the 

system of the registration and control of prostitutes has been 

established for over a century,[158] and where consequently its 

advantages, if such there are, should be clearly realized, it meets with 

almost impassioned opposition from able men belonging to every section of 

the community. In Germany the opposition to regularized control has long 

been led by well-equipped experts, headed by Blaschko of Berlin. Precisely 

the same conclusions are being reached in America. Gottheil, of New York, 

finds that the municipal control of prostitution is "neither successful 

nor desirable." Heidingsfeld concludes that the regulation and control 

system in force in Cincinnati has done little good and much harm; under 

the system among the private patients in his own clinic the proportion of 

cases of both syphilis and gonorrhoea has increased; "suppression of 

prostitutes is impossible and control is impracticable."[159] 

 

It is in Germany that the attempt to regulate prostitution still 

remains most persistent, with results that in Germany itself are 

regarded as unfortunate. Thus the German law inflicts a penalty 

on householders who permit illegitimate sexual intercourse in 

their houses. This is meant to strike the unlicensed prostitute, 

but it really encourages prostitution, for a decent youth and 

girl who decide to form a relationship which later may develop 

into marriage, and which is not illegal (for extra-marital sexual 

intercourse _per se_ is not in Germany, as it is by the 

antiquated laws of several American States, a punishable 

offense), are subjected to so much trouble and annoyance by the 

suspicious police that it is much easier for the girl to become a 

prostitute and put herself under the protection of the police. 

The law was largely directed against those who live on the 

profits of prostitution. But in practice it works out 

differently. The prostitute simply has to pay extravagantly high 

rents, so that her landlord really lives on the fruits of her 

trade, while she has to carry on her business with increased 

activity and on a larger scale in order to cover her heavy 

expenses (P. Hausmeister, "Zur Analyse der Prostitution," 

_Geschlecht und Gesellschaft_, vol. ii, 1907, p. 294). 

 

In Italy, opinion on this matter is much divided. The regulation 

of prostitution has been successively adopted, abandoned, and 

readopted. In Switzerland, the land of governmental experiments, 

various plans are tried in different cantons. In some there is 

no attempt to interfere with prostitution, except under special 

circumstances; in others all prostitution, and even fornication 

generally, is punishable; in Geneva only native prostitutes are 

permitted to practice; in Zurich, since 1897, prostitution is 

prohibited, but care is taken to put no difficulties in the path 

of free sexual relationships which are not for gain. With these 

different regulations, morals in Switzerland generally are said 

to be much on the same level as elsewhere (Moreau-Christophe, _Du 

Probleme de la Misere_, vol. iii, p. 259). The same conclusion 

holds good of London. A disinterested observer, Felix Remo (_La 

Vie Galante en Angleterre_, 1888, p. 237), concluded that, 

notwithstanding its free trade in prostitution, its alcoholic 

excesses, its vices of all kinds, "London is one of the most 


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