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"In my first holiday I went to the Empire and made the
acquaintance of a girl there, W.H. She attracted me by her quiet
appearance. I eventually made arrangements to pay her a visit. My
apprehensions consisted of: 1. Fear of catching venereal disease.
This I decided to safeguard by using a 'French letter.' 2. Fear
that she might have a 'bully.'
"The girl showed no sexual desire; but at that time this did not
attract my attention.
"I got very much 'gone' on her, paid her several visits, gave her
some presents I could ill afford, and felt very distressed when
she informed me she was to be married and therefore could not see
me any more.
"My experiences with prostitutes cover a period of twelve years.
During three years of this period I was continually in their
company. I have had intercourse with some two dozen; in some
cases only once; in others on numerous occasions. They have
usually been of the class that frequent Piccadilly, St. James
Restaurant, the Continental Hotel, and the Dancing Clubs. Usual
fee, L2 for the night; in one case, L5.
"1. Not one of them, as far as I knew, was a drunkard.
"2. As a rule, they were not mercenary or dishonest.
"3. In their language and general behavior they compared
favorably with respectable women.
"4. I never caught venereal disease.
"5. I twice caught pediculi.
"6. I did not find them, as a rule, very sensual or fond of
indecent talk. As a rule, they objected to stripping naked; they
did not touch my organs; they did not suggest masturbation,
sodomy, or _fellatio_. They seldom exhibited transports, but the
better among them seemed sentimental and affectionate.
"7. Their accounts of their first fall were nearly always the
same. They got to know a 'gentleman,' often by his addressing
them in the street; he took them about to dinners and theatres;
they were quite innocent and even ignorant; on one occasion they
drank too much; and before they knew what was happening they were
no longer virgins. They do not, however, apparently round on the
man or expose him or refuse to have anything more to do with him.
"8. They state--in common with the outwardly 'respectable' women
whom I have had a chance of catechising--that before the first
intercourse they did not feel any conscious desire for
intercourse and hardly devoted any thought to it, that it was
very painful the first time, and that some time elapsed before
they commenced to derive pleasure from it or to experience the
"E.B. was the second woman I had intercourse with. She was a
prostitute, but very young (about 18) and had only been in London
a few months. I met her first in the St. James Restaurant. I
spoke a few words to her. The next day I saw her in the
Burlington Arcade. I was not much attracted to her; she was
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