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his vanity. If she appears of that port vivacious type just above the moron level--in other words if she is
neither bright nor really feeble-minded--then sex pressure is increased. The feeble-minded girl of the moron
type, or the over-innocent and unenlightened girl, is always in danger.
There is further the sexually excited or the uninhibited girl. We must differentiate between those who attempt
no control, and those whose surge of desire is beyond the normal limits. The uninhibited of both sexes are a
large group, and the bulk of the prostitutes are deficient in this respect rather than in intelligence. Sometimes
inhibition arrives late, after sexual immorality has commenced. In men this is common, but unfortunately for
women, society stands in their way when this occurs with them. "Youth must have its fling" is a masculine
privilege denied to feminine offenders.
The desire for a good time plays havoc with the uninhibited girl. Unable to find interest in her work, which
too often is uninteresting, desiring good clothes and excitement, she discovers that these are within her reach
if she follows her instincts. What starts out as a flirtation ends in social disaster, and a girl finds out that some
men who give good times expect to be paid for them.
Since our study is not a pathological treatise, we must omit further consideration of the offender and dismiss
without more comment the whole range of the perverter. It suffices to say that the perverted are often such
congenitally, in which case nothing can be done for them, and others are the results of certain environments,
which range all the way from girls' boarding-schools to the palaces of kings.
In ancient times, and in many countries to-day, certain perversions were so common as to defy belief, and we
are compelled to associate with some of the greatest names, practices that shock us. These same ancients
would denounce as unnatural in as...
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Kannan during the Spring '11 term at Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Coimbatore.
- Spring '11