Many of my customers never seemed to realize that a prostitute is just as much a product of our so-called culture as is a college professor or a bootblack, and, as with them, her choice of occupation has been dictated by environmental and personality factors. No woman is born a whore and any woman may become one .
The professional prostitute being a social outcast may be periodically punished without disturbing the usual course of society; no one misses her while she is serving out her turn — no one, at least, about whom society has any concern. The man, however, is something more than partner in an immoral act he discharges important social and business relations… He cannot be imprisoned without deranging society (Flexner, 1914, cited in ).
Madam: ‘I'm a businesswoman. My business just happens to be sex’(Corwin, 1981, cited in 13]).
…an ex-prostitute when asked if she had ever been married, replied crossly ‘Why do you insult me? My house is my husband’ .