Medicine: For Love or Nothing

San Franciscans turned their attention to a lengthy municipal psychiatric report on the question: "What makes women promiscuous?" Some reasons, based on interviews with 365 girls over a period of 17 months: loneliness, boredom, curiosity, spite, emotional dependence, a desire to conquer, maladaptation, poor environment, broken homes, the desire to hold a man's affections. Only 5% were interested in money, and then as an afterthought.

Girls like Rosie, a 17-year-old Negro, were in a sharp minority. She said ". . . she enjoyed sexual relations."


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