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Early sexual experience as a factor in prostitution

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Numéros : vol. 7, nº 1
Date de publication : janvier 1978
Etendue : pp. 31–42


Présentation de l'éditeur :

Using the literature of the early sexual histories of “normal” women and two recent studies on the sexual histories of prostitutes, this article examines the pattern of early sexual experience among prostitutes and how it differs from that common to nonprostitute women. Some significant differences found between the samples of prostitutes and the samples of “normal” women were that the prostitute samples, on the whole, learned less about sex from parents and more from personal experiences, as children experienced more sexual advances by elders, were more victimized by incest, generally initiated sexual activity at a younger age, more often had no further relationship with their first coital partner, and experienced a higher incidence of rape. The analysis of these data on early sexual history concentrates on abusive sexual experiences such as incest and rape. The authors believe that an abusive sexual self-identity relates to the development of an adult female pattern of occupational deviance such as prostitution.

Sommaire :

* Method and Sample Populations

* Results

  • Sources of Information on Sex

* Sexual Advances by Elders Prior to First Intercourse

  • Age and Manner of Introduction to Sexual Experience
  • Rape
  • Summary of Results

* Discussion

  • Rape and Incest
  • Impact of Class Standing on Sexual Experience

Mots clés SantéPsy :

Prostitution, Enfant maltraité, Inceste, Viol, Agression sexuelle intrafamiliale, Sexualité


Langue : anglais
Numéro de fiche : 715
Catalogue(s) : CRIAVS, Fonds CRI-ADB
Type de fiche : Article de périodique
Création : 30/09/2021
Dernière modification : 30/09/2021
Statut : Publié