A visit to a brothel then was clearly a rite of passage for some young males, though it could be a frightening one. It is estimated that the abortion rate jumped from one abortion in every live births during to one in every live births by It is hard to precisely pin down or categorize the extent of early attitudes. Even when other causes were present, sickness and debility were frequently ascribed to masturbation - the great erotic subject described as vigorously as it was denounced. Sufferers had little real hope for successful treatment. The article speaks to several points about prostitution and societal attitudes. Visible homosexuality Although heterosexuality was held to be both normal and natural throughout the period, the later years also witnessed a visible increase in homosexuality, mainly in men and especially but not exclusively in the intelligentsia. Opponents of integration and sex education, for example, often used racial language to scare parents about what kids were learning, and with whom. The following year a constable in Cicero was assaulted and left for dead by a patron when he went to clear out a bagnio in that northern Hamilton County town. De natura rerum. Their production continued after the war and likely found their way into many hands and to hiding places in many barns, corncribs, and rooms across the land. Concomitant with or due to the above changes was the shift in attitude toward marriage. The Hoosier law was a rarity. Such views also corroborated, in the minds of those same people, the notion that African American women like Native American women were lustier, more sensual beings and thus drawn to the trade. Toward the end of that period, there was a shift to physical beauty and sexual appeal as desirable attributes in a woman. Rutgers University in New Jersey has a copy dated , indicating that the book enjoyed enough popularity to warrant multiple printings.