Monday, June 7, 2010


Gail Hershatter, Dangerous Pleasures: Prostitution and Modernity in Twentieth-Century Shanghai (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997), p. 109.

A 1929 article in Crystal described American prostitutes, apparently in the United States, as [...] strong and healthy enough to sleep with a dozen men per day, "like a wheel in motion." They were further said to routinely smear lipstick on their genitalia, which were darkened from overuse. [36]

36. Jingbao [Crystal], 24 April 1929, p. 3.