Prostitution. Selling one's body to keep one's soul?one might say of most modern marriages that they were selling one's soul to keep one's body.
1918 The Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett, bk.2, ch.5.
You are offered a piece of bread and butter that feels like a damp handkerchiefand sometimes, when cucumber is added to it, like a wet one.Sir (Edward Montague) Compton MacKenzie
Women do not find it difficult nowadays to behave like men, but they often find it extremely difficult to behave like gentlemen.Sir (Edward Montague) Compton MacKenzie