In China there are special houses of male prostitution; as also in Paris, London and New York; and in most of the American and French cities both women and men are kept for whichever form of intercourse is preferred by the patron. I cannot resist an anecdote in connection with this custom.

A wealthy young man in New York, who kept a regular harem of boys for this purpose, was in the habit of treating them liberally to champagne before selecting one for his nocturnal pleasure; and a new boy having been introduced, filled with champagne, and in this condition subjected to the usual process, when asked next morning by one of the other boys how he liked getting drunk on champagne replied, rubbing his posterior ruefully— "I like it all right, but doesn't it make your behind sore?"