Cripples and lunatics.

“The sexual impulse, not to put it any higher, is a fundamental impulse, and starvation of it can be almost as demoralizing as hunger.  The evil of poverty is not so much that it makes a man suffer as that it rots him physically and spiritually.  And there can be no doubt that sexual starvation contributes to this rotting process.  Cut off from the whole race of women, a tramp feels himself degraded to the rank of a cripple or a lunatic.  No humiliation could do more damage to a man’s self-respect.”

– George Orwell, Down And Out In Paris And London

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