Shameful practice since it lost its sacredness but which has always known the concept of utility and public good, in the interest of guaranteeing the social order.
The church has almost always officially banned prostitution.
It would be illogical for the church and contrary to its dogma to openly tolerate this practice, which would be tantamount to encouraging it and making it complicit.
Villipender, cursing, threatening hell and torments those who practice it remain, beyond procrastination, its only possibility.
The church with its positions, writings, councils and threats, over the past centuries… Its many banned… Did they generate the fear of our forefathers, the fury of one or the tolerance of others?
If Saint Louis has made sure to forbid the accompaniment of the hordes of crusaders by girls of Joy during the Seventh Crusade, by banning their presence on boarding in Aigues-Mortes, he will have the disappointment to learn that his orders have not been respected during his imprisonment.
Indeed, some of the fighters of the Holy Land do not hesitate to import the ships of prostitutes.
Saint Louis dies far from his kingdom but his imprint becomes indelible for the next 3 centuries.
It will have, among other things, imposed the recognition of the girls by costume details.
This decision will generate rigours and dress obligations reserved for girls of joy at all times.
The successors of the French throne, from 1270 to 1560, do not change these laws…
Halfway between tolerance and rejection, France evolves between awareness of the usefulness and moral condemnation of the thing… Allow by monitoring…
In 1367 and 1379, the provost of Paris renews the Edict of 1256 of Saint Louis.
Women prostitutes, holding brothels in the city of Paris must keep their brothels at the planned public places (under the risk of imprisonment at the Châtelet and expulsion from the city).
This law enlarges the authorized space, including new streets with evocative names
> Trace-Whore (rue de Beaubourg)
> Skyscrapers or corkscrews (Rue Marie Stuart!)
It is measures of parking and surveillance of the Ribaud is supported in 1386 and 1395 under Charles Vista and 1446 under Charles VII by the reissue of the Law of Saint Louis.
This reissue also sees the reinforcement of new clothing bans.
The new texts promise greater punishment to those who exercise outside the zones.
Because of the expansion of this practice, additional streets were granted.
Nevertheless, repressive ordinances remain ineffective.
These different hesitations finally open the door to the use of practice and its regulation.
That says regulation says quasi recognition even if it is certainly by making a grimace.