Further, 750,000 were suspected of prostitution during these same years. Prostitutes provided service to men of all classes, but the middle and upper classes were the most avid clients. Wealthy, urban men used their money to buy sex from poorer, more vulnerable women. This reveals the hypocrisy of the working class: they detested immoral behavior but so frequently involved themselves in such an immoral act. For many women, prostitution was a stage in life, like domestic servitude, and was only a temporary experience.