Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 11 - Chapter 1 - Verse 32


अहो मयात्मा परितापितो वृथासाङ्केत्यवृत्त्यातिविगर्ह्यवार्तया ।स्त्रैणान्नराद् यार्थतृषोऽनुशोच्यात्क्रीतेन वित्तं रतिमात्मनेच्छती ॥ ३२ ॥


aho mayātmā paritāpito vṛthāsāṅketya-vṛttyāti-vigarhya-vārtayāstraiṇān narād yārtha-tṛṣo ’nuśocyātkrītena vittaṁ ratim ātmanecchatī


Oh, how I have uselessly tortured my own soul! I have sold my body to lusty, greedy men who are themselves objects of pity. Thus practicing the most abominable profession of a prostitute, I hoped to get money and sex pleasure.


The art of prostitution is based on awakening the enjoying propensity in men. Apparently this prostitute was so foolish that she maintained a romantic conception of her profession and was actually trying to enjoy loving affairs with her customers, not realizing that they were the lowest of men with the most abominable motives. Like the prostitute Piṅgalā, one should understand that by giving up the devotional service of the Lord one simply becomes a victim of the illusory energy and suffers greatly.