The Whore: Love as a Consumer Good and Seduction to Lust
A whore, by definition, sells love to make a profit for herself. For this purpose she uses her body, but from which she has withdrawn her inner life, so that it is only an empty shell. Men who look to love and life go away empty and are left even more addicted.
The inner woman as SNAKE: Seduction through cunning
As a reptile, the snake belongs to the element of water and thus to the feminine. As this it symbolizes on the one hand life (see Life and the Snake: Ascent and Descent), on the other hand the drive. Both are part of the unconscious, which also belongs to the feminine(water, female).
In addition, the snake also symbolizes cold and calculating cunning, which takes possession of the consciousness (see The Snake in the Head - the Reptilian Brain.
The SNAKE, which paralyzes its victim with its poison before it eats it, stands for refined and scheming femininity. Thus she seduces the man as an inner snake to devious and "cunning" behavior to achieve his goal.
[S. The Bible's account of the Fall and the mystery of the serpent.]