Prostitute (5e Other)
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|“||I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.||”|
|—Steve Martin, Head Manager of the Promiscuous Panties.|
Prostitution is the business of engaging in sexual activity in exchange for payment. These sexual activities usually involve physical contact, but numerous other services have been involved as a substitute with the creative use of mind-altering magic, hallucinogens, and some forms of non-physical activities to sexually stimulate customers and cater to a variety of racial, spiritual or fetishistic needs. Often known as the 'oldest profession in the world', many sorts of different individuals have come to work in this profession, of which its legal status depends on place to place. Due to the nature of the profession and the activity involved, the work and its workers are stigmatized in the eyes of the public, with a lot of workers taking great care to hide their identities and their involvement in other to better fit into society.
Depending on the region's wealth and the common economic status of the people in the region, the quality of prostitution can vary from place to place and may be host to various unique STD's that may be unique to the region itself. The level of service can range from wretched, poor, common, experienced, modest, comfortable, or wealthy.
Cost: 2 CP/Hr
These truly wretched and desperate souls are those willing to give up body and dignity just to survive. Prostitutes of this variety are desperate to make some form of income but are unable to due to being physically unable to do extensive manual labor or have no applicable skill that can be used to feed oneself, thus forced to by circumstances to go into sex work just to live one more day. They are usually found in the streets and alleys of various slums and cities, offering their services to whoever is willing to give them a few coins. Because of this, their appearance and quality of service is most likely poor as they would most likely be found ragged, suffering malnutrition, and clumsily ineffective in their service. Contracting diseases from their services is a very common occurrence thanks to their disregard of hygiene or safety.
Cost: 4 CP/Hr
Usually desperate for some form of income to supplement their meager living, prostitutes of this variety while are desperate for a few coins, they still have some form of dignity and are either physically capable in doing manual labor or have an applicable skill that they use to feed themselves of some other form of employment. They are usually found in the streets or in the rooms of disreputable brothels working to get themselves a bit more money. Their appearance usually ranges from poor to average, but their services can widely vary from to poor to above average as some have come to gain experience in the service. Contracting diseases from their services is still a common occurrence due to the unhygienic conditions these people work in.
Cost: 1 SP/Hr
Often found in lower quality taverns or brothels, prostitutes of this variety are a large step from the previous as these people have come to work in the profession full time and are skilled enough to earn themselves somewhat of a decent living with a stable income with prostitution alone. Their appearances are usually average to above average but it is common with those who have poor looks to be present thanks to their experience in the profession. Their service usually ranges from below average to high average thanks to their skill and experience in the trade. Thankfully, contracting diseases from the services of these men and women are much less common and even uncommon thanks to the possibility of proper hygiene.
Cost: 4 SP/Hr
Often found in certain inns and brothels of decent repute, prostitutes of this variety are those who have managed to stay long in the profession and many have reputations of which attracts clienteles to them without effort though they can still be found approaching potential customers in the streets and in their workplaces, with most usually working for a salary. Their appearances are usually above average to high average though some can even be said to have excellent looks. Their services usually ranges from high average to excellent thanks to their skill, experience, and the decent decorum and reputation of their own workplaces. Contracting diseases from their services are now uncommon thanks to proper attention to hygiene and medical services if available.
Cost: 1 GP/Hr
Often found in brothels with good reputation, prostitutes of this variety no longer need to approach customers as either their or the brothel's reputation can easily hook in potential customers to them, with most earning a modest salary. Their appearances are usually excellent with their beauty alone being able to grab the eyes of prospective clients with their services being excellent as well thanks to their great skill and experience in the profession in addition to the great decorum and reputation of their workplaces. Contracting diseases from their services is scarce thanks to the availability and priority of proper hygiene, medicine, and safe sex.
Cost: 4 GP/Hr
Often found in brothels with great reputation, comfortable prostitutes no longer need to approach customers as their reputation alone can easily hook in potential customers to them with some being famous attractions that a brothel centers on while also being able to pick and choose their own customers, earning them a high salary just for their presence alone. It is even known that brothels would fight for these 'flowers' as they usually can either make or break a brothel with their presence or lack thereof. Their appearances are usually excellent while some can even be considered legendary as their beauty can be the subject of many hymns, poems, and loves songs. Their services are usually excellent with some being considered to be masters in their profession with rumors and legends spreading of their ability. Contracting diseases from their services is very rare thanks to the availability and priority of proper hygiene, medicine, safe sex, and their limited number of clientele.
Cost: 8 GP/Hr
Often known as Courtesans, these prostitutes are often found in the service of wealthy men, nobles, or rich and fancy brothels that the first two frequently go to. It is because of their close proximity to royalty, most prostitutes of these class are usually men and women of significant charm with the intelligence to back it, with them often times employed as spies or even assassins. Their appearances are usually the subject of many songs throughout many place while rumors and speculations of their services consider them to be akin to those of the gods. Contracting diseases from their services is non-existent thanks to the availability and priority of proper hygiene and medicine and their very limited number of clientele.
- History of Prostitution at Wikipedia