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26th Jan '17 9:03:29 AM Wyldchyld
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* The TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting of ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' has an unconventional take on this: the church of Sharess is mostly ''composed'' of prostitutes of all ends of the spectrum, including males, and while Sharess is only a demipower, the church has powerful allies and more influence in certain quarters than one would expect. Completely [[JustifiedTrope understandable]] in that Sharess is the goddess of pleasure (And going by her [[WhipItGood favored weapon]], [[FetishFuel all flavors thereof]]).

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* The TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms setting of ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Dungeons & Dragons]]'' has an unconventional take on this: the church of Sharess is mostly ''composed'' of prostitutes of all ends of the spectrum, including males, and while Sharess is only a demipower, the church has powerful allies and more influence in certain quarters than one would expect. Completely [[JustifiedTrope understandable]] in that Sharess is the goddess of pleasure (And going by her [[WhipItGood favored weapon]], [[FetishFuel all flavors thereof]]).thereof).
19th Dec '16 9:28:43 AM Rday
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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Beta Colony has its [=LPSTs=]: Licensed Professional Sexual Therapists. The hermaphrodite ones are especially popular.

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* In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''
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Beta Colony has its [=LPSTs=]: Licensed Professional Sexual Therapists. The hermaphrodite ones are especially popular.popular.
** Meanwhile a colony world of the Barrayaran Empire has [[FunWithAcronyms SWORD]], the Sex Workers Rights and Dignity Association. Notably it was created by the colony's ''governor'', in order to reign in the abuse and exploitation of prostitutes around the local military base.
16th Nov '16 8:05:19 PM karstovich2
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** Even the Catholic Church (of all institutions!) had some specially-sanctioned prostitutes, on the basis that they acknowledged that men have certain [[ImAManICantHelpIt "needs"]] and would commit rape if they couldn't get those "needs" fulfilled. (Rape was seen as being about sex, not power and control.)

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** Even the Catholic Church (of all institutions!) had some specially-sanctioned prostitutes, on the basis that they acknowledged that men have certain [[ImAManICantHelpIt "needs"]] and would commit rape if they couldn't get those "needs" fulfilled. (Rape was seen as being about sex, not power and control.) They also assumed that even if the Church did not control prostitution, prostitution would happen anyway, and better that they control it than anybody else.
21st Aug '16 6:02:25 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'' has several, including the [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/ksbd-1-14/ Golden Pearl Pleasure Guild]] and the enterprises of the possessed demigod [[http://killsixbilliondemons.com/comic/ksbd-2-35/ Praman Nand]] in Hell 71. Unfortunately, since the realm of Throne is a lawless CrapsackWorld, these Guilds overlap heavily with the slave and drug trades, to say nothing of [[WeirdTradeUnion even stranger enterprises]].
7th Jun '16 11:33:33 PM Adeon
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*** Plus customers appreciated being able to get their socks darned while they ''[[UnusualEuphemism got their socks darned]]''.
21st Apr '16 10:20:18 AM KingClark
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This is an organization that supervises, um, you know. Working girls. Ladies of the night. Women of negotiable affection. Those in {{the oldest profession}}. Those who turn tricks for goods and/or money. They who walk certain streets. Soiled Doves. Women who follow camps. Girls who are on call. Courtesans. In groups: [[HurricaneofEuphemisms Tray of Tarts, a Blazon of Strumpets, an Anthology of Pros]]. In other words: ''[[BrutalHonesty Prostitutes.]]''

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This is an organization that supervises, um, you know. Working girls. Ladies of the night. Women of negotiable affection. Those in {{the oldest profession}}. Those who turn tricks for goods and/or money. They who walk certain streets. Soiled Doves. Women who follow camps. Girls who are on call. Courtesans. In groups: [[HurricaneofEuphemisms [[HurricaneOfEuphemisms Tray of Tarts, a Blazon of Strumpets, an Anthology of Pros]]. In other words: ''[[BrutalHonesty Prostitutes.]]''
17th Apr '16 4:04:27 PM DiagorasCinna
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* The Temple of Venus in ''Literature/OneNationUnderJupiter''.
14th Apr '16 11:11:16 AM fearlessnikki
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* Not a technical organization but Lady Eboshi's headquarters in ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'', Irontown is staffed largely by ex-prostitutes.



* Not a technical organization, but [[Anime/PrincessMononoke Lady Eboshi's]] headquarters in Irontown is staffed largely by ex-prostitutes.


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* ''Film/PrettyBaby'' revolves around the day-to-day happenings of a Louisiana brothel in the 1910s. The protagonist is the twelve-year-old daughter of one of the whores and she helps work around the brothel. A plot point is her virginity being sold - which is unfortunately TruthInTelevision for the time.
* In ''Film/SuckerPunch'' the girls are actually in a BedlamHouse, but the protagonist imagines that they're all whores in a brothel. The trope is subverted when the girls jump at the chance to escape.
8th Jan '16 4:52:04 PM nombretomado
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* SpiderRobinson's ''Callahan's Lady'' series is about a bar/brothel run by Lady Sally, wife of [[Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon Mike Callahan]]. The working girls have generous benefits, are well taken care of, and the sex is consensual and mutually supportive.

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* SpiderRobinson's Creator/SpiderRobinson's ''Callahan's Lady'' series is about a bar/brothel run by Lady Sally, wife of [[Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon Mike Callahan]]. The working girls have generous benefits, are well taken care of, and the sex is consensual and mutually supportive.
30th Nov '15 7:26:49 PM eroock
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->[[AC:Often Licked, Never Beaten]]

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->[[AC:Often ->[[AC:"Often Licked, Never Beaten]]Beaten."]]
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