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13th Aug '17 2:48:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Dorothy Haze from ''VisualNovel/{{VA11HALLA}}''. She's a [[RobotGirl Lilim]] prostitute with an earnest enjoyment of her work and [[{{lolicon}} the body of a 7-10-year-old]] (Lilim are built young but can earn a free upgrade to an older body after passing three 'maturity tests.' Dorothy never opt-in for the upgrade.) As you can guess, this gives Dorothy a bit of an advantage, in her line of work.

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* Dorothy Haze from ''VisualNovel/{{VA11HALLA}}''. She's a [[RobotGirl Lilim]] prostitute with an earnest enjoyment of her work and [[{{lolicon}} [[NoYay the body of a 7-10-year-old]] (Lilim are built young but can earn a free upgrade to an older body after passing three 'maturity tests.' Dorothy never opt-in for the upgrade.) As you can guess, this gives Dorothy a bit of an advantage, in her line of work.
1st Aug '17 3:14:00 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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In ''Film/GuiltyOfRomance'', this trope is an opinion of the character Mitsuko, a prostitute who thinks that by demanding money for sexual intercourse a woman recognizes the value of her body.

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* In ''Film/GuiltyOfRomance'', this trope is an opinion of the character Mitsuko, a prostitute who thinks that by demanding money for sexual intercourse a woman recognizes the value of her body.
9th Jul '17 12:33:37 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' both subverts and plays the trope straight. The first Velvet Room, Chicago's chief brothel, is run by the Red Court of Vampires (flabby, disgusting bat monsters with narcotic drool that can put on a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting 'Flesh Mask']] to look like the VampiresAreSexGods are concept) subverts this trope hard - the girls are hinted to be controlled by addiction to the narcotic saliva, they get fed on by the brothel's vampire Madame, Bianca St. Claire, who kills at least one when she loses control. She's also implied to recruit quite forcefully, with Thomas Raith relating that she hates him because she wanted his drop dead gorgeous girlfriend Justine to be one of her 'girls'. After Bianca, who [[NeverMyFault blames Dresden for provoking her and 'making' her kill her favourite prostitute/lover]], makes an enemy of Dresden and gets burned to ash along with the rest of the Velvet Room, the city's resident NobleDemon crime lord Gentleman John Marcone sets up the new Velvet Room, effectively disguised as a gym/health club about which this trope is discussed: [[FriendOnTheForce Sergeant Murphy]] remarks that the girls in places like this are usually well paid, given/required to have medical tests on a regular basis, and volunteers not coerced or controlled by drugs or violence - all of which fits very much Marcone's habits of being good to his employees and savage in his retribution towards those who harm them. So, aside from token gestures, the cops don't generally do anything because they have bigger problems. However, it is clear that this is not the norm outside of Marcone's control.
23rd Mar '17 7:53:56 PM intastiel
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* Zig-zagged in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series. Justified in that the d'Angeline Servants of Naamah are Church-affiliated {{High Class Call Girl}}s and boys in a country with "Love As Thou Wilt" as its main creed. However, the fact that they're {{Indentured|Servitude}} to brothels as children and obligated to {{work off the debt}}), which can be nigh-impossible if they fall short of the brothel's standards of beauty, is disturbing, and Phedre campaigns against the element of debt bondage in later books.

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* Zig-zagged in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series. Justified in that the d'Angeline Servants of Naamah are Church-affiliated {{High Class Call Girl}}s and boys in a country with "Love As Thou Wilt" as its main creed. However, the fact that they're {{Indentured|Servitude}} to brothels as children and obligated to {{work off the debt}}), debt}}, which can be nigh-impossible if they fall short of the brothel's standards of beauty, is disturbing, and Phedre campaigns against the element of debt bondage in later books.
19th Mar '17 3:15:19 PM Rik-B
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In ''Film/GuiltyOfRomance'', this trope is an opinion of the character Mitsuko, a prostitute who thinks that by demanding money for sexual intercourse a woman recognizes the value of her body.
15th Feb '17 5:51:34 PM ProfessorDetective
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* Dorothy Haze from ''VisualNovel/{{VA11HALLA}}''. She's a [[RobotGirl Lilim]] prostitute with an earnest enjoyment of her work and [[{{lolicon}} the body of a 7-10-year-old]] (Lilim are built young but can earn a free upgrade to an older body after passing three 'maturity tests.' Dorothy never opt-in for the upgrade.) As you can guess, this gives Dorothy a bit of an advantage, in her line of work.
27th Jan '17 4:47:08 PM intastiel
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* Zig-zagged in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series. Justified in that the d'Angeline Servants of Naamah are Church-affiliated {{High Class Call Girl}}s in a country with "Love As Thou Wilt" as its main creed. However, the fact that they're {{Indentured|Servitude}} to brothels as children and obligated to {{work off the debt}}), which can be nigh-impossible if they fall short of the brothel's standards of beauty, is disturbing, and Phedre campaigns against the element of debt bondage in later books.

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* Zig-zagged in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series. Justified in that the d'Angeline Servants of Naamah are Church-affiliated {{High Class Call Girl}}s and boys in a country with "Love As Thou Wilt" as its main creed. However, the fact that they're {{Indentured|Servitude}} to brothels as children and obligated to {{work off the debt}}), which can be nigh-impossible if they fall short of the brothel's standards of beauty, is disturbing, and Phedre campaigns against the element of debt bondage in later books.
27th Jan '17 4:46:32 PM intastiel
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* The [[UnusualEuphemism Seamstresses Guild]] ([[RunningGag hem hem]]) of Ankh-Morpork in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' takes very good care of its members. Any client who causes trouble will have to answer to the Watch if they're lucky, or [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Agony Aunts]], [[NeverMessWithGranny Dotsie and Sadie]], if they're unlucky.

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The [[UnusualEuphemism Seamstresses Guild]] ([[RunningGag hem hem]]) of Ankh-Morpork in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' takes very good care of its members. Any client who causes trouble will have to answer to the Watch if they're lucky, or [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast the Agony Aunts]], [[NeverMessWithGranny Dotsie and Sadie]], if they're unlucky.



* The ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since they have "Love As Thou Wilt" as their main religious creed. The fact the prostitutes are half priests and priestesses to Namaah also helps there. Nonetheless, the fact that they're [[IndenturedServitude indentured]] to brothels as children (then having to {{work off the debt}}) is disturbing.

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* The Zig-zagged in ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'' series. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since they have series. Justified in that the d'Angeline Servants of Naamah are Church-affiliated {{High Class Call Girl}}s in a country with "Love As Thou Wilt" as their its main religious creed. The fact the prostitutes are half priests and priestesses to Namaah also helps there. Nonetheless, creed. However, the fact that they're [[IndenturedServitude indentured]] {{Indentured|Servitude}} to brothels as children (then having and obligated to {{work off the debt}}) debt}}), which can be nigh-impossible if they fall short of the brothel's standards of beauty, is disturbing.disturbing, and Phedre campaigns against the element of debt bondage in later books.
31st Dec '16 5:18:06 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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# [[DrugsAreBad No drug problems which might be seen as making the situation degrading.]] The prostitute isn't doing it to support a habit of cocaine or a similar hard drug, and [[HookersAndBlow it's probably best if there's no drug use by the client either]].



* ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'': To the point where Alan's attempts at being respectful to a hooker was a joke.

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* ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'': To the point where Alan's attempts at being respectful to a hooker was a joke.PlayedForLaughs. The joke being, mostly, that Alan overthinks the whole situation because he's hopelessly neurotic.
23rd Nov '16 8:54:56 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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# [[MyGirlIsNotASlut The social stigma attached to prostitution]] is very mild, if it exists at all. In many cases, the sex trade is considered no worse than any other service job. Indeed, it might even be ''sanctioned'' by that society. [[note]] (For example, a society in which {{Arranged Marriage}}s are the norm and seeking out sex elsewhere is more-or-less accepted. Or a society in which prostitution is an aspect of the society's religion, as with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_prostitution temple prostitutes]], who were usually also priests/priestesses.) Or one in which boys or girls are given ProfessionalSexEd when they are considered marriageable adults, or some other form of SexAsRiteOfPassage.[[/note]] If and when s/he decides to [[INeedAnIndexByMonday pursue a different career path]], their sex work won't be [[NeverLiveItDown held against them]]. Nor does it hinder their chances of getting into real long-term relationships or marriages, and no one is considered DefiledForever by having been in this career path. Sex workers are never harassed by police or the MoralGuardians. This problem especually, is what have lead some countries to ban the act of paying for sex, but not prostitution. UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} was the first country to do so in 1999, followed by UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}} and UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} in 2011, UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland in 2014 and UsefulNotes/{{France}} in 2016.

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# [[MyGirlIsNotASlut The social stigma attached to prostitution]] is very mild, if it exists at all. In many cases, the sex trade is considered no worse than any other service job. Indeed, it might even be ''sanctioned'' by that society. [[note]] (For example, a society in which {{Arranged Marriage}}s are the norm and seeking out sex elsewhere is more-or-less accepted. Or a society in which prostitution is an aspect of the society's religion, as with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_prostitution temple prostitutes]], who were usually also priests/priestesses.) Or one in which boys or girls are given ProfessionalSexEd when they are considered marriageable adults, or some other form of SexAsRiteOfPassage.[[/note]] If and when s/he decides to [[INeedAnIndexByMonday pursue a different career path]], their sex work won't be [[NeverLiveItDown held against them]]. Nor does it hinder their chances of getting into real long-term relationships or marriages, and no one is considered DefiledForever by having been in this career path. Sex workers are never harassed by police or the MoralGuardians. This problem especually, especially, is what have lead some countries to ban the act of paying for sex, but not prostitution. UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} was the first country to do so in 1999, followed by UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}} and UsefulNotes/{{Norway}} in 2011, UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland in 2014 and UsefulNotes/{{France}} in 2016.



# Everybody cheerfully pays whatever the sex worker's going rate is. S/he never gets (''ahem'') stiffed.

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# Everybody cheerfully pays whatever the sex worker's going rate is. S/he never gets [[DoubleEntendre (''ahem'') stiffed.]]
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