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Has there ever been a society that viewed prostitution as a prestigious vocation?

In Japanese culture during the middle-late periods there was a specific type of courtesan called an oiran which held a middling social class, definitely not stigmatized though. Oiran were accorded ...
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Why would "loose women" give you bad health?

Short answer: Gonorrhea and syphilis, neither of which was curable until around WWII (with the advent of penicillin). There were other lesser-known incurable (at the time) STDs as well. Your ...
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