Truth in Advertising

I’ve only seen a “house of ill repute” visited once during my time as an adult playing D&D. Brothels were a regular stop in my junior high and high school sojourns to lands of imagination and fantasy. This was in no small part due to the fact being touched by a girl at that age was as fantastic as any dragon. But now I’m married and play with equally grown up people, whore houses have diminished in their use. I think narrating sexual conquests (even for money) has almost become more uncomfortable. As grown ups, sex lives have become a more private topic compared to the all-encompassing subject of interest for our pubescent selves.

I also wonder if 3rd Edition had an impact on whoring. Because gold was equated with combat power level, fewer people were willing to sacrifice their efficiency in battle to get their character’s imaginary rocks off.