A prostitute is someone who engages in sexual acts for money, encountered across the Fallout series. Like other activities that would generally be considered illicit in pre-WarAmerica, prostituion flourished without organized legal restrictions in the centuries since the Great War.
Prostitution and its legality varies throughout the post-War United States, from remaining legal in the New Vegas metropolitan area to illegal in some New California Republic municipalities. The lack of regulation leads to various levels of independence, ranging from contractors at the Atomic Wrangler Casino and Casa Madrid to those exploited by drug addiction on the Strip.
↑Courier: "Wouldn't you make more money working on the Strip?" Sweetie: "I got my start at the Gomorrah, good money, but I saw how those Omertas hook girls on free Jet or Med-X - then start charging. Slavery through a needle is what that is. I earn less out here, but I keep more." (Sweetie's dialogue)