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A socialator is a 4,000 yahren old profession sanctified by the "elders", wherein a person obliges the desires of others. In other words, it's a euphemism for prostitute or "space hooker".. Those who practice this profession are scorned by members of the Otori Sect.
- According to Encyclopedia Galactica (a non-canonical piece of merchandise published in 1979):
- Socialators are "a caste whose function was to entertain and give pleasure to others" and were "skilled in the music and the dance, and could speak with intelligence on nearly any subject". I.e., they would be more akin to geishas and courtesans than modern prostitutes.
- The legality of prostitution under Colonial law was maintained in the Re-imagined Series, as noted in the episode "Black Market".