In the New Jedi Order, Jedi can get married, have children, the whole shabang. Jedi in the Old Order, however cannot, as it is believed physical attachment can lead to the Dark Side. Does this mean no hiring of prostitutes, because it is one thing to not get emotionally attached to a prostitute and a different thing entirely to fall in love with someone? Any mention in EU or legends, anyone?

  • Desire and lust are also quite dark emotions that Jedi try to overcome so I really, really doubt.
    – Yasskier
    Nov 30, 2015 at 19:39
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    Also, ew. Just ... Ew
    – Peter
    Nov 30, 2015 at 19:48
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    @DJMethaneMan A bunch of incredibly fit men and women who aren't allowed to marry get lumped up into a few enclaves. Where have I heard of this before?
    – user40790
    Nov 30, 2015 at 20:30
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    Remember how Ahsoka was disguised as a slave for a mission? I learnt this from a different universe, but I think it applies: The art of deception requires you to learn even the ways of your enemies and those whom you find morally offending, sometimes precisely so that you can right these wrongs. Going by that logic, if employing prostitutes and engaging in the act can help the greater good... Jan 26, 2016 at 17:24
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    See also scifi.stackexchange.com/q/79260/4918 "Are Jedi required to abstain from all sexual relations, or only from the ones involving emotional attachments?"
    – b_jonas
    Feb 9, 2017 at 15:49

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Jedi are allowed to have sex, they aren't allowed to have an attachments - make of that what you will.

Quoting Mr. Lucas himself:

Jedi Knights have sex after all, according to George Lucas, creator of the characters' hit sci-fi series Star Wars. Speculation that the lightsaber-wielding warriors were supposed to live a monk-like existence has been rife since details of Attack Of The Clones began to leak out. In the new flick Jedi Anakin Skywalker's character shares forbidden love with Queen Amidala, but Lucas says it's romance, rather than hanky panky, which is banned by the Jedi code. He says, "Jedi Knights aren't celibate - the thing that is forbidden is attachments - and possessive relationships." No Jedi Knight has yet been seen with a partner in any of the five Star Wars movies.

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    Force ability is heritable. If Jedi didn't reproduce, it probably would have been bred out of the gene pool, or at least strong Force ability would be greatly reduced. Feb 9, 2017 at 15:41
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    @pleurocoelus Turns out every force sensitive kid brought into the order is really a little Jedi bastard... Obi-wan getting down and dirty with a Hutt sex slave... Yoda using the force to get funky with a Twilek dancer... stay tuned to Imperial News as more Jedi sexual misconduct is discovered!
    – Jax
    Jan 3, 2018 at 17:42

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