Of all the shitty ways to say a woman gets around, this one may be the least shitty. Maybe I just want it to be true but a strumpet may include a hint of admiration in it. Like, a whore gets used but a strumpet gets to do some using.
If Fortune is a strumpet, then strumpeting must involve having a whole lot of power over a whole lot of people. Fortune wouldn’t sleep with anyone she didn’t explicitly want. Fortune makes all the calls. She doesn’t answer to anyone. She gets around because she likes to spread her gifts around. It’s fun for her to share. I want strumpet to mean something like Player or Casanova, or any of the vaguely flattering names for men who sleep with a lot of women. It probably doesn’t. But I want it to.