Harlotry: Why I Quit Prostitution

The north end of Lincoln Avenue in Chicago is home to a number of independent ‘no-tell’ motels that were built during the 1940s and 50s. While they may have once hosted road-tripping families, they now exude a palpable air of sleaze, and many of them rent by the hour. I’ve always had a very large place in my heart for all things vintage and if some of those vintage things are somewhat disreputable, all the better. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t excited when Gopal chose not only a Lincoln Avenue motel, but also one of the more nostalgic ones. Finally I could see what it looked like inside! I set aside my hesitations, both practical and paranoid.

Unfortunately, the call got off to a bad start.

I was fifteen minutes early, but Gopal was fifteen minutes late. While I was now fairly sure he wasn’t a cop, it was pretty cold outside and I always made sure to carry no more cash than I would need for my cab ride when I went on calls. There were enough risks involved with my line of work that I didn’t need to add a potential robbery to the list. Because of this, I was unable to get a room and warm up and was stuck waiting outside with just a miniskirt, thin tights, a tank top, and my trusty leather jacket to keep me warm. I was not pleased.

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    • Eddie

      I’ve never been with a prostitute, but if I was to hire one, I’d probably go down on her and not for the reasons you describe. In my world of unpaid sexual encounters, the more promiscuous I know a woman to be (or have been), the more I want to go down on her, but not for the challenge. It’s not so calculated as that. Something about her vagina being dirty and me pushing my face in it turns me on. It doesn’t have to do with her pleasure at all–it’s about mine.

      • Sam

        I know you commented on this 5 days ago, but, uh…just for the record, having sex with a lot of people doesn’t make a girl “dirty.”

      • DreaTheGreat

        Thank you Sam! and thank you Eddie for adding another reason to why men do things out of completely arbitrary reasons.

    • Workinggirl


      I’m on my journey trying to quit working as a prostitute.. Follow me xx