Though I enjoy my life as a sex worker, I know there are people who do not. Nevertheless, I felt shock and sadness upon meeting an unhappy, alcoholic hooker. More
Topic: sex work
I embarked on my first whoretour with a mixture of fear and excitement. I had a lot to lose, but also the potential to gain just as much. Unfortunately, I mostly lost. More
And where better to really launch my career than the capitol of this country that I love so much? More
This woman was arrested for wearing clothes you’ve probably worn tons of times. More
I’ve been really depressed lately.
It’s a combination of factors, huge (and hugely stressful) life changes, out-of-whack brain chemicals, and general malaise. I’m burned out, but this isn’t the sex worker burnout I’ve written about before, in fact, when it comes to garden-variety burnout, sex work is one of the best coping tools I have. More
I know, I’m a little shocked at myself, too. More
I don’t really have any close female friends who aren’t current or former sex workers. I have plenty of civilian acquaintances, but it’s rare for my relationships with non-family civilians to get any more serious than a “hey, what’s up? You’re doing fine, great, me too!” kind of bond.
This is good and bad. It adds to the isolation of my work, but at the same time it shields me from a lot of the unfortunate aspects of trying to be friends with civilians. More
My brief, awful stint at the massage parlor forced me to re-examine my whole sex work experience and the unconscious prejudices I had against lower end sex workers. More
I’ve been a whore for five years. And I’ve tried practically every job one can have in the sex industry.
…One thing I’ve never done, though, is massage; classic, body rub with a happy ending massage. More
I came out to my boyfriend’s mother last week. More
The tourists are the women who believe that all it takes to be successful in the industry is a pretty face and a nice body. They have no concept of sex worker stigma, beyond some fuzzy concept that stripping will be “cool,” “edgy,” “fun,” or worse, “empowering.” Sure, the industry is somewhat forbidden to nice girls like them, but their dabblings in sex work are all about not being a nice girl anymore–about going home for Thanksgiving dinner and thinking, “nobody knows I’m a sex worker” while they get a second helping of mashed potatoes from Uncle Jerry or Aunt Jane or whoever. More
People make much of hooker slang. More
As we’ve learned from the writer in our wonderful Harlotry series, sex workers face a lot of difficulties when it comes to safety issues — often because of the laws that are supposed to “protect” citizens that, in reality, make sex workers’ lives much harder. Fortunately, some places in the world seem to actually see these women (and men) as human beings and want to improve conditions. More
As sex workers, even those of us who are out are forced to lie constantly. More