client behaviour, cyberbullying, review boards, sex workers

The True Nature of Choice Within the Consensual Sex Industry

When I first began in the industry, sex workers had more choices.  Although many sex workers worked for controlling bosses at massage parlours, at the end of the day, they had control over their own body.  Massage parlours had established conventions which favoured safer sexual practices: condoms and dental dams for all services.  No exceptions. … Continue reading The True Nature of Choice Within the Consensual Sex Industry

history, massage parlour, review boards

A History of the Contemporary Sex Industry: Part I – The Predominance of Massage Parlours

I became a sex worker in 2001.  When I began, massage parlours were the dominant player in my city because of a recent loosening of municipal bylaws which allowed them to operate more freely.  Street sex work still existed, of course, and there was both high track and low track.  However, as massage parlours became… Continue reading A History of the Contemporary Sex Industry: Part I – The Predominance of Massage Parlours

introduction, sex workers

An Overview of the Contemporary Sex Industry

The sex industry is a diverse profession.  Although there is often a focus upon sex workers who offer full service (intercourse) with clients, the industry also includes dominatrixes, strippers, porn stars, phone sex operators, camgirls (online video performance), and sensual massage practitioners (a massage with a handjob and/or blowjob finish).  For the purpose of my… Continue reading An Overview of the Contemporary Sex Industry

client behaviour, cyberbullying, review boards

Regarding the Review Stipulations on the Erotic Review

It has been brought to my attention that The Erotic Review, a well-known escort review board based in the United States, has changed its ratings structure.  Before the change, sex workers had to be known to offer specific sexual acts if they want to be rated higher than a seven out of ten in the… Continue reading Regarding the Review Stipulations on the Erotic Review

client behaviour, cyberbullying, review boards

A Few Thoughts on Review Boards

Escort review boards are a contentious issue in the sex industry.  Some sex workers find them a useful marketing tool whereas others find them an annoyance; sometimes, even controlling.  Regardless of how individual sex workers feel about review boards, we can agree that if reviews are to be written then they must uphold the dignity… Continue reading A Few Thoughts on Review Boards

Duos, sex worker fragmentation

The Importance of Honesty in Duo Engagements

Duos are an enticing addition to a normal engagement.  Many sex workers engage in duos with other sex workers and many sex workers have engagements with normal couples.  These engagements are best established on a foundation of honesty and mutual respect.  It is with these attributes in mind that I wish to examine a current… Continue reading The Importance of Honesty in Duo Engagements

culture of silence, sex worker fragmentation

The Culture of Silence in the Sex Industry

For an industry which prides itself upon being real and genuine, there are many times when I do not reveal my true thoughts.  I doubt that I am alone.  In the contemporary sex industry, image is everything.  This means that within all of our actions, there is a calculation.  Will divulging an opinion gain or… Continue reading The Culture of Silence in the Sex Industry