client behaviour, coercion, review boards

Do Sex Workers Work Within Their True Comfort Level?

When I first began working independently, I found it peculiar that clients asked which services I offered.  To me, the answer is self-evident: sex workers offer intercourse.  However, this is not what most clients want to know; instead, most clients want to know what extra services are offered in addition to intercourse.  These extras could… Continue reading Do Sex Workers Work Within Their True Comfort Level?

client behaviour, coercion, culture of silence, review boards

How the Disruption of the Internet Impacted the World’s Oldest Profession

The inception of the internet was a self-employment and consumer triumph and nowhere more than in the sex industry.  Prior to the internet, sex workers labored under the (oftentimes) controlling influence of managers/owners.  But now, sex workers could advertise their services directly to consumers.  Self-employment empowered sex workers to work from home, be their own… Continue reading How the Disruption of the Internet Impacted the World’s Oldest Profession

client behaviour

Regarding the Increased Expectations for Time

When sex workers began working independently, clients could contact them directly.  When communication is done within a reasonable manner, it is a win/win scenario for both parties.  Clients want to feel comfortable with their choice of sex worker and sex workers want to feel comfortable welcoming a stranger into their home.  Some communication prior to… Continue reading Regarding the Increased Expectations for Time

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

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