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Tequila_Wolf wrote (edited )

My sex working friends will say that it crushes their spirit significantly less than other work. They also have substantial time for radical projects which they aren't too exhausted by work to do, and are able to work even if they move around countries quite a bit.

I'm hoping to start later this month because I prefer it to some shitty low-pay day job.

What's with this question though? It stinks of swerf. And is only really something for sex workers to answer, not raddle in general.

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blackredpink wrote

Well I don't see why anyone who isn't a sex worker would feel qualified to answer it.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

On the internet? That's surprising :)

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blackredpink wrote

I changed my subject line so I address to sex workers only. I want to know if after some years is it more damaging psychologically than a 9-5 office or service job.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

It's a living. The only things that frustrate me are that I severely dislike men but have to pretend I enjoy their company, and the laws being passed means I have to skulk around and don't have access to resources that'd make it easier and safer for me to do in-person work or make enough to stop worrying from online stuff. I'd still rather be doing this than a desk job.

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Trustwh0m wrote

Years ago, I was a sex worker. At the time it did not affect me negatively. I thoroughly enjoyed making my own schedule, being my own boss, and making good chunks of money quickly.

Now, I no longer am in that line of work, by choice. It is far more difficult for me to adapt to working, and my attitude toward how much time I spend trying to survive a “straight” life is not well adjusted. I think back to days of champagne, whatever I wore to eat, and designer clothes being purchased for me.. the thrill of taking a private car home with a couple grand in my purse.

While I am no longer fulfilled by those things, my quality of life was certainly leveled up, and it did leave me with higher expectations out of what I can have, and just how much work I have to do to get them.

If I could advise younger me, I would tell myself to always maintain working a regular job on top of the sex work, if only to keep me grounded in reality.