A Peculiar “Friends with Benefits”
An anonymous exposé of learning tandem sex work.
Last weekend, I broke into sex work. Or rather, I was broken in, by my friend Jan who’s been in “the business” for several years now. Jan is an escort – words like prostitute, whore and hooker are out, as they imply the exchange of sexual services for money, a big no-no. That’s the shit you can get busted for. You are a provider, the hobbyists pay you for your time, and anything else that happens on that time is up to you.
I was pretty lucky to come into it this way – learning the laws, the jargon, how to screen potential clients to make sure they (hopefully) aren’t cops or creeps, what weird shit the johns who really shell out expect of you. Like, did you know you’re expected to clean the dude up with a warm washcloth after he comes? I didn’t.