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Most Sex Workers Have Had Jobs In Health, Education Or Charities – Survey

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Does that mean they are socially aware, have a caring nurturing nature and just want to make people happy.

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No wonder we have such an excellent bedside manner!

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Bang on for me.I previously worked in Healthcare.

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Come on now everybody new that.  Every time  I see an escort she is wearing her nurses uniform!!! ;)

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Come on now everybody new that.  Every time  I see an escort she is wearing her nurses uniform!!! ;)

And she pushes her thermometer up my bum , well I think it,ss a thermometer , feels a big big tbh

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Certainly true for my regular lady who is a nurse 4 days a week and SP 2 days a week.

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It's an interesting article - the Guardian is good at that kind of balanced reporting on sex work. So, the type of person working in the industry has probably changed; better educated, more tending towards middle class and previously in work, which is still lower paid than a man's would be. And maybe there are more single and divorced women out there too. Plus, for the married men having an affair is a more dangerous business than going to a sex worker; affairs lead to divorce, which is messy, time-consuming and expensive as well as emotionally draining. I'd say there's less chance of being found out as well, because it takes up less time, there's very little texting/phoning going on and there's not much emotional involvement. In other words the supply and the demand has gone up. 

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It's an interesting article - the Guardian is good at that kind of balanced reporting on sex work. So, the type of person working in the industry has probably changed; better educated, more tending towards middle class and previously in work, which is still lower paid than a man's would be. And maybe there are more single and divorced women out there too. Plus, for the married men having an affair is a more dangerous business than going to a sex worker; affairs lead to divorce, which is messy, time-consuming and expensive as well as emotionally draining. I'd say there's less chance of being found out as well, because it takes up less time, there's very little texting/phoning going on and there's not much emotional involvement. In other words the supply and the demand has gone up.

Yep. It certainly reflects my background accurately and I'm sure lots of us found it easy to go into the industry with the advent of the internet, which has also meant that many men who wouldn't necessarily have punted before are now doing so.

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I suspect for many it is about money and job satisfaction. If they were paid enough or rewarded in some other way in their previous job or career they would probably not have started sex work. 

 

And of course care work is appallingly paid- as is catering and retail.

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It makes a change from us all being damaged, trafficked, drug addicts, drunks etc. etc. 

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Well, those findings pretty much reflect what I have learnt from many of the ladies I've met over the years. I've certainly met teachers, nurses and care workers.

 

Teela Sanders has a fine track record of unbiased reporting on these matters over the last decade or so, and I would certainly trust her findings.

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I suspect for many it is about money and job satisfaction. If they were paid enough or rewarded in some other way in their previous job or career they would probably not have started sex work. 

 

And of course care work is appallingly paid- as is catering and retail.

On the other hand, Lydia, I can think of a few ladies who trained and went from this profession into care work or, in another instance, returned to teaching.

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I've also come across several escorts who have gone on to train as counselors/therapists.... I wonder if escorting they have learned they are good at listening...

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yep bang on for me too , amazed at how many escorts i know work in these jobs  , myself included .

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Yep. It certainly reflects my background accurately and I'm sure lots of us found it easy to go into the industry with the advent of the internet, which has also meant that many men who wouldn't necessarily have punted before are now doing so.

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I think we all under estimate the change the internet has brought society, and punting specifically.

 

I am with sar.  I would not have had the bottle to punt pre internet.

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Health makes sense, would be used to seeing nearly every body shape. My experience of health care professionals is some can be very tactile. Actually, one was very very tactile.

Charities, pay rates are poor, and escorting can be good second income.

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Over the years I have definitely had some fun with a few real nurses at parties or 1 to 1s. 

 

Teachers a bit a thinner on the ground, but last year there was a gorgeous little Canadian music teacher going to some parties regularly. Unfortunately she has now gone home.

 

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davidgood

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The percentage DID surprise me. For some time now I've been carrying around in my head a figure gleaned from God knows where that around 12% come from and later return to the caring professions.

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I've just read the article. Not sure how representative the survey is, but answers some questions on other threads about earnings. More earn 1k than 5k a month. One woman started in her 40s wished she had started earlier.

But nearly half (47%) had been victims of crime in their work.(theft, rape, Tec)

That's just not on. There is an election coming.

I know reforming laws on sex work isn't a vote winner, but maybe in marginal seats, we could ask candidates their views and point out the facts. (Yes I am naive, but have some times successfully tilted at windmills)

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