Before I get started I just want to state for the record that these are only myindividual thoughts and opinions based on my own personal experiences. Not everyone will relate and/or agree with my point of view. But this is not meant to be a debate by any means; it’s simply a glimpse into how I see my world as an escort. Misconception No. 1 – This industry is only for drug whores, the morally corrupt and sexual deviants! I remember my first call. I was terrified, but also hungry enough to take the leap. Tough times call for desperate measures and I consider myself to be a survivor. My rent was due, my fridge was empty and I was scared and alone. I don’t regret this part of my life, not one bit. Because if I wasn’t pushed to the extreme then I wouldn’t have had the guts to explore what this industry has to offer. And I am glad that I did! Being an escort is one of the most refreshing, freeing and rewarding jobs that I have ever had. A dear friend once advised me to “find a job that you love and you will never work another day in your life”. Well guess what, I found that job. What sparked out of necessity due to the harsh economical times was continued by choice.
What is your perception of 'what it means to be an escort'? I am university educated, highly employable and come from a decent family. Am I the stereotypical example of an escort? Perhaps you envision a girl who is drug abusing, has experienced a rough childhood, possesses low self esteem or who is trajically misguided. It's human nature to judge, I myself am guilty of labelling. Before my life as an escort I ignorantly assumed the worst and that was why I was so reluctant to become a sex provider. That is until I got to experience it firsthand. In my experiences this career is not the dirty, dangerous, demeaning monster that I once thought it was. Don’t get me wrong, I am sure that there are some facets of the industry that are a nightmare, but I’ve been lucky enough to avoid the dark side thus far. I have a good head on my shoulders and make the necessary steps to keep myself out of harm’s way. Society looks down on the sex trade as something to be embarrassed about, a dark and dirty secret that won’t go away. So why is it the oldest profession in history? It’s because there is an undeniable demand for it thanks to our strongly engrained instincts as a species towards sexual activity and companionship. Thank you evolution! People need and crave companionship, why is that so horrible? After all isn’t it only natural? If society accepted the sex trade making it a legal profession we could eliminate some of the negative aspects of the industry; keeping girls safe by encouraging brothels and safe havens to conduct business, enforcing mandatory STD testing, and collecting taxes & licensing fees. The sex industry is flourishing, might as well embrace it because it will continue to exist and thrive as it has always done.