Sex workers are doing a job, a job that clients create a market for. It’s a necessary and important job, one that can benefit both sex workers and their clients; one that creates a much-needed imaginative playspace where suspension of disbelief is part of the magic. Clients would be more satisfied in these interactions if they could appreciate the work that goes into that fantasy creation and revel in it rather than trying to turn it into something it isn’t and shouldn’t be.
Our political activism is often in tension with our marketing. The work we do to humanize ourselves and destigmatize our work can also demystify the personas we so carefully craft.