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Courting and Whoring: Balancing Work and Play

August 4 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

As sex workers, especially those of us who are additionally marginalized, dating can be complicated. There are so many things in a relationship that can be negatively affected by our careers in ways that non-sex workers’ aren’t. Dating, especially when you’re new to it, can be a minefield.

This workshop aims to cover some of the major hurdles faced by sex workers trying to date, as well as provide some tips for how to support a sex worker that you’re in a relationship with. It will cover topics such as:

-Writing an online dating profile that keeps you safe (both from clients who see it and people you don’t want to know you’re a sex worker)
-Thoughts on how/when to disclose your work
-Monogamy and sex work
-Balancing your partner’s expectations of what dating a sex worker will look like versus your wants and needs when off the clock
-A special focus on discussing things you’ll do with your clients but not your partners
-Help, I fell in love with a client! Now what?
-Name, work, and interests – how your partner should talk about you with their friends/family
-Supporting the sex workers in your life
-And more!

There will be plenty of time for audience discussion and questions and, when possible, will focus on how these topics affect more marginalized sex workers.

*This is open to sex workers and people who date us*

Details

Date:
August 4
Time:
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
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Venue

Dogwood