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Courting and Whoring: Balancing Work and Play
August 4, 2018 @ 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
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*