What it's really like to date a sex worker

Some suggested if a man was insecure or jealous, they wouldn't be a good match for a woman working in this industry. Photo / 123RF
Some suggested if a man was insecure or jealous, they wouldn't be a good match for a woman working in this industry. Photo / 123RF

Do sex workers make the best girlfriends? That's the claim from several men who have taken part in a debate on Reddit about what it's really like to date a woman who sells her body for a living.

The discussion was sparked after a man revealed his insecurity over his girlfriend's line of work saying he was concerned that, as a sex worker, she would be more inclined to cheat on him.

Asking for advice, several Redditors came forward to share their experiences with dating a sex worker.

One man, whose ex-girlfriend was an escort, said: "I dated a sex worker. I used to pick her up from work etc. We had a great and fun relationship with zero negative work-related issues.

"It depends totally on you and your views on sex and intimacy. Intimacy for us was chilling together, affection and talking.

"Our sex life was fun and enjoyable for both of us. She asked me once: 'Does it bother you that I've had sex with over 2000 men?'

"The answer was no, it actually was rather liberating. I knew she'd seen it all and that I was fairly in the middle of the bell curve."

He also said men dating women in this line of work should make sure their partners are safe and doing it for the right reasons.

And he added that "cheating has absolutely nothing to do with her profession."

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He suggested that she may in fact be "more loyal and trustworthy as she completely understands her sexual needs and is comfortable talking about them.

"She may also appreciate your intimacy far more than she would a random sexual encounter."

Another commenter suggested in order to date a woman in this line of work, a change in approach to sex is necessary.

"You need to view sex as an activity like cooking or going for a run. She applies zero importance on the act and you'll need to be able to do the same."

Others added that if someone was an insecure or jealous character, they wouldn't be a good match for a woman working in this industry.

One Reddit user, who said they had a friend who was a sex worker, also weighed in on the cheating debate.

"Her being a sex worker doesn't make her more likely to cheat. It's a job.

"If you've ever worked customer service, you know that smiling isn't a genuine thing and that you have to do it to make the customer happy because it's your job.

"This is her job, it's what she has to do. I know I never had the urge to go to stores and help people when I was off the clock at my retail jobs."

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