Red Umbrella Diaries

Posted: August 8, 2010 in Blogging, Writing
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This post, for once, is not all about me, me, me!

I have been following this amazing project online, called The Red Umbrella Project. It is a forum for sex workers to write and tell their stories, both online and in performance, facilitated by the absolutely amazing campaigner, writer and activist, Audacia Ray. Have a look at the project here:

The blog carnival posts writings by sex workers and their allies, and then Audacia and others read some of them at performances in New York. I decided to contribute to the current issue. The subject is ‘demand side’, i.e. the people who pay for sex, the clients.

Now, I don’t know much about paying for sex or working as a sex worker. But I know someone who does.

So this is going to be an interview, via the comments of this post, with the equally amazing Emily Jones, escort extraordinaire, among many other things, based in London. Check out her blog.

So I am going to start with some questions and hopefully Emily and I will get chatting:

Who are your main clients? e.g. Gender/age/ethnicity/anything else?

How do your clients find you and contact you for your services?

Are they all upfront about it or do some of them seem shy/embarrassed or conflicted about calling an escort? How does this show itself?

What is the best thing about your clients?

What is the most annoying aspect of working with this client group?

Do any of your clients seem to want more than sex or something other than sex from you? what kind of things? are you comfortable about giving those things?

  1. P.s. I am moderating this post and starting it off as a convo between me and Emily. Will put a note up when we are done and others can chip in!

  2. JenniferRuth says:

    Thanks for mentioning this! It sounds like a really interesting blog carnival and I will be sure to check it out.

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