You will find them on twitpic and in the widget on the lower part of the images page - below all the green thumbnails. I will eventually update main gallery/revamp site but yeh - video games are more fun :)
"I sincerely doubt you could find one person who has not been negatively impacted by their experiences of prostitution (whether the prostitute or the client). Certainly you will not find one whose life has been enhanced because of it."
The most negativity I have ever got is from people not involved, who know nothing - it is them negatively impacting me.
That aside, my experiences as a sex worker have greatly enhanced my life, I am open minded, I am more confident, I have much higher self esteem, I feel more valued than I ever did a corporate job, my job is to make people happy. Even with all the whorephobic and stigmatised crap these people fling that does put a damper on thins I am still overwhelmingly a better and happier person for being a sex worker.
You say you can't find one - I am one and I cant tell you now there are plenty others.
The Red Cross is doing a review of who they defer as donors. Currently sex workers, and their clients and partners are excluded for 12 months since they last engaged in sexual interactions. http://www.bloodrulesreview.com.au/
I have sent them a submission which goes a little something like this.....
To Celeste Vinay and the review committee,
I am writing to you particularly regarding the point of emphasis that follows;
"The appropriateness of excluding current and former sex workers and the appropriate period of any exclusion."
I was a regular blood donor before I began working as a sex worker and I found the exclusion of sex workers and their clients; offensive, discriminatory and illogical.
A thread over at Funinaustralia has sparked me to write almost a novella on my hooker philosophy among other tid bits. I have also posted it here in my blog as I think its a pretty good reflection of my internal thoughts and attitude as to what I do. if you are on the front page of my site seeing this note the blog title or the more link below will take you to the full entry.
Wow I just love waking up to links to blogs which deride my existence and feelings. [sarcasm meter alert] What is it with people who take the moral high ground in the name of social justice and openly walk all over sectors of the community at the same time? Hypocrisy in it's finest and sickening form. Danielle Strickland is someone who seems to be all over that. On the blog for The Social Justice department of the Salvation Army you will find this blog
You will also see my lengthy response if it is not removed - but I'll include it here below what she wrote about sex workers - so you don't need to give their website the traffic.
Having always got many compliments for my oral skills in both my personal and professional life, and always overcome the challenges of those who said oh I never come from Blow Jobs - I could not understand what anyone did wrong.
So I started asking - what is it other women do wrong? The attitude was an issue and lack of variation or finesse was in there too.
Why are you giving head? Because you should? Because they would like it? Because you were asked?
You should be doing it because you want to. The why you may want to could vary, but for me I like to show off, I like the power trip, I can have a man quivering, staring at me open-mouthed with a mixed look of disbelief, frustration and ecstasy. I know this is my best way to provide pleasure. I feel like the star of the show, I'll make the porno faces and watch him record them for later - I know he will remember how sexy I looked doing that, I like to be remembered.
Perhaps a blow job should be foreplay - but I think often for me it is the main course - and the rest an encore, perhaps many curtain calls to a standing ovation that cannot be denied.
Last few months been a bit of a downer. My husband got fired without warning a few moths back. Since he was on a sponsored business visa, he had to apply for another visa or leave country in 28 days. So we put in a spouse visa application, having been married over 12 months already. Seems they liked him, and not so much me. Requiring more business docs from me and a statutory declaration describing my previous de facto relationships and why they ended to prove i wasn't just relationship hopping and that this would last.
Later on however, after giving all the extra documents required it seemed that everything still wasn't right. The case manager had issues with my career choice, and if it effected the genuine nature of our relationship - since it isn't sexually exclusive. We opted to provide further statutory declarations justifying why my career doesn't prevent our relationship from being genuine to save potentially requiring another interview and their judgement becoming a turn down and us having to appeal.
They recently came to their senses and the first part of the visa has now been granted normal life may resume. A huge emotional weight has been listed. It's very stressful to feel judged for your life in a way you haven't before, and for someone else to get to decide if you are genuinely in love or not.
I keep thinking i should wait to blog til I have something suitably fantastically interesting to write about, but then it takes over 6 months and well yeah, that is kinda crap. Thus I decided I would just sit down and have a bit of a yap.
End of last year - other than the tours and Scarlet Alliance Annual forum - was reasonably uneventful.
I did get a new camera for my birthday though here are some random shots taken with it...
The friendly guys over at Sex Machines Australia have had a bit of a thing going with a record for the number of women to orgasm at one event without being hypnotised or touched sexually. Thursday, when Sexpo opened their little running total scoreboard said 0 for Sydney Sexpo. I had to help them with that, I got a certificate for my "trouble" and we took a bunch of photos for proof.
In case you hadn't spoken to me somewhat recently on msn, or follow me on facebook, I thought I'd tell you about my weddings. Yup, I had 2 of them and both to the same person, well technically the second one was just a restatement of vows but it was only a month later so it's close enough.
I went in Mardi Gras parade and whilst there were many many many cameras I haven't found hardly any pictures of myself around the place online, but have found plenty of our section. We all had red umbrellas and a large banner which read "No bad whores, just bad laws" Click the more link if you are viewing this on the front page to see the whole entry with pictures. I will add more pictures to this entry as I find them.