DIY Resource on touring as a sex worker in Australia
I worked as a sex worker in different states in Australia for about a year. I managed to do it, and do it well, by the grace of a few lovely and talented sex workers who taught me the ropes. As a result, my philosophy on sharing information on working safely and successfully in providing sex services is to share, for free, whatever information I have.
Sadly the reality is that sometimes I am inundated with requests and questions from people wanting to get into the business. I am flattered you asked me for my advice! But I will tell you that what you think is a simple question – is not. People contact me, I think, because they can see that I am a professional, community-minded, and that I love what I do. All these things are true. However! This means that I have a lot of information and knowledge and so when you ask me a question, I just can’t do you justice by giving you a simple answer. Selling sex services might look like a simple process – advertise, book, fuck – but it is skilled work that takes some thinking and planning. So please keep this in mind if you send me a request, and please - write me back, tell me how it went, continue to share information, and at the very least – I love me a thank you.
Over the past year I have offered a very DIY workshop called Working It Down Under: Escorting in Australia a few times. I recommend a trip to Oz to anyone who wants a sunshine holiday and the opportunity to work in a decriminalized environment (in only some Australian states). Of course, there are some limitations, some of which are discussed on the handout below.
Legally things are changing over there, especially in Western Australia. Also sex workers are embroiled in constant fights with city councils to keep brothels firmly on the agenda during elections. Australian and migrant sex workers down under are very well organized to fight back against the moral crusade to keep laws on our bodies.
All this to say that my caveat is that some of the information on this handout I made back in July 2010 might be inaccurate or a bit misleading (since I couldn’t give the whole story), I hope it gives you all a taste of what to expect. I highly recommend going on over to Scarlet Alliance to get the whole 411 on what’s happening now, and of course, to make friends with some of the smartest, sluttiest and most empowered hookers I know.