Alternative Dating: Companionship During a Pandemic
It seems like I have been mostly silent about this subject as I have been too preoccupied living it.
I would appreciate hearing the stories of anyone willing talk/email to me about their experiences, preferably a client who has seen someone during this and a few companions who are currently working at any rate doing in-person work or relying on in-person work versus online work.
If you are interested in speaking about your Companionship During COVID experience on The Emerson Experience Podcast please reach out via email
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In the beginning many were shamed for working throughout quarantine.
So much hate and judgement from complete strangers who offered zero financial help.
Eight months ago I began my journey of personal smut on Onlyfans (onlyfans.com/highdefgirlfriend) and did not see anyone for around 2 to 3 months. Online work definitely kept me afloat for months. I still post regularly to my account which is priced moderately should you care to join at $7.00 a month.
Businesses began opening in the great state of Texas rather quickly, it feels like things are somewhat back to normal, but who am I kidding when I say small luxuries like going out with friends and going out on dates will never be the same.
At least not for awhile. Awhile could be years.
What a false sense of normality, a false sense of safety, however I refuse to live and work in fear.
How long can you stand to be without human interaction? Without the touch of someone else? There's much to be said about missing out on these simple pleasures.
As for me and my house, we are always working in some fashion. The grind will not stop.
During what felt like a lifetime of isolation as a single woman during quarantine I began to research how to make soy candles. I won't say I have mastered the craft but I finally understand the basics.
At times I wanted to quit using soy wax all together. (It's a love/hate relationship.)
Now I have my own candle business that should be ready to launch by November (www.classandkitsch.com.)
Companionship during COVID19 has been controversial for many reasons:
Client's loss of income
Health and Safety Concerns
Companion's loss of income
Spread of disease/infection
And let's not forget that there's a presidential election happening soon!
What do sex workers do best?
ADAPT. I am extremely proud to see so many of us have multiple streams of income as we try to navigate another setback, most likely the biggest one since the passing of FOSTA/SESTA.
What has working during this crucial time been like?
A blessing and a curse all in one!
The inquiries have gotten even more ridiculous in my experience.
There's been a lack of wanting to provide screening information, requests for unsafe sex, along with requests to explain sexually explicit services and those clients who won't book with me because I do not allow reviews of what the inside of my vagina feels like.
What a wild ride!
Along with these crazy inquiries I decided to join a few platforms that are completely new to me to put potential client's minds at ease-- P*11 and PrivateD*lights.
Perhaps joining these platforms is the reason for the influx of pure garbage behavior or the fact that individuals believe that they are able to take advantage of sex workers now.
I want to make this clear, predatory behavior like this is unacceptable. I will never compromise my comfort or safety to make money.
This year I have met some of the most amazing and caring men in my time as Elliot.
There are no issues with them screening, no issues with sending deposits, no issues during our dates. We have the most splendid time together.
I manifested these chance meetings. Universe, please feel free to send me more of all the good that 2020 has left to offer.
Yes, I said GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN THE YEAR 2020!
If you'd like to be my next good deed please do not hesitate to reach out. I would love to meet more gentlemen before the year's end and start 2021 with a bang!
Precautions that I am taking while working include mutual temperature checks and self temperature checks.
STD screening as well as COVID screening.
Prioritization of longer appointments to meet less people.
Raising rates to cover any hazard pay should I fall ill.
Disinfecting my incall space frequently and always between visitors.
You will also be able to see what virtual offerings/options are available to you under the "Alternative Dating" tab here listed under the "Experience" tab.
I will continue to work online, in-person, and always as safely as possible.