Isolation In Phone Sex Work

Working in the adult industry, especially when you are an independent, can be very isolating. It’s not merely an isolating experience — it’s an isolated life. For the most part, the culture we live in doesn’t accept sex work. The families we were born to, raised in, marry into or otherwise join, even our circle of friends all have reasons why we ought not subject them to our choice of occupation. This creates the necessity for sex workers to lead double lives.

But often, it’s our own choices in these careers we’ve chosen which impact our isolation as well; we are not a trusting lot, even with our own peers. (A huge part of the reason I began this site.)

Living too long without people who can listen, commiserate, really comprehend what your day is like, often leads to not feeling understood, not feeling appreciated, not being accepted. This leads to depression, resentment, and withdrawing even more from what should be circles of support.

I’m sure many of you are acutely aware of this feeling of isolation in your own lives. But some of you may not know it yet… You just keep on suffering from burn-out more and more often, chalking it up to the demands of the job. While sex work is far more demanding than most people realize, it’s not the only factor in burn-out. In fact, it’s only half of the equation. The other half is a good support system.

But, given the complexities of what we do and the current cultural position on sex work, what’s a PSO or other sex worker to do to end her isolation?

I’m so glad you asked, because I’ve got an article on just that over at Geisha Diaries. *wink*

In Isolation in Sex Work, I not only discuss the phenomenon, but offer you resources as well. Come on over and add your thoughts, concerns, and suggestions.

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