It amazes me that in the age of the emperors club where numerous TV shows constantly “expose” the world of “high end” illegal prostitution, that stereotypes associated with street walkers are still attributed to professional sex workers. I’m here to set the record straight and list three myths about professional sex workers or prostitutes that need to go the way of the dodo.
As a licensed courtesan at a legal Nevada brothel I understand that my lifestyle is considered reprehensible by many, and I’m okay with that. Americans come from a variety of moral, cultural, and religious backgrounds and we don’t always see eye to eye. What makes this country (and Nevada) so great is the fact that I can legally live the way I choose whether or not you agree with my choices. But what does irk me is when someone doesn’t take the time to comprehend what I do and throws me into a box filled with their preconceived notions about sex workers.
Myth #1. Prostitutes will Party with Anyone
One misconception is that we will have sex with any guy as long as he has cash, even if he is a filthy diseased slob. I can’t tell you how many times I hear “but how can you sleep with those dirty guys?”
What “dirty guys?” All of the men who visit me at Sheri’s Ranch, my place of business, are well-groomed and courteous. My customers treat me with respect and in turn I give them a sexy-as-hell party. I don’t have to have relations with anyone I don’t want to.
Furthermore, all legal courtesans thoroughly check their customers for visible signs of STD’s prior to any fun activity and we all practice safe sex. We may be naughty, but we are not dirty.
Myth #2. Prostitutes all have Pimps
The assumption seems to be that where there’s a prostitute, there’s a pimp. And that pimp is forcing the woman to do what she does.
Not true. The vast majority of us operate independently – and every legal sex worker I’ve ever met operates of her own free will. No one forces me to do anything and I’m responsible for my own actions. I pay my own bills and I absolutely love my job. My gentlemen can attest to that.
Myth #3. Prostitutes are Stupid.
My favorite myth is that people practicing sex work are doing it because they’re too stupid to do anything else.
While it is true that no educational experience is required to be a licensed prostitute, that doesn’t mean only uneducated women with no experience in the business world do it. Sex workers come from a range of educational and professional backgrounds. There are several ladies here who have college degrees, even a couple with graduate degrees.
Also, many of my colleagues have worked in management positions before discovering that they could make more money doing something that they actually like.
The only stupid thing about the work that we do is having to put up with misrepresentative stereotypes. The truth is that we’re smart, independent women who make our own choices.
As I often playfully say to my customers, I apologize for exceeding your expectations…
Photos of Angelica from Sheri’s Ranch.