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http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2009/06/22/tracy_pinched/

Boob play," "pics of kitty," "topless housecleaning" and "hypno role play." The list, scribbled in a lined yellow notebook, is followed by a double-underlined figure: $725.

It's 9 a.m. on a Friday and 30-year-old Marie is sitting on her couch clad in Donald Duck pajamas, munching on buttered toast and staring at her cellphone like she can will it to ring. If someone calls in response to the ad she posted this morning on Craigslist, she can add $75 to her projected income for the month.

Five months ago, before being laid off, Marie was bringing in $45,000 a year at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Now, she operates out of two offices: her living room and a regularly changing hotel room. Her uniform is different, too: Instead of conservative business attire, she dons a lace bra and booty-hugging capris. The former corporate supervisor has become a sex worker.

She went from being a manager to fighting for personal assistant positions. But last month, after innumerable unanswered cover letters, overdue bills and a delay in her unemployment checks, she entered a world of code words and cash wads. It was baptism by -- bodily fluids: She peed on a guy in her own bed for $100. Since then, she's been paid more times than she can count, or cares to count, for sex, blow jobs, hand jobs and sensual massage.

Of course, Marie is far from the only woman pushed into the sex industry by these harsh economic times. Strip clubs, X-rated Web cam companies and escort managers across the country have reported an increase in job applications in the last several months -- ironically, at the same time that business is largely going down. The same phenomenon was seen after the dot-com bust, when out-of-work techies turned to everything from S/M dungeons to porn sets. Both booms saw a series of salacious news items about good girls gone bad, a narrative that is at least as old as the Bible -- but I wanted to know what was unique about this particular cultural moment.

Take 55-year-old Jennifer of the Bronx, N.Y., who was laid off from her financial bookkeeping job: She talks about her entry into sex work with the shell-shocked detachment of someone who's recently lost a loved one. "It's hard. It's an awful thing to have to do."

"How do you cope, considering you can't turn to your family or friends?" I ask. Suddenly, there are sobs on the other end of the phone line and the rhythmic sound of air being sucked in. It almost sounds like she's hyperventilating. "You're the first person I've told," she says. Moments later she has to excuse herself to blow her nose.

Her husband, a subcontractor, also got the boot five months ago. He managed to find a part-time gig but, despite three decades of work experience in her field, Jennifer hasn't been able to land anything. Meanwhile, bills have piled up and they're six months behind on their mortgage; that's why Jennifer started turning tricks on Craigslist.

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This is something that we see over and over again in the third world.

More and more people in the so called first world are going to become as desperate to survive as many people in the third world.

More and more prostitutes and strippers are going to be British and American rather than Thai, Filipino, Ukranian, Latvian and Hungarian.

Welcome to yet another effect of the deleveraging process.

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I'm convinced MASK TULIP - you are a man.

But will share this and others just in case ...

1970s recession and 1980s recession the same as ... can't say about 1980s as I wasn't priviledge to those in that society then.

When I was a teenager - I was introduced to a number of women who were only a few years older - but who had gone through college - got o'levels and a'levels - and were totally fedup with the way society worked for them and saw it as 2 choices in the 70s

Find man - marry - have kids - then try and sort it out after that ...

Find man - have kids - and marry - perhaps after that.

In 70's it was still about women having kids to have any kind of life.

1980s - those who didn't have kids - but were still only 22-25 + suddenly realised there was a different world but that men ruled that world.

The 1980s were maggie's britain when greed started to rule - only culminating in the stupidity it has now done.

I had several women friends in the 1980s - who realised that they were never going to succeed as PAs (with degrees and masters) - but who decided to play the men at their own game just to GET MONEY!!!

So they sold sex - they got fed-up with men taking them to dinner and wining and dinning them on expensive budgets - and then expecting sex - many FORCED THEM to have sex (as they were peceived as the PA - and so fair game) and THEY decided to tell the men - since all you want is sex - just pay me the same amount and come to my appartment (hired please note as the men paid mucho in those days) and if you want a repeat booking - just call me.

I have several girlfrieds who just gave up on careers - although they were PhDs and high qualified in science and other subjects much needed today - who basically gave themselves over to high-class-hooker status because that's what their boses wanted them to be for them - and their clients although they had clever women than men on their workforce.

The most successful of my friends - entered the profession in the 1980s as a qualified lawyer but was given the job of "secretary" - which turned out to be nothing more than a tea-girl - she wanted to get back at the men she met every day who treated her like shit because she was a woman - although as qualified as them.

So anyone who worked for the firm - and any client who walked through the door - became her sexual client - she rented a big place initially - and then bought it outright - and then bought another place - but all the time was "exclusive" to the point where she no longer slept with them - they just wanted someone "to talk with" - so she'd ofen sit there - whilst they talked - and as they were bankers (bear in mind this was the 1980s - for £1000 - today what is that? £100,000 - maybe more?

She did it at peak time - and after 8 years of selling herself to just 8 married men - who always promised to leave their wives - she called time on them and asked them to recompense her for all the years in waiting - and as a lawyer - they didn't disagree - so she then bought a big town house in Bath - outright - and moved there.

Within a few months she got a top job (for Bath/Bristol) - and within 2 years was married and supported her 2 kids and her artistic husband.

I spoke to her a fews month ago about it all - and she's still with her husband - and now has 3 kids - and doesn't regret the time that as she says "was screwing men over who screwed me".

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Got her phone number?

What i hate about British whores is that they:-

Are not good looking

Try ANYTHING to get out of sex

Try to set up client-blackmail

Try to rob or have client robbed

Fat, nasty not well read.

FAR TO BLOODY EXPENSIVE!

Go overseas & for the price of a "Sleep over" you can hire one for a week

Good loooking

Honest

Got a brain

willing to "Do the job"

Nice to be with.

Mike

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More and more people in the so called first world are going to become as desperate to survive as many people in the third world.

The women in this report seem to be in the New World. What constitutes the so called first world and is there a second world?

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The women in this report seem to be in the New World. What constitutes the so called first world and is there a second world?

Apparently there is a Second World...

'Countries of the Second World':

http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/second_world.htm

The term "Second World" refers to the former communist-socialist, industrial states, the territory and sphere of influence of the Union of Soviet Socialists Republic.

So the former West Germany is in the First World while the former East Germany is still in the Second World along with the rest of Eastern Europe. And there's me thinking they were all part of the Old World. Maybe the terms "First World" and "Second World" have been retrospectively defined?

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Got her phone number?

What i hate about British whores is that they:-

Are not good looking

Try ANYTHING to get out of sex

Try to set up client-blackmail

Try to rob or have client robbed

Fat, nasty not well read.

FAR TO BLOODY EXPENSIVE!

Go overseas & for the price of a "Sleep over" you can hire one for a week

Good loooking

Honest

Got a brain

willing to "Do the job"

Nice to be with.

Mike

Yikes Mike!

Brave posting.

:ph34r:

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Heather5 I have to say your friend was lucky (if you can call it that). I've known a few women in the trade and they haven't stood a chance of earning like that. Very dangerous and murky world on the streets of London. Got to know Ana Lopez a few years back then one of the organisers of the International Union of Sex Workers, affiliated to believe it or not the GMB and that was an eye opener. Amazing women fighting for the ability to legally organise into brothels as its safest for the women involved. I take your point about empowerment and have heard that said before. Shagging mankey old boys not my idea of feeling empowered though. Not a surprise this is on the increase. Back to the days of red lights and regular freaky women hating serial killkers. Gotta love a good downturn.

Would you mind awfully, if you posted a bit more. I enjoy your posts.

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"The former corporate supervisor has become a sex worker."

What's the difference, exactly?

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Got her phone number?

Go overseas & for the price of a "Sleep over" you can hire one for a week

Good loooking

Honest

Got a brain

willing to "Do the job"

Nice to be with.

Mike

You might need to check out the cost of living to understand this.

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Yes I can understand that, the loss of income due to low IRs have forced me to sell my services to frustrated ladies. :rolleyes:

me too but i didnt think it was worth mentioning before, i mean its so passe these days to baulk, people are more surprised if one's not a whore at least a couple of days a month between bricklaying gigs :rolleyes:

Edited by loginandtonic

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Sure a fair percentage of female students go out at the weekend having no knowledge (or care) of who they will be going home with. Casual sex rules, anything goes these days. Everyone is having sex with random strangers and, if they are stupid enough, why shouldn't they pay?

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Why?

It true.

Mike

:ph34r:

Really my only experience is the wife. She avoids sex. Mind you so do I. She's Thai. She's still a complete whore and bitch mind you! :angry:

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This is something that we see over and over again in the third world.

More and more people in the so called first world are going to become as desperate to survive as many people in the third world.

More and more prostitutes and strippers are going to be British and American rather than Thai, Filipino, Ukranian, Latvian and Hungarian.

Welcome to yet another effect of the deleveraging process.

Yes. I always knew that Brit/US ladies were no 'better' then their Far East or Eastern European counterparts. Give them a downturn and they'll turn to sex to get the money in. Even in a welfare state. This is in many cases a lifestyle choice. In a welfare state they would not starve, just go bankrupt and possibly loose their home - sex is a way of keeping the lifestyle going.

Sure a fair percentage of female students go out at the weekend having no knowledge (or care) of who they will be going home with. Casual sex rules, anything goes these days. Everyone is having sex with random strangers and, if they are stupid enough, why shouldn't they pay?

I met two Russian girls when I was on holiday. They told me that they would pick up guys/be picked up by guys, as per a normal girl on holiday, and then when heading back to his place tell him that he has to pay $200 for a night of sex. Pays for the holiday, plus some duty free on the way home, which they then sell on the black market when they return.

I've studied sex and attraction etc,. and the only thing I can say here, is that most of what we have been bought up to believe is in fact wrong........... :(

Edited by The Bachelor of Arts

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