Are Sex Workers Just More Honest Serial Daters?

Hiding your profession versus dating in the light shouldn’t be something anyone has to do.

Sex work encompasses a number of activities. Depending on your locality, it may be illegal. The stigma attached to sex work has little to do with the legality involved, and more to do with the perceived exchange of sexual favors for money.

Serial daters focus on earning money, showing off success, or dating someone who can bring them such rewards. While embracing these priorities, they try to avoid the emotional entanglements that accompany intimate relationships.

There’s social stigma surrounding those who serial date, but the level is nothing compared to those engaged in sex work. The difference being, those who serial date aren’t putting themselves out there honestly, stating their intention is to obtain money, success, power, or just a good time from their dates.

Whereas, when you engage with a sex worker, the end result is clear cut. You’re hiring someone to spend time with you, perform a service, have a good time, and at the end of the date, go your separate ways. There’s no question of whether there’s a relationship blossoming, no question of emotional attachment, and typically, no strings attached.

So why is the stigma surrounding sex workers so much more than those who serial date?

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