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« Reply #1605 on: 22 September 2020, 02:48:55 pm »
We all know how this covid 19 is affecting so many different aspects of daily life for so many people, sex workers more then most as the risks are higher for us. Plus it's true it's not just about us catching it, it's the damage it could do to any vulnerable person we could pass it to without knowing. So also we can have a burden on our shoulders with this job and it can affect our mental health as much as the next person.

Ideal world i would love not to do this til we get a vaccine but we just end up in the red. 

 

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« Reply #1606 on: 22 September 2020, 02:49:15 pm »
Everyone has valid points in this, personally I think we need to find a way of living alongside it now because it’s not going anywhere! I’m aware I’m being very selfish here but I’m so over it, we need to put all our efforts into protecting the vulnerable and trundle on while being conscious, if we don’t there will be nothing left for anyone to live for anyway.

I havnt lost anyone to it though, if I had then no doubt I’d probably be jumping up and down with a ‘lockdown now’ placard somewhere  :-\ there are no right and wrongs in this.

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« Reply #1607 on: 22 September 2020, 03:13:08 pm »
And again, can we please keep it specific and sex work related? I'm pretty sure there will be at least one or two other places on the internet where somebody has brought this up :).
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« Reply #1608 on: 23 September 2020, 04:10:28 am »
I think for me the main point over probably the next six months is that if you continue to do physical meets, you need to be prepared a). to self-isolate as much as possible in other ways to compensate for shagging randoms, particularly from elderly parents, anyone with an autoimmune condition, diabetes etc., and b). to participate in track and trace if necessary (assuming any punter would give them your details...). And obviously try and get tested/not work if you have any symptoms yourself.
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« Reply #1609 on: 23 September 2020, 07:14:39 am »
I am not sure if clients will pass our number to track and trace.  If they were to ring me I wonder if they are number withheld in which case I have call blocker on ....

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« Reply #1610 on: 23 September 2020, 08:54:21 am »
I’ve been back part time and taking bookings for last 2 months but I think I will stop taking any new booking after the weekend

I have a civvie job i took at the start of lockdown in April so it’s not my only income stream

Think the 2nd wave will be worse and more restriction will be needed to try and keep the virus under some sort of control

We are all going to be in for a rough ride over the winter period

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« Reply #1611 on: 23 September 2020, 09:19:12 am »
I am surviving this period purely on regulars. Lots of them have been very kind and upped their bookings to two hours. The footfall of new clients and enquires is getting lower and lower. I’m saving every penny at the moment in case we get banned from seeing anyone from a. Different household. I’m a bit worried if I’m honest. The fact that they have asked everyone to work from home again and furlough coming to an end will definitely have a knock on effect.

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« Reply #1612 on: 23 September 2020, 02:19:37 pm »
I don't know about the next few months... but yesterdays announcement did had an impact, because of it I had a cancellation last night and another one this morning  >:(
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« Reply #1613 on: 23 September 2020, 02:24:17 pm »
I don't know about the next few months... but yesterdays announcement did had an impact, because of it I had a cancellation last night and another one this morning  >:(

People need to get used to the announcments again before accepting it i think, especially with paying for sex. They always need it so come back. It's just a roller coaster of not knowing what rules will be living by as changes all the time.

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« Reply #1614 on: 23 September 2020, 03:07:35 pm »
People need to get used to the announcments again before accepting it i think, especially with paying for sex. They always need it so come back. It's just a roller coaster of not knowing what rules will be living by as changes all the time.

I agree since I came back things have been generally slow with the exception of the odd good decent week, but every time there’s an announcement things slow down even more for a little while. I don’t have the luxury of regulars as I moved to one area just prior to lockdown and now don’t have a base.

Like many for whom this is the sole income I can’t afford to stay off for months on end. I took two months off initially and then financially had to come back seeing a limited number of guys, with service restrictions and increased expectations of hygiene on them and on my part.

The last couple of years my working has been limited by chronic pain issues so I was dammed by not only loss of earnings because of that but dammed again because this meant no entitlement to any money from HMRC.

Certainly a very worrying time for everyone. Regarding track and trace and clients giving out our numbers I think that’s possible yes but probable no. For the same reasons that most guys hide the fact that they see escorts from everyone.

Obviously that’s not great in terms of the spread of the virus. My gut feeling is sooner or later I will catch Covid from a client, it’s a numbers game. I have been asking clients who are unwell in any way or who have vulnerable family members not to visit me. On my part I have seen no one but clients as I have no family or friends near where I am at the moment

If I did catch it I would definitely tell any clients I’d seen in the previous week. Often that’s only been one client recently as it’s so slow. And obviously stop working.
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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #1615 on: 23 September 2020, 07:01:33 pm »
I started back working in May and been steadily busy but today is the quietest it has been for me. Thank god for regulars pre bookings, I’ve still made just under my usual but since going available this morning I’ve had 2 same day bookings which is really low for me, the phone has barely made a noise. Not sure if it’s the new rules or just a quiet day hoping for the latter 

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« Reply #1616 on: 23 September 2020, 07:12:36 pm »
The past week and a half has been ever so slow for me. August and the beginning of September were a dream.
I think it’s slowed due to restrictions in place in my area tbh.
On a second note, does anyone else get frustrated when clients tell them that it’s best to not look too available in this time? Or to work in this time?
As a student who has savings which are to be used on my studies, I just find it a bit irritating when clients expect WG’s to just stop working. I’ve registered for self-assessment, but as a new sex worker, I cannot receive a grant as I have never filed and paid taxes before due to not working.
I understand that morally it is not the best decision, but there are hardly any options for work anyway. A lot of my friends are unemployed, or on universal credit now that some of the furlough money has ended in hospitality jobs.

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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #1617 on: 23 September 2020, 07:16:54 pm »
On a second note, does anyone else get frustrated when clients tell them that it’s best to not look too available in this time? Or to work in this time?

Being 47 I'm rarely patronised to quite that degree, but if I could be bothered to respond beyond 'fuck off and mind your own business', I would try looking thrilled that they were offering to pay my rent and promise solemnly to stop working just as soon as they did :).
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Re: Coronavirus affecting bookings
« Reply #1618 on: 03 October 2020, 11:59:40 am »
Is anyone finding it slower in areas with the new Covid restrictions? I’m hoping it will pick up when people realise it’s the same just more restrictions.

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« Reply #1619 on: 03 October 2020, 12:32:32 pm »
Is anyone finding it slower in areas with the new Covid restrictions? I’m hoping it will pick up when people realise it’s the same just more restrictions.

It’s been very slow generally for me for months, I finally had a good week two weeks ago but the last two weeks I’ve been struggling. I think it’s notable that the whole time I have been near areas which have extra restrictions although my own area does not.

So I do think that local restrictions are having an effect even for neighbouring areas.
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