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kate_x

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #75 on: 06 July 2020, 06:07:15 pm »
That’s why I’m way overthinking it. Once my prices are up there is no way I will bring them back down. My prices are set in stone, no discounts, no offers and definately no going back once Iv increased. I keep them solid so no one can say ‘oh but you were xx last week or this offer was on last month’

I’m thinking if I see 15 clients in a week that’s an extra £150 but if I lose more than 2 clients a week because of it then I’m worst off. Can you tell I’m not a gambler?  :)

My prices have been the same for 10 years and Iv never had time off so if they are going up then it needs to be now really.

I'm the same as you - my prices are the same as they were 10 years ago however I recently increased them and (touch wood) it's going fine. I've kept good regulars at the old price but anyone new or anyone I've seen before but not overly keen on (but not bad enough to not see again!) pay the new price.

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« Reply #76 on: 06 July 2020, 07:25:04 pm »
I think this might be where I will go wrong, mine would be a blanket increase, no exceptions  :-\

I’m going to try a day next week in a hotel that I think may be ok, Iv already got a great reg coming for an hour and I’d be happy with just one more in for my first day back so I might trial it out as it’s not an area I go to much.

Depending on how that goes, I might have another month to think it over if the hotel is a no no.

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #77 on: 13 July 2020, 09:49:41 am »
Hi,

Due to the recent pandemic and no working i've used all my savings so now need to return as unfortunely bills don't pay themselves.

I am being cautious as possible (washing bedding between clients, asking clients to shower or at least wash hands and to wear masks). This means I cant preform certain services such as DFK.

I am finding a lot of my customers are very unhappy to wear a mask as it takes away from the intimacy. I can understand this but I am also trying to remain safe.

So what I am asking is, those of you who are working currently how are you staying safe and what precautions are you taking? As in my area a lot aren't working (a few touring ladies but they have nothing on their profiles regarding masks/safety precautions).
Thing is its impossible to stay one/two metres apart and signs of Covid19 can take up to 14 days to show.

Any ideas on how to stay safe I would love to hear them because half of my clients think i'm a joke asking them to wear a mask as they can't have the full service they are paying for.

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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #78 on: 13 July 2020, 09:53:43 am »
Any ideas on how to stay safe I would love to hear them because half of my clients think i'm a joke asking them to wear a mask as they can't have the full service they are paying for.

Merged. As an aside, you do know that masks are to protect others and not yourself - if you have good reason to be very concerned about catching anything then a punter wearing a mask isn't likely to make that much difference when you're going to be in close proximity in a confined space for however long.

A lot of this has been covered above, and also on the main CV thread which will no doubt be close by - some people have worked throughout, some have been stopped for months and many have been just starting back in the last couple of weeks so there's plenty to go on :).
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Re: What, if anything will you change?
« Reply #79 on: 13 July 2020, 12:27:05 pm »
Hi,

Due to the recent pandemic and no working i've used all my savings so now need to return as unfortunely bills don't pay themselves.

I am being cautious as possible (washing bedding between clients, asking clients to shower or at least wash hands and to wear masks). This means I cant preform certain services such as DFK.

I am finding a lot of my customers are very unhappy to wear a mask as it takes away from the intimacy. I can understand this but I am also trying to remain safe.

So what I am asking is, those of you who are working currently how are you staying safe and what precautions are you taking? As in my area a lot aren't working (a few touring ladies but they have nothing on their profiles regarding masks/safety precautions).
Thing is its impossible to stay one/two metres apart and signs of Covid19 can take up to 14 days to show.

Any ideas on how to stay safe I would love to hear them because half of my clients think i'm a joke asking them to wear a mask as they can't have the full service they are paying for.

You have to weigh up the risks for yourself. Personally I’d never ask clients to mask up - however if they want to that’s fine with me.

I stayed off for two months and came back due to severe financial difficulties. I implemented enhanced measures around cleaning and so on. I’m seeing only one or two clients per week. I also insist every client showers which I feel is both more effective and more accepted by clients than insisting they wear masks throughout.

I dropped some services including kissing, as I worked in public health, and exchanging saliva increases the risk of any virus being transmitted.  I have found this puts off clients, yes.

But frankly if they don’t give a toss about my safety measures then they are not clients I want to see.

It is difficult though as these  prospective clients Timewasters insist that most escorts are not taking any precautions or making any restrictions to services. Obviously I take this with a pinch of salt but clearly a significant percentage are not.

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« Reply #80 on: 13 July 2020, 06:00:35 pm »
Iv bounced back in on my first day today and gone straight back to how I was pre pandemic. Offering all services I would usually including kissing.

If we’re going to catch it then we’re going to catch it. The only thing I am doing is wiping everything clients touch with anti bac afterwards but that’s only to protect my next client cause if the person who touched the doors had it then chances are il get it too, I’m also encouraging hours so I can see less.

Obviously I don’t want to catch it but i need some normality back and that far outweighs the risk for me.

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« Reply #81 on: 13 July 2020, 06:12:07 pm »
Most punters won't have any idea of the 'precautions' people are taking unless they're the extremely obvious ones; they don't see the extra cleaning and sanitising, they won't know how any of us are spacing bookings out or whether we're working lower volume than usual (or notice the windows being open in my case, say). So they're probably not the best people to ask :).

The only thing I am doing is wiping everything clients touch with anti bac afterwards but that’s only to protect my next client cause if the person who touched the doors had it then chances are il get it too

That's pretty much what I'm doing - I doubt I'll catch it again anyway, so I'm just trying to minimise as many opportunities for cross contamination as I can. I've either removed or covered up things that can't be washed or easily cleaned too which makes the bedroom a bit spartan, but it's a lot easier to keep tidy :D.

At the end of the day these are grown men who can assess the level of risk they're comfortable with in their individual circumstanceals and act accordingly. We can't do it for them, only for ourselves.
« Last Edit: 13 July 2020, 06:14:57 pm by amy »
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« Reply #82 on: 13 July 2020, 07:10:36 pm »
So I assume some people have worked through lockdown and others are getting back to work recently.
Just wondering how you've minimised risk as I'm thinking of going back this week.




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« Reply #83 on: 13 July 2020, 07:12:53 pm »
Merged (again), since a lot of people have already answered (and in the general thread too, which won't be far away).

So I assume some people have worked through lockdown and others are getting back to work recently.
Just wondering how you've minimised risk as I'm thinking of going back this week.

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« Reply #84 on: 14 July 2020, 11:18:10 am »
Hi everyone, I'm going back to work next week and I'm after tips on how to stay safe from Covid.
How are people managing?

Any advice greatly appreciated x

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« Reply #85 on: 14 July 2020, 11:55:43 am »
 

I feel for you C C trying to work as safe as you can and any other industry you would have to wear a face mask like visting barbers, Hairdressers, beauty salon and protecting themselves and there clients.

Unfortunately this industry is something that clients never expect to play by the rules of rest of the world. Most sex workers will not insist on wearing face masks and if a lot are still offering kissing you are fighting a losing battle as the clients will just go to them.

I feel sad a lot of the time that too much is expected from clients and they think we should break the rules for them and if we do not we get less work and have to wait for the small percentage of decent clients that understand the concerns and accept it.

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« Reply #86 on: 14 July 2020, 01:20:48 pm »
This has long been the case though, clients not caring two hoots for their health or ours. Look at the amount that push for bb or attempt it, the consequences of which could be far worse than Covid. Many men really do just think with their dicks and nothing gets in the way!

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« Reply #87 on: 14 July 2020, 02:09:18 pm »
I've always taken extra precautions. As standard practise I use hydrogen peroxide 6% as a mouthwash (as I offer owo). I also use disinfectant spray all over the bedroom before and after each client as well as changing the cover, and if they manage to cum on me I will use baby wipes and hand sanizter (can't spell sorry) and then shower when they leave. I also use gloves for anal play and put condoms on toys.

I will deffo look into a towel over the pillows as I sleep in the same bed I work in (I change the sheets).

But just seeing as all other industries are using face masks and now the rules have changed so you must wear them in shops to.

I have had work and most are happy to wear the mask but aren't happy that I am not able to offer full services (DFK/69 etc).

It's so confusing knowing whats best to do. My regular clients won't see me as they don't want to wear masks and insist on full services.

But I do think your all right in saying if we are gonna catch it then not much else we can do, I mean this virus has been around for a while now.

I've also noticed a fair increase in messers and no shows as well.

I'm so glad for this forum though as i've learnt a lot from you lovely ladies.

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« Reply #88 on: 14 July 2020, 02:19:42 pm »
I will deffo look into a towel over the pillows as I sleep in the same bed I work in (I change the sheets).

I sleep at my work flat bed during the week too CC - I have separate pillows for work and they have zip up pillow protectors over them/under the pillowcases which can be washed; they're just cheap from Argos but it means that all my bedding can be kept well out of the way :).

This has long been the case though, clients not caring two hoots for their health or ours. Look at the amount that push for bb or attempt it, the consequences of which could be far worse than Covid. Many men really do just think with their dicks and nothing gets in the way!

But nobody is obliged to be concerned about their physical health? It isn't some shining star of virtue to make a big show of and it's none of anybody else's business; there certainly isn't any reason on earth why they should take any responsibility for ours.

If somebody doesn't give a fuck then that's up to them and all we can do is decide on their own acceptable level of risk and act accordingly - we all do this when we decide how we'll work and which services we'll offer, including whether we work at all. And none of it makes either us or punters any more or less 'decent' any more than smoking, drinking alcohol or eating steak do; my customers are perfectly decent people or they wouldn't be my customers.
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« Reply #89 on: 14 July 2020, 02:23:20 pm »
I know i think it has always been the case for us. We always get treated differently. I have had enquires recently some asking can i just confirm i will get proper kissing as some not doing it or out right refusing to over this CV i even had exclamation marks on the end of there message. There attitude is shocking so i blocked those ones as i can see those types being a problem in a booking anyway.

I am not offering kissing anyway if i work. My choice i know there is a risk if we are servicing them and they have CV we could easily catch it but if i offer them kissing then i guarantee i will catch it if they have it. I will try to change to other positions to and avoid missionary.

I feel on edge in general and vetting is crucial but even then they could seem nice on phone but turn horrible in a booking.