To the outside eye, my life is hilarious. I realize this. I earn my living selling vibrators and teaching strangers how to suck cock, and I spend more and more time these days taking my clothes off on stage. Although none of these tasks require the use of my own sexual skills, I do feel that at this point I fall into the category of sex work, to a certain degree. And I am okay with this.
I am not ashamed of any of the work that I do, whether it be my art or my job. If a new face asks me the age old question "what do you do?" I will tell them I am a sex educator without even blinking. It's a loaded subject, so it's best to get it out now instead of dropping the bomb on them later on, right? As you may imagine, though, this inspires some pretty predictable pickup lines which have become extremely grating on my soul.
I know it's hard, but I must ask a serious favor of everyone:
STOP ASKING ME FOR PRIVATE LESSONS AND SHOWS!
I know that it's absolutely hysterical for you, but it stopped amusing me about two years ago. I mentioned a while back how I was sick of doing things for free, and I think it deserves revisiting. Whether it's a workshop or a burlesque show, these are things that I do for a paycheck. Therefore it only makes sense that I should be paid for the time I put into it, whether in public or in private.
Please note: I am NOT whoring myself out. I am NOT advertising that I am available for one-on-one sex workshops or burlesque performances. I am not interested in that. I am only trying to clarify that the things I do, I take very seriously, and that if you want to truly experience them, than you will need to show your face and cough up the cash, because I am not about to work for free on my days off.
All I ask is that you take my work seriously as well, and stop masquerading your sexual interest as a work opportunity for me. If you want to get naked with me, and I want to get naked with you, then we shall have a splendid naked time together. Just stop trying to pretend I'm working when I'm not on the clock.