As sexual health nurses we talk with many people who work in the escort industry. It is not really that important how your friends feel about you working as an escort but more important how you feel about it. It is important that you are comfortable doing this job and you take care of yourself while you are doing it.
As with many jobs there are certain things that you can do to protect yourself and reduce the risks related to it. Condoms can reduce the risks related to STIs and HIV and so using them is important to protect yourself and your clients. I would hope that the agency you are working for supplies you with condoms and also teaches you when and how to use them properly. Check out our page on Condoms for more information.
Another important part of working as an escort is to have regular STI and HIV testing. Condoms do a great job to reduce the risk of infection but they can fail so to take care of yourself and your clients get tested regularly. This is a requirement for many agencies.
There are lots of reasons why some people have a negative attitude towards working as an escort. It could be because of religious or culture beliefs or because they do not understand what an escort’s job is. If your friends do not think this is a good job for you, you could talk to them to find out why they feel this way. If they do not support you and your choice, it may be a good idea not to talk work while you are around them.
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