In Good Company: The Escort's Guide [Secure eReader]
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eBook by Kay Good
eBook Category: General Nonfiction/General Nonfiction
eBook Description: It may be the oldest profession, but it doesn't have to be the worst. In this groundbreaking guide for both complete beginners and seasoned professionals, industry insider Kay Good explains how to make sex-work work for you.
eBook Publisher: Vision Paperbacks/Vision Paperbacks
Fictionwise Release Date: November 2006
In Good Company is primarily a guide to escorting. It is designed to answer every question that might occur to anyone thinking of escorting, anyone currently struggling with more ?difficult? forms of prostitution and even just the curious. It covers everything from getting started, finding the right agency, clients, money, relationships, current social attitudes, the practical day-to-day realities, the law, media, other forms of sex work and working as an independent. Second, self-respect is a theme that comes up many times in this book because it is so important to have it, whatever you do in your life. Without self-respect the world will exploit and use you. With it you can do almost anything. In Good Company is an affirmation to all women that we have the right to do what we want with our bodies and our lives. Third, it contains a section that should be read by all men wishing to use the services of an escort which sets out in very plain language how one goes about finding, hiring and treating escorts. Finally, there is a comprehensive resources section at the end listing help and support services in most of the cities mentioned in this book. Many people, a lot of them women, have written about sex, sexuality and the sex industry. From pornography to feminism,
from the internet to women?s magazines, we have been bombarded with what we should think, feel and be. Make up your own mind. The contributions and case studies
in this book are all true. Some are humorous. Some are horrific. They were all written by real women, and one or two men, from their own real life experiences ? all I have done is correct the grammar (where it was appropriate), clean up the spelling and change the identities. Because these contributions are real they are worth taking seriously. The advice that they and I give comes from cumulative years of experience. I have dipped in and out of the adult industries most of my working life, in one form or another. As an 18-year-old new arrival in London with no money, after being contacted by an acquaintance in the Australian television industry who pointed out that I could solve a few of my current problems in this way, I ?worked? the hotel bars. I didn't do it for long ? for about three to five months ? as I was in love, but it did sort out some of the tight economic scrapes I found myself in. Throughout my twenties I was a glamour model. When I was in my twenties and early thirties I did text and phone sex to supplement my income. In my late thirties I went to work in a dungeon, ran someone else?s escort agency and met lots and lots of sex workers. I became appalled by the stories of women who had suffered corruption,
exploitation and abuse. I realised the way to promote change was to create a different working example. With the backing of other sex workers GoodGrrls came into being. It is an escort agency designed, cultivated and promoted on the basis of intelligent women making intelligent choices and interacting on a business level with intelligent men without violence or coercion.