Sex text chat on computer
So I searched about for a few companies on the internet, sat a 'test' (basically responding in a 'sexy' manner to a few form questions), and got offered the job.
Probably more down to my ability to type quickly and accurately than any ability to be particularly sexy!
This underlines the difficulties for sex workers in organising and the ambivalent nature of state intervention, although it does point to new mainstream interest in the subject.
Research by Sophie Day has shown the diversity of approaches to self-organisation or legal reform amongst prostitutes.
Not just were we pretending to be other 'real' girls, but also oftentimes someone would text in again wanting to speak to a girl they had spoken with before.
The GMB, following its merger with the International Union of Sex Workers in 2002, has been trying to organise in the UK, and this was their first victory.
This month the government also announced moves to legalise brothels of up to three prostitutes working together, whilst stopping short of full decriminalisation of the sex industry and even promising new crackdowns on street prostitutes.
In the end with all this factored in, I was probably only making £3-4 an hour on average, and maybe £6 an hour if I was busy.
On slow days when there weren't many clients, I could be making less than £2 an hour.
With this in mind, spoke to Jack, a libertarian socialist who worked for a sex-texting company during 2005. The company did 'sex texting' - basically people would text sexual messages in to you (which you recieved on a computer, in a chat room type interface), and you would respond - the messages going directly to their mobiles.