While I was by no means ashamed of the work I was doing, I did have boundaries around who got “full access” to that knowledge, and my boyfriend’s parents definitely were on that list.Make sure to check in with your partner about how “out” she wants to be about her work before you go shouting it from the rooftops, even if it’s only because you’re so enamored of her.
The Internet abounds with similar stories and confessions: “I used to find queer guys on criagslist & grindr and make them pay me for sex,” reads one chilling Reddit post, from May 2013, “…
and I just tested positive for HIV.” Stories like this one, of course, highlight the need for more than just vigilant moderation on the part of social networks and dating sites; if the Internet has become “a virtual street for people in the sex industry,” then sex workers operating online arguably need the same protections that people on the street do: safe-sex education and health care, chief among them.
But in lieu of that kind of outreach, dating sites have little recourse besides the delete button.
Fake sex workers are everywhere on Tinder, according to a new report by the security firm Symantec.
What the report doesn’t mention: Real sex workers aren’t unheard of on dating sites, either.
Imagine you’re a doctor, and you’ve just gotten off a long, grueling shift.