Updated October 09, When it comes to paying for sex in Australia, there's a demographic of buyers that is growing: women. Women are seeing sex workers to learn about their bodies, deal with stress or trauma and experiment in an environment they consider safe. Jocelyn says the sex worker helped her to feel "much lighter" and "clear out that stress in a way that conventional mental health practice probably never would have or would have cost me a lot more time and money". Which is not to discount that, when she's feeling "more up", Jocelyn also sees sex workers to "explore" or "have just outright pleasure, and just enjoy it".
Sex worker clients are increasingly women — and they're seeking more than pleasure
Five men and one woman tell Tracey Cox why using a sex worker is easy | Daily Mail Online
It was an amazing moment for both of us — but it was also my job, as a male escort, to make sure she left happy. Until eight years ago, I was happily working in London as a software engineer. Feeling inspired, in I decided to try running my own workshops with an author I knew who wrote sex books. I was so surprised, but delighted the session had encouraged her to try something new. I was more than happy to help and took her to a back room of the studio where the workshops were being held. Of course, I was more than aware not everyone would be onboard. Sadly my mum had died 13 years earlier, but I decided not to tell my father, who lives in my native Australia, or work colleagues.
Why More Women Are Paying for Sex Services
By Tracey Cox for MailOnline. Think you'd have to be unattractive and slightly desperate to pay for sex? Think again.
Previous research has documented how female sex buyers travel to destinations such as the Caribbean and Asia to purchase sex. Yet there is little research on women who buy sex in the UK, despite recent research on male clients. This study seeks to explore motivations and characteristics of women who purchase sex, who and where they buy sex from and to explore how physical and sexual safety are negotiated. The findings will contribute to growing an empirically grounded UK sex work research base and consider the place of female sex buyers in UK policy debates, which have increasingly targeted clients. We know very little about women who buy sexual services, despite the existence of online escort sites, strip clubs that cater for women, and international research that shows that women buy sex.