Escorting in the time of COVID

2020 was a weird year. And one year on, the world still feels like it’s still stuck in this bizarre limbo. From jumping in and out of lockdowns, to scanning QR codes everywhere we go and always running back home for the mask, it’s safe to say there’s been a lot of change to the world as we know it over these past two years. Unsurprisingly, this change has affected our local sex industries as well.

As a sex worker in the pandemic, it’s become a necessity to adapt and make changes to old practices. Safety has become everyone’s number one concern, so previous ways of work may need adjusting to better suit the current climate. Fortunately, we have this wonderful, shiny thing called the internet. Moving your work online has never been easier, and there are plenty of ways to make a living by stretching your limits and making content.

Making the move to online

As a thriving online escort directory, Crimson Class offers a space for sex workers to advertise safely and efficiently. Complementing the world’s oldest industry with state-of-the-art tech, you’ll be able to place an ad at the click of a button, void of any unnecessary hassle or confusion. Independent escorts and agencies can list their services clear and concisely with their own online profile, and clients can browse through desired categories with flying ease.

Through a Crimson Class profile, you can spread your wings out to the world via virtual means, promoting services that are fundamentally COVID-compliant. But, what exactly would that kind of sex work look like? Services such as texting, video calls, and camming are just some of the ways you can connect with clients virtually. Many escorts have also moved to platforms such as OnlyFans, creating quality content from the comfort of their own homes. This service can be promoted through Crimson Class, too.

The COVID Conversation

Meeting your client in person may look a little different these days. It’s possible you are confronted with ‘the COVID conversation.’ This mainly surrounds the use of masks and COVID vaccination, whether you’re wanting to find out if a client is vaccinated or vice versa. With many different stances and opinions floating around, it can take a little extra finessing to navigate these situations. Fortunately, we have some handy tips for you.

First and foremost, it is important to respect another person’s decision-making. There has to be an equal amount of respect and equilibrium in order to feel safe around each other. When approaching the vaccination topic, ensure you are asking politely, and in a non-judgemental manner. For example; “I decided to get vaccinated and am fully vaccinated now — I would love to know your position.” It can be a good idea to ask for vaccination proof or vaccination results and also be open to getting a COVID test together.

So, what happens when your potential clients ask you first thing if you are vaccinated? How should you respond? Reply as you would want your clients to reply to you, keeping your demeanour friendly and approachable. If it’s a topic you wish to avoid, there are certain ways to work around it. For example, manoeuvre the conversation as you would around a service you might not offer, say anal play or kink. In this circumstance, you might say; “Sorry, but that’s not something I am comfortable with.” The same goes for ‘the COVID conversation.’

By having this safe space to chat and be open-minded, you will be able to better understand your clients, as well as the new vaccination protocol. The COVID world is new to each and every one of us; there’s no playbook of rules to follow. We can all benefit from being kind and understanding to one another in times like these.

Ultimately, the bottom line is that you see who you want to see, seeing those who are within your comfort zone. Never feel the pressure to climb out of your comfort zone purely for someone else. Respect yourself, respect your clients and take the appropriate steps to ensure you are informed in this new, ever-changing environment.