(Backstory: I have been invited to work at a legal brothel in Nevada this May. This blog post is in reference to this subject.)
Maybe you’ve seen it, maybe you haven’t yet. I created and posted my first ever gofundme to my twitter account. There is always a level of embarrassment in asking for money, especially for women both in and outside of sex work. Asking for investments in ones self is just plain uncomfortable.
I’d like to clarify my intentions and make my case using more characters than twitter allows.
There are many reasons people choose sex work. For me, I am and have always been in love with sex. From blossoming into my self, my body and my looks and throughout my early 20s, my passion with sex and intimacy has remained constant.
This is not my first time applying to a brothel. Six years ago, I voraciously cruised the ranches’ websites and took the required pictures. I never heard back and eventually got into working in Minnesota on my own. Sexwork here has been a great ride (pun intended) and while I strive to do my best for every client, sometimes doing the same thing in the same environment can cause one to feel stagnant.
Two months ago, my fire was rekindled and I applied to every single brothel in Nevada. Every. Single. One. While doing research, I noticed there were no women of my size on the ranch websites. Having not heard anything for over a month, I’d assumed I just wasn’t a good fit for a ranch. Thus it was a shock when I got a call from the Chicken Ranch outside of Vegas. I was officially invited to fly to Nevada and become part of the family for two weeks.
This is a work opportunity, yes. I do expect to make some amount of money during the two weeks. However, the opportunity and experience mean so, so much more to me.
To experience the relative safety of working in a brothel, to be able to talk openly about sex and not fear legal consequences... it’s difficult to articulate besides saying it’s my dream. It’s also a fantastic learning opportunity, as working in a brothel is not for everyone and, in fact, may not be for me. But it’s impossible to know without giving it a solid try.
I honestly do try to keep my rates reasonable in Minnesota. I want as many friendly faces to see me as is possible with their income. Yeah wealth is nice and comfortable, but that’s not where a lot of my clients are, and it’s not where I am. The expenses of this trip, while not too extravagant, are still a barrier.
In writing this, my goal is not to pressure or demand to be completely taken care of. It’s my request to be heard and seen. As a young woman with a passion, I want to offer an opportunity to recognize me for my passion. If this recognition comes in the form of $5 or $500, it means I’m being appreciated and supported in my goals.
If you’ve made it this far in my blog entry, congratulations! It’s almost over. In addition to hand-making thank you cards to everyone who donates, I am willing to offer free one-hour sessions to anyone local who donates $200 or more.
I hope I’ve been able to clearly express myself; thank you for reading :)
GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/get-abbi-to-nevada