That was an insightful interview. I'll see if I can try and contact the person directly.
, I wish it were that simple for me. I have a certain "bad luck" phobia-- as someone pointed out, it's illegal in the USA, except for a handful of cities/counties. 1) I don't live in any of those USA zones where the rules are looser. Actually, the closest would be driving a short distance to Ontario, Canada-- but certain national laws have changed there recently-
Pr*stituti*n in Canada was traditionally legal as there were no laws prohibiting the exchange of sex for money or other consideration. On 20 December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada
found the laws prohibiting brothels
, public communication for the purpose of prostitution, and living on the profits of prostitution to be unconstitutional. The ruling gave the Canadian parliament
12 months to rewrite the prostitution laws with a stay of effect so that the current laws remain in force.
Amending legislation came into effect on 6 December 2014, which made the purchase of sexual services illegal, along the line of the Swedish Model
While the prohibition of the activities surrounding the sex trade
makes it difficult to practice prostitution without breaking any law, the act of exchanging sex for money has never been illegal in Canada
, a situation which has created and continues to create confusion and controversy. The prostitution laws have been largely unchanged since the early 19th century despite frequent commissions, studies and constitutional challenges since the introduction of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
There is a general agreement that the status quo
of prostitution in Canada is problematic, but there is no consensus on what should be done.
There is an ideological
disagreement between those who want to see prostitution eliminated (prohibitionism), generally because they view it either as an exploitative or unacceptable part of society, and those who view prostitution as a transaction between consenting adults and advocate decriminalisation
. The term "sex work" is used interchangeably with "prostitution" in this article, in accordance with the World Health Organisation (WHO 2001; WHO 2005) and the United Nations (UN 2006; UNAIDS 2002).
However the Conservative majority Government of Canada is committed to a prohibitionist position, as laid out in its new legislation introduced in 2014.
In any case- travel costs money (e.g., Nevada, or especially Netherlands/Scandinavia). The "entertainment" costs money (e.g., $200 - $500, etc.), especially for (relatively) mainstream "talent services". I can scarcely pay my $300 a month auto insurance bill (yes, that much; people who live in my city get jammed regularly on insurance rates, but that's a rant for another day.) With me being cut down to a 20-hour work week, I'm having more trouble juggling bills and that's contributing to my anxiety.
I also have a "bad luck" phobia: I imagine myself having the boldness to go ahead and seek out an "entertainment consultant". Only, at some point along the way some kind of unforeseen disaster strikes, especially from my amateur-level lack of vetting savvy:
- she turns out to be super-pushy/rushed,
- she tries to jack up the $$ on-site (different from whatever was posted/verbal),
- not that attractive (especially for my "first time"? Ah, geeez...),
- she turns out to be law-*nforc*m*nt (I'm allergic to jail)
- she turns out to be a mugger (possibly with a male partner),
- is an active drug addict ("hey, do you want to try??" Hell, no.)
- or something else I hadn't thought of.
As it stands, I'd want to go see a therapist, but I got jammed in applying for a low-income service; an alternative clinic/service is connected to a University that is, well, out of business for the Christmas holiday
, so I can't even think about approaching them yet.
So, the battle to find additional, new and better work continues. If I can finally get to a therapist, I plan on venting a hell of a lot, and I hope that I'm taken seriously.
The XMas/New Year's holiday is hard on me because of the awareness of couples and dating/hookups that happen. I still want to go to some kind of special New Year's Event, that's not too expensive.