Finished watching “Love For Sale” the documentary on sex work, this time it was about trying to understand the punters (aka purchasers).
The episodes shown a great deal more of sex workers with diverse fields, from dominatrix to a man (in the programme’s state) dressed as women to do online sex. A lot of them told many interesting tales, also pointed out the fact that people no matter how normal their front looked, always have a part within them that are not so normal afterall.
However I was alright with the programme until they get to the section of a counsellor hold a addiction meeting, while talking about paying for sex workers, the counsellor kept pouring out the ideas that are normally found in people who are anti-sex workers. Those words not just represented a huge misconception on the reality of sex workers, but also very sadly are the things that society generally understand about sex workers. It is also possible the oppression from society made sex worker community less interested in explaining the reality, or too many different realities spoken by different sex workers – therefore we just found it hard to work out who to believe.