Dating a sex worker
So much so that they would regularly come in for an opportunity to get off campus and watch the lithe Russian women bend and twirl, applauding the loudest whenever I'd take the stage. One night, my roommate surprised me by bringing a group of guys from school whom I'd never met before.
I didn't know she was hoping to take one of them home - a tall, freckled boy with a chiseled jaw and piercing blue eyes - and before she could make her move, Sam and I locked eyes while I executed a pretty flawless inverted pole trick. Despite my roommate's grumblings, the next three months of my life involved seeing a lot of Sam.
“[The] men I have dated would not be out [in public] with me and they were mostly my clients. I have never found comfort in the arms of a man because they considered me as worthless. The following year, the relationship moved to the next level and Thamae began showing intentions of asking for Rantsi’s hand in marriage.One of the most difficult things about being a sex worker is finding a romantic partner. For disadvantaged people social stigma and discrimination are often intertwined with their daily lives.Sometimes, people who date sex workers are concerned about their health and the risk of contracting infections, explains Liteboho Rantsi*.Intimacy for us was chilling together, affection and talking."Our sex life was fun and enjoyable for both of us.Due to trauma suffered by Rantsi while operating as a sex worker, she attends trauma counselling sessions arranged for her by the love of her life. IF you've ever wondered what it would be like to date a sex worker, then a group of men who do just that have answered all your questions for you.Rantsi is no longer a sex worker, she now owns a small business. He’d never dated a sex worker but for him love is love, no matter what a person does.“When I met her, I just knew she was the one,”he said, with a big smile on his face.Thamae works in the mines and contributes to her needs. When Thamae learnt how she made an income he did not try to force his girlfriend to leave her job.Rantsi, who has been a sex worker for three years narrates the ordeal that lead to her meeting the love of her life two years ago.Sex work has long been criticised and stigmatised in our society and it has never been regarded as a serious profession.