Sex work comes with a lot of fringe perks: convenient hours, creative work uniforms, and basically having the coolest job on the planet. One of the lesser-known perks of sex work are the gifts we receive: the tokens of appreciation that the men that favor us hand out around the holidays. Most of the time we get the traditional pretty girl-type gifts. A box of chocolates. An austere piece of jewelry. Maybe a bottle of perfume.
Any veteran sex worker will tell you that he or she has also unwrapped something a little…peculiar. It’s true—we get a lot of weird gifts (it’s worth noting that weird isn’t necessarily synonymous with bad). We’ve learned over time how to gracefully accept some, shall we say, unconventional presents.
Our clients and customers try, they really do, to mixed results. Bless their hearts.
We wondered: What sort of oddities have our readers received?
What’s the most unusual present a client’s ever given you? #weirdsexworkergifts
— Tits and Sass (@titsandsass) November 30, 2013
— Blair (@districtlolita) December 1, 2013
Food is a reoccurring theme.
— Cathryn Berarobitch (@VSleazy) December 1, 2013
— Tushy Galore (@tushy_galore) December 1, 2013
A lacey pair of pantyhose and a mango. Gift wrapped. #weirdsexworkergifts
— Not Sienna (@stripparchist) December 1, 2013
— Axelle Vadnais (@AxelleVadnais) December 1, 2013
Drugs. Not bad.
@titsandsass the rest of his weed before he went to rehab the next day.
— Pepper Katz (@REPTAR_PORN) November 30, 2013
A silver crucifix necklace. Yes, with the Jesus figure on it. He had little diamond-chip eyes. #weirdsexworkergifts
— mistressmatisse (@mistressmatisse) November 30, 2013
Do not violate the Prime Directive.
I did get narwhal & 3 wolf moon t-shirts, but they were from my wishlist. #weirdsexworkergifts
— Queen Jolene (@jolenestarshine) November 30, 2013
It’s good that they considered the environment.
Hand-me-down business casual clothes two sizes to big, and hotel toiletries in a luxury shop bag. #weirdsexworkergifts
— Jacob (@Jacobb89) December 1, 2013
Uh, dead animals are also a reoccurring theme.
— mistressmatisse (@mistressmatisse) December 1, 2013
What are you hoping to find in your stocking for the holidays?