My husband and I have a long-term on-going relationship with an escort and all of this made perfect sense to me. At this point, she is very much like a girlfriend, in that we have that level of affection and intimacy. We’ve even started having some non-compensated time together in public from time to time because we like each other so much. And we always talk non-stop! Of course, we have no real-life pressures, so it’s always just perfection, but I know it makes her very happy as well.
I’m so glad that you wrote this. If more people can get a glimpse into what sex work can be, both for the client and the SW, then perhaps it can become less stigmatized.