Obviously, but that's not what I'm talking about. Lots of people do sex work voluntarily and enjoy it. I know several of them, and if that's what they want to do with their life and their body, they should have the opportunity to do so - legally and without being shamed, particularly by those calling themselves feminists.

I know a man who left his good computer job at a well known company so that he could be a professional companion instead. He likes the freedom, meeting and connecting with people, helping them to feel cared about and accepted. His girlfriend also does this kind of work, and they are happy with their lives. Why should you or I get any say in that? We shouldn't. They ought to be able to make their own choices and live the way that they want to, which is not hurting anyone else and in fact, is often bringing something of benefit - to people with disabilities, insecurities, people who just want to be seen and listened to, etc. It's not all that, of course, but it certainly is a part of that world. If people want to do that with their lives, they should be able to without interference.

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