AIBU to think you might consider prostitution if you are on the your your arse knees?

(91 Posts)
ElfBabies Thu 06-Dec-12 22:59:26

I have been skint properly skint and have thought about 'selling my body'

Lucky I have never got to that place, but if I ever do would I be wrong and dirty for doing so or sensible and clever for securing an income?

thenightsky Thu 06-Dec-12 23:02:16

I've been so skint it has crossed my mind too. I also thought about growing cannabis for sale.

I did neither in the end.

As for wrong and dirty -vs- sensible and clever, I'd say neither of those. More like desperate and sad sad

ErikNorseman Thu 06-Dec-12 23:02:52

You'd be desperate and exploited, and likely very unhappy.
We have the benefits system to make sure everyone can at least keep body and soul together. I can't think of any other reason to go into sex work other than my child starving - which would never need to happen.

lovebunny Thu 06-Dec-12 23:03:41

nobody would want my body. or if they did, i'd find them so weird i wouldn't want them near me.

WorraLorraTurkey Thu 06-Dec-12 23:03:56

It depends on too many other things really.

If you turned down a minimum wage cleaning job in favour of prostitution that would be different to actually starving and not being able to get to a food bank for example.

If I literally had to do it to keep myself and my kids alive then I would...but other than that I wouldn't.

Having said that, there are people choose prostitution with no qualms at all...and others who think they can handle it but end up mentally fucked up for life.

I'm not sure 'sensible' or 'clever' really come into it.

LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 23:03:58

What erik said.

IMO the people who are 'wrong' are those who pay for sex.

ErikNorseman Thu 06-Dec-12 23:04:01

I'd have no issue with growing cannabis though, except I'd be unemployable if I got caught and kill any plant I go near

ElfBabies Thu 06-Dec-12 23:07:03

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SantaIAmSoFuckingRock Thu 06-Dec-12 23:07:14

you'd be massively at risk is what you'd be. i hope you never feel you have to.

Joiningthegang Thu 06-Dec-12 23:07:30

During dark times lots of people will consider lots of things they will never actually do - running away, suicide, shoplifting - to name a few

WorraLorraTurkey Thu 06-Dec-12 23:07:46

In order to grow cannabis you'd have to have a lot of money to lay out for electric...so that's probably not an option to anyone who's really skint.

WorraLorraTurkey Thu 06-Dec-12 23:08:57

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CrispyHedgehog Thu 06-Dec-12 23:10:10

Thought about it but I think I'd only appeal to weird fetishes so nah. Too gutless

Morloth Thu 06-Dec-12 23:12:36

I would if I had too. Where the line of 'had too' is I am not sure, thankfully I have never gotten there.

honeytea Thu 06-Dec-12 23:14:29

I thought about doing phone sex line chatting, but I couldn't physically have sex with someone for money I just couldn't.

CindySherman Thu 06-Dec-12 23:15:19

If I did it my DD would have a broken person as a Mum.

I truly think it would break me.

Bessie123 Thu 06-Dec-12 23:15:54

What are arse knees?

ErikNorseman Thu 06-Dec-12 23:16:33

'Raped'? Don't talk like a twat.
The benefits system is sufficient to meet the basic requirements for survival.

SinisterBuggyMonth Thu 06-Dec-12 23:16:57

before ds, when I was younger, I might consider it, if utterly desperate. Now, not. Alot of people are saying they would do it if their DCs were starving, however you would be putting yourself in an potentially dangerous situation, where your DCs could loose a parent forever. Its such a risk for me it would have to be last last resort.

LRDtheFeministDude Thu 06-Dec-12 23:17:43

That's a horrible inappropriate way to put it elf.

Monty27 Thu 06-Dec-12 23:19:11

Erik, have you tried it lately? shock

I'd rather chew my own leg than prostitute myself.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Thu 06-Dec-12 23:20:34

I've thought about it, my friends auntie has 3 regular clients, lives in a lovely house with very very naice expensive clothes and furniture, sends her dc to private school and drives a Audi TT. I've thought about escorting and pole dancing to when I've been really really on my ass but when it comes down to it I didn't need all those extras enough to sell my body. I would if my dc were starving and I couldn't pay the rent but I couldn't just because I want nicer clothes.

quesadilla Thu 06-Dec-12 23:47:32

I could do it if I was guaranteed to avoid the worst things that happen to prostitutes (like being beaten and raped) and it was regulated. I could imagine a Dutch-style regulated brothel would be somewhere I could probably just about stomach. Street sex would just be too scary. Wouldn't be a great way to make a living but probably would choose that over a sub minimum wage job stuffing sandwiches on an assembly line....

IneedAsockamnesty Thu 06-Dec-12 23:50:42

I would consider it but I reckon people may expect me to pay them

ElfBabies Thu 06-Dec-12 23:53:08

*
Are you saying you wouldn't be entitled to any benefits if you needed them to keep a roof over your head and food in the cupboard?*

errm no ......

It's just all getting a bit Dickension ....I have recently been 'awareded DLA ' but can I just say there are loads of people who have been refused benefits which is wrong...........our fathers and grandfathers went to war to make sure the 'less infranchised were taken care off

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