I don't always keep replying in a thread. I put my points and so did you. This post was more about why WGs receive less respect than others. Not all are exposing themselves to a higher risk of disease than many 'civilians' do on repeated nights out. Covered services are relatively risk free; working in a safe environment such as a good establishment can greatly reduce the risk of violence; many people have employment 'black holes' due to unemployment or travelling. Relationships I agree may be complex but so are many 'civilian' ones. I still think it's just a question of perception - the general public look down on those who sell sex. My other point is, where is the line drawn - a page three girl, actress doing a sex scene, porn star etc?
Everybody has their own opinion on where to draw the line, but when the number of people drawing the line and placing the job/act/behaviour in a negative light reaches a critical point it becomes very undesirable. In between it's a spectrum.
Just because it's your opinion, Steve, that selling your body for sex is fine, doesn't change the fact that many don't think it's fine. That is very unlikely to change. As such, the job remains undesirable and I for one would strongly discourage a relative/partner from doing it. The negative stigma is far too great, whether you think that's right or not.
Yes, other people expose themselves to risk on nights out/one night stands etcetera, but how many are doing it every night and with multiple partners, thus truly equating with your average prossie. And I suggest that that sort of behaviour in a civilian would lose them a lot of respect and be discouraged. Covered services are less risky than uncovered, of course, but they still have a failure rate. Fuck more people, increase your risk.
Working in a good establishment may reduce your risk, but not to zero. I also don't know what percentage of prossies work like this, but I imagine it's far from the majority.
The majority of men, certainly in the general public, would never date an active prossie and many wouldn't want a long-term relationship with an ex-prossie. There are few behaviours that have such a negative impact on relationships, even though I agree other issues can complicate one.