My family knew what I was doing and I had applied to every company in town for a job. I had worked as a legal secretary, I had good references, and my CV was in circulation, and we had no food on the table. I did what I had to do. What makes me bitter is that my family knew we were struggling and yet they literally ignored us. Nataly believes it is time to live an honest life and to stop feeling guilty for having a secret. The truth is that men who go looking for prostitutes go because their wives are not giving them sex.
I was not a prostitute, but a substitute. My children know what I had done, and they encouraged me to write the book because they thought it would help me and also enlighten people. People can be very judgmental and I know this. People have been judging me since I was young for various things, and I no longer care because I am who I am. She now lives with her three adult children, and her granddaughter in a small two-room apartment.
But at least she has a job, and she can hold her head high and say that she earns honest money. But I will never be desperate enough to make a decision to be a prostitute. Others have it worse. They stand on the streets and they get mugged and beaten. So when people judge me, I think they should buy the book and read it. Then they should ask if they do anything to help those women, who are not doing prostitution because they love sex.
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She quit being a salesgirl and had been unemployed for a while. Since work was hard to come by for a high school graduate, she took it. The pay was good though, and that made her decide to stay in the business. A gathering of GROs is called a show-up. I am one of those. Her income allows her to buy food, as well as pay for her board and lodging, and other school fees. Sofia said she also spent on a new cellular phone, clothes and even shabu methamphetamine hydrochloride to keep her up all night.
She is more afraid of getting killed by her customers without any witnesses inside the hotel than dying of AIDS. What matters to her is to finish her studies so she could become a top lawyer and command the respect she has always wanted. The lure of fast bucks is one of the factors some student-sex workers quit school and make prostitution a career path.
One of them is year-old Miles, who decided to drop out because she believes that prostitution is the easiest way to help her mother and three siblings, as well as provide her wants and needs. Unlike Sofia, Miles does not work in a club but stays home and waits for a text message from customers on where and what time they will meet.
She uses her earnings to buy new cellular phones, trendy clothes, food and makeup. Asked if she was scared of catching the virus that causes AIDS, Miles said she was confident that she was healthy since she uses condoms for every sexual contact and has a regular checkup every three months. Although she had no plans of going back to school, Miles acknowledged that her chosen career would not last forever. Eventually, she would have to get a degree so she can get a decent job.
A gay escort named Toni, a fine arts student, confirmed that many students are sex workers. Toni, 22, offers sexual service to homosexual foreigners and gets P1, to P 2, per client.
He usually has two clients per night. He uses condoms, he said, because he is scared of getting AIDS. Toni had stopped going to school since he broke up with his boyfriend, a foreigner who paid for his tuition.
Now that he has saved some money, he plans to go back to school and get a degree. Annabelle Maglasang, guidance counselor of the University of the Philippines High School, said the escalating tuition has forced students to sell their bodies...