Being a Happy Hooker During The HoliGays

The holiday season is hard for us hookers. The client/provider dynamic is unique in that even though you share things with us you’ve never shared before, maybe experienced more joy and pleasure than you have with anyone else, despite all of that you have with us, at the end of the day when you go home, we’re your secret. Tucked into one compartment of your life--our time together is almost like a time warp. It reminds me of when I’d return to my childhood summer camp, many miles away from home, each summer. While you were gone, it wasn’t always on your mind, but when you returned, it was like you had never left. And that has beauty to it, and that’s the way it works, so no shame in that game at all. But I love my clients, and during the holidays they’ll inevitably be redirecting their time and money to their families. My first Christmas in the industry, this devastated me. Emotionally and financially, I wasn’t prepared.

But here’s the kicker. The guys who make New Year’s Resolutions. Yes, I’ve had long time clients dump me because their resolution was to be a “better person” (weird), and somehow that meant not attending to their own needs and happiness anymore. Having a relationship with a client whom you really cherished end over a newfound “morality” is frustrating. Thank you for allowing me to vent this. I’m very much known for being a Happy Hooker, but I feel a responsibility to share a multitude of moments. After all, even the Happiest of Happy Hookers are real, multidimensional people who happen to have very emotionally fulfilling and complex occupations.