Sarah Greenmore wants to set the record straight about legal sex work.
Having worked in Nevada brothels for over 18 months, Sarah has penned an eye-opening post for Independent, urging readers to educate themselves about the realities of her job.
She says these are the five biggest misconceptions about what she does.
1. That sex work is lazy and easy.
"I can describe my job many ways, but never as easy," Sarah writes, adding that most shifts she works exceed 12 hours.
A typical working day isn't filled up with sexual encounters, either. Sarah is also responsible for the running of four social media accounts, two email addresses, posting on industry message boards, scheduling clients, meeting and negotiating prices with customers, writing essays and cleaning.
"Sex work is a physically intimate therapy session for most of our clients," Sarah says, adding that many sessions require a heavy load of "emotional labour".