Most mums-to-be keep working well into their pregnancies. So why should sex work be any different?
That’s the argument of one US sex worker who has been very vocal about continuing to work while pregnant.
Summer Sebastian, a 30-year-old legal prostitute, is three months pregnant and says she wants to keep working “right up to the day I pop”.
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“I want to make a statement that supports the right of a woman to choose… to work as a prostitute while pregnant,” Sebastian writes in a blog post on her employer’s website.
The mum-to-be, who works at Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Carson City, Nevada, says she did not plan this pregnancy with her 70-year-old boyfriend, but was “pleased to have the opportunity to expand my already amazing family”.
Sebastian is working to support herself while undertaking a master’s degree in forensic pathology and says she wasn’t about to let the pregnancy stop her from earning a living.
“I have less than four years left to accomplish my master’s degree in forensic pathology; in successfully becoming a medical examiner,” she says.