Arousr.com recently delved into the topic of Internet sex workers and their open animosity towards their clientele in a new blog post, “Shut Up and Pay Me.”
Arousr Social Media Manager FemmeFatale wrote the piece as a means to inspire discussion about “bitter content creators who often treat customers like a walking ATM.”
“It… seems that the attitude most of these content creators (both women/men) uphold is that of the old guard. Also known as Stripper Logic… a train of thought that puts the performer in a hierarchy over their audience,” FemmeFatale wrote. “They are no longer just a performer there to fulfill the client’s needs in a business transaction. They are now somehow better than the audience that pays money to see them.”
She noted that “creators will find themselves overextending what their bodies can do or pushing their own physical boundaries just to make quick sales. The lack of planning, understanding of the adult industry as a whole, long-term strategy, and sometimes pure desperation for an ego boost, likes, and money all coagulate into a burnt-out performer before they have even hit their stride.”
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FemmeFatale continued, “The long-term solution to the ‘Shut up and pay me’ attitude, the ego, the thirst trap photos just for likes or in hopes of making a single sale for the day is to concentrate more on connection. The very thing most adult performers do not want to do is exactly what will keep them having a sustainable career for the long haul.”
“It’s not about getting tipped in the quickest amount of time possible by total strangers, getting subscribers, or shamelessly marketing yourself 24/7 on your social media pages,” she suggested. “It’s about having enough intellect, curiosity about sex/kink, and compassion for another human being in order to succeed. The long-term game we all need to be playing is empathy, regardless of what business you are in if you truly want to succeed.”
Read the article in full at Arousr.com/content/shut-up-and-pay-me.
Erika is a sex positive people watcher (and writer). Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.