Prose & Loreis a literary journal published by the New York sex workers’ rights organization Red Umbrella Project. Memoir stories about sex work are collected in two issues per year (Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer). We at Tits and Sass have been following Prose and Lore since the journal began, and the fourth issue is even more fantastic than those that preceded it. Prose & Lore Issue 4 features 20 original, true stories about experiences in the sex trades, written by sex workers who were supported in writing their stories through Red Umbrella Project’s peer-led writing workshops in NYC and by mentor editors who worked with folks from outside of NYC. Contributors include new writers we have our eye on like Ava Talley and Leigh Alanna, our very own Tits and Sass co-editor Caty Simon and longtime Tits and Sass contributors Lori Adorable and Elle Stranger, Tits and Sass interview subject and harm reduction pioneer L. Synn Stern, and veteran Desiree Alliance activist Cris Sardina. Issue 4 came out on July 15th - order ebook or print copies directly through RedUP or enter to win one of five free copies on Goodreads. Interested in writing for the next issue? Details will be posted on this page and RedUP’s tumblr.
Here we feature an excerpt of the journal, the piece “Got Milk?” by Janet, about her experience working as a pregnancy fetish and lactation fetish provider during and after her pregnancy. Janet’s wry humor and honesty about finding a way to make bank as a single mom student escort who was terrified that getting knocked up would leave her unemployed had us cracking up through just about every paragraph. Janet was born and raised in New Jersey and has been a sex worker for 18 years, half her life. She started dancing at lock doors and strip clubs, but after getting tired of the dancing scene, she went on to work at various services as an escort in New York City and Northern New Jersey. She has traveled and worked escort services up and down the East Coast. She is currently working as an independent escort wherever it tickles her fancy.
I cannot believe that Eric would be so heartless about giving a vampire oriented sex worker an employment curtailing STD. She even says, “This is what I do for a living…I’ll lose my job.” I find it difficult to believe that this universe couldn’t have blood bags set aside for this problem, esp on a private jet, fer gods’ sakes. There’s just no reason for him to be slurping on someone’s femoral artery and infecting them besides the added edge. It also furthers the myth that people with STIs go about selfishly spreading them. And Eric is cruel in a very specific, unhaphhazard manner which I don’t think these new show runners get—he doesn’t go around dumping on marginalized groups, he’s just very opportunistic and unlikely to respect authority. Look at how he found Pam—he’s not the type to let injustice against the weak slide, and certainly not the sort to perpetuate it himself. Sick of this show’s assassination of its characters.
Wow, “Cannibal” really is the perfect song to listen to when getting ready for a call/for parasitically feeding off the lusts of the bourgeoise.
Why is she gonna see him next Tuesday? Are they in book club together?
Anonymous said: Would it be like a waste of an escorts time to just like, take her on a nice lesbian date where we get dressed up and we just go to a nice restaurant and eat and I just bitch about stuff for a while and then go home? Like I'm asexual, so I'm not into anything else, I just want a pretty girl to agree that my boss is a dick. Is that something I can hire an escort for?
That would be the best possible use of an escort’s time I can promise you that.
As long as you are not a monologue-ing blowhard, I’d LOVE a session like this
How bad is swallowing cherry pits for one?
like apple seeds, they have cyanogenic acid, so if you chewed them up, you could get quite sick or even die, theoretically. but if you swallow a couple whole, it shouldn’t be a problem. There seem to be a handful of cases where adults ingested between 20 and 40 chewed pits where they showed symptoms of poisoning, but there aren’t any fatalities (that aren’t from actually just choking on the pit) in the US in the last ten years.
Huh. Wow, I usually never bother to spit pits out at all, swallowing just as many as those cases you mention. Am going to be more circumspect (and paranoid) about this bowl.