Today we are going to discuss the magic “PrEP” and its own advantages and disadvantages. How it has an impact on us as escorts and why you should still practice protected sex?
We most of us know, what is PrEP. So my intention is not to teach on this blog post how to use a condom. And my purpose is not explaining when you should take your Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication. Instead, I intend to give you some insights. Or ideas about why we still don’t accept unprotected sex even if you take your medicine.
Let’s be honest: We are on a higher risk than anyone else
I usually don’t ask personal questions from my clients or ask them if they are HIV negative or positive. However, there are times when clients are demanding from me to have unprotected sex. That includes have sex with someone who is taking PrEP. We escorts are used in our everyday work to have a lot of intimated contact with various people, without knowing their STD status, health condition, and so on. That’s why we are also at higher risk than probably people who are working their offices or on constructions. Health is an essential topic for us. Therefore we want to make sure that our clients will understand that as well.
So what is PrEP?
First, before we go into a topic and discuss how it impacts us as a “sex-workers” and companions, I want to add an article of PrEP as information to understand its advantages.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is when people at very high risk for HIV take HIV medicines daily to lower their chances of getting infected. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. It is highly effective for preventing HIV if used as prescribed, but it is much less effective when not taken consistently.Source: https://www.cdc.gov/
Daily PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. Among people who inject drugs, it reduces the risk by more than 70%. Your risk of getting HIV from sex can be even lower if you combine PrEP with condoms and other prevention methods.
So as we see in this well-described article what PrEP does do in your body and why it is good, we can have a good understanding of the purpose of PrEP — but now talking about other diseases such as chlamydia, genital warts, gonorrhea and so on. We know that they are not the diseases you can prevent by using a PrEP. You may avoid by getting HIV if you are taking PrEP as described, but you will not get protected by getting other sexually transmitted diseases. So why I am pointing this out?
Treatment from other STDs are not worth the business we make
You can get easily other diseases if your sexual behavior loses control over PrEP. We escorts who are passed the government issued medical examination, we are well informed about the warnings that are caused by not taking care of the sexual health. And about not using a condom. PrEP should (and always should only) be the backup option not to get infected to HIV. But it should not be the reason for lousy behavior sex, especially if it comes up that you book an escort. As I mentioned in my previous statement, we deal with various clients every day. And most of our clients, needless to say, are not even informed about STDs. Getting any STD will lead us to a treatment that can also harm our body and bloodstream, causing a lot of pain and money investigations. Honestly, we don’t want and need that disadvantage in our business.
Going even further, I will not allow nowadays from our clients to swallow cum or get cum in my mouth and/or face because micro-wounds in our mouth can easily be a good source for STDs to enter our bloodstream.
So my conclusion is the following: don’t book an escort to have unprotected sex. And don’t have unprotected sex in any manner, even if you are using a PrEP. If you take PrEP, make sure you are following the prescription and taking it regularly. Many of my friends and clients have asked: do I take PrEP? The answer is NO. Not because I am against the people who are taking it. I try as less as possible to prevent any chemical from entering my body. Every medication has its disadvantages and symptoms for your health. But of course, I will not promote that people who are doing PrEP, are somehow doing something wrong. It’s their own decision whether they want to take PrEP or not. But don’t forget that safety should be still the priority for everyone, moreover to a sex-worker.
Why safe sex still matters, even if you’re on PrEP?
I want to wrap up this article by pointing out to one of my favorite items so far: “Why safe sex still matters, even if you’re on PrEP.” And there are some reasons which you might want to read.
1. PrEP doesn’t prevent other STDs.
[…] “Condoms can be helpful, but they’re not the only option. “Those on PrEP who don’t use condoms consistently can reduce their risk through other means, such as not combining sex with drugs or alcohol and reducing their number of sexual partners,” says Amy Stulman, a provider in Washington D.C. ” […]
2. STDs are becoming resistant to antibiotics.
Contracting an STD isn’t the end of the world, but repeated infections and treatments do pose risks. “Fortunately gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis can be treated with antibiotics, but some of these infections can cause complications,” Stulman says. “And antibiotics themselves aren’t without harms.” Just like all medications, antibiotics carry the risk of side effects, and they aren’t meant to be taken repeatedly. […]
3. PrEP isn’t foolproof.
PrEP is promising but not a surefire solution. To be maximally effective, it must be taken every day and it requires consistent screening and follow-up. […]
If you have any comments, feel free to post them below on this blog post. I wish you, everyone, smart decisions, and safe sex, whether it is with escorts, with your partner on with anyone else!