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I'm 42, married and a sex worker

Nikki will this year celebrate — quite literally, since she loves her job — her 17th year as a sex worker (it's a term she and all the women in this story prefer, since "prostitute" has negative connotations).

Nikki is out and proud about her profession. Her whole family knows what she does. She's been taking money for sex since she was 23 years old. She's now 42 and she has no plans to retire any time soon.

"I used to own a hairdressing salon," Nikki says. "I wasn't making much money. I was doing tax returns to make extra. Then I got engaged and I was going to get married, but the guy I was engaged to had never had sex before. I was worried he might stray after we got married, so I sent him to see a local sex worker."

It worked out pretty well. One might say it worked out far too well because, the next thing Nikki knew, her fiancé was dating that sex worker on the side. Nikki marched down to the brothel and demanded to see the manager.

"She was as outraged as I was," Nikki says. "It's absolutely unprofessional! But anyway, we got talking and I really liked this woman — she was strong and confident, independent and really good fun."

The two women became friends. "We'd hang out together and, one Friday night, we were at her place watching videos and a call came in, two blokes wanting two girls."

Nikki's friend said, "Are you game?" and Nikki thought, "Why not?", and it was more pleasant than she expected.

"The two guys were quite young — definitely over age, but young — and their parents were home, so we had to sneak in and they were saying, 'Shhhh!' because they didn't want to wake their mum and dad," Nikki says.

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