On Ageing In The Sex Industry (Part 1)


It is my birthday tomorrow. I am not normally the type of person to look back or to bemoan and complain my age but it is fair to say that as I get older I am starting to have a different perspective on age and ageing. Let us just head this off right now before I go any further. I am no longer young but I am not yet old and there in a nut shell, as they say, is the rub. Society is having to change as we all live longer with better health. People will remain an active part of society for longer. This new generation that I am a member of will not be satisfied with the “pipe and slippers” attitude of of parents and grandparents. Forty is the new thirty and all that is a well known phenomenon. But apart from looking younger longer, being fitter longer and just plain living longer, there are other aspects that most people, and society, have not thought through very well. If at all.
escort girl wearing very high heeled pink sparkly shoes

The downside I suppose is that most people will have to work into later life in order to support themselves so unless you have been careful and planned your retirement early or otherwise you are going to have to work longer. That applies to people in the sex industry in all its forms just as much as to the general population. There is a solid and growing market for mature escorts in all the major cities. Many older men clients do not like seeing a woman in her early twenties for paid for sex as it just feels creepy and inappropriate. There are exceptions of course. And in many ways Ibiza is one of them with the youth culture. But even there, perhaps unwittingly, men still have the same response. The most successful escort on Ibiza is actually forty this year, though she could easily pass for late twenties.

Society has not addressed how we are all going to have jobs to work later in, given the new skills required to compete in the job market and the fact that new young people will, obviously, continue to start work. The sex business is, as usual, ahead of mainstream society in seeing this trend and responding to it. The free market, it seems, will always notice and address everything before academics and politicians are even aware of it.

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