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Amsterdam Prostitutes & Health.
Me: How often do you get tested for sexually transmitted diseases?
Felicia: I do everything safely, every time I take off the condom I check it if it is not broken. I check it when I go home and regularly with my personal doctor.
Me: But like few times a year or month?
Felicia: Not a few times a month, no. You actually have to wait more than a week to get your results. I heard stories before from other girls who say they check themselves everyday but you can’t. You have to wait for more than a week for the results so thats…
Mark: Thats really stupid, haha!
What If Your Boyfriend Would Get Into Prostitution?
Some years ago, male prostitutes stood in the window brothels as part of an experiment and promotion for the RLD.
Me: What if your fiance would also become a sex worker? Would you be okay with that?
Felicia: I don’t think he can do it!
Mark: …But the question is; if I would!?
Felicia: Yeah, but I know that he can’t. You know they did an experiment once, putting a couple of guys inside some window brothels. After a day those guys felt really bad because they couldn’t take the stress, waiting times or the jokes. You know, some people think everybody can do this job but it’s not really like that. I saw girls who just couldn’t do it. They can’t take the stress or just don’t have the patience for it.
Career of A Window Prostitute in the Netherlands.
Me: What’s the average time ladies spend working in a window brothel? One year, two years?
Felicia: Depends on how smart they are. And it also depends on what year you started because if you started a few years ago then the work was really good so you could save up a lot of money and stop. If you start to right now then I don’t know.
Felicia: I really don’t know. From when I started 6 years ago there aren’t that many left. A few came back.
Mark: I think the average duration is around 4 to 5 years if I remember correctly. It also makes kind of sense to me because there are some women that really work for a long time like 10 to 15 years and there are some girls who do it for 2 years. It’s really difficult to say.
Felicia: Pretty much about how smart you are. One of my best friends from Bulgaria decided to spend as little money as possible and save everything that she made. She worked for 4,5 years and she quit now.
Me: And whats your ambition? How long do you want to work here?
Felicia: Not for long, I started to get to the point where I feel like I can’t do it anymore.
Felicia: No it’s not that. There are days when its just not worth it anymore to do this job for the amount of money. You still make more money than when you do another job but it’s not as high as it should be or used to be.
Mark: You basically make two times average income, something like that?
Felicia: Before I was making like 50, 60 or even 70,000 a month and now you go down to 10,000.
Me: So, I don’t need to know exactly what you earn, but now you’re saying that you’re monthly income is less than 10,000 Euros?
Mark: I think it’s closer to 4000 or 5000. It went down a lot. Before she made many times more money than currently.
Felicia: So that’s why you start to get to the point where its not worth it anymore.
Dreams & Possibilities.
Me: And are you considering other things? A nine to five job or starting another business for yourself?
Felicia: I pretty much want to go back to my home country, I don’t want to stay in Amsterdam. Before I wanted to stay but these days not anymore. I’m starting to see a lot of things here that I don’t really like so I want to go home, and start something for myself over there.
Me: Do you already have an idea?
Felicia: It is really difficult. I would like to open my own gym for example but there are already so many gyms in my city it’s not really a good idea. I have to come up with something original.
Mark: I think every working girl has this idea of starting her own business. Start a beauty salon, start a hair salon, start a nail salon, haha.
Felicia: A beauty salon would be nice but I think I don’t have the patience to do that. I would have to go back to school to learn that and that is too much at this point.
Prostitution & Anonymity.
Me: I also wanted to know why you guys use a pseudonym on the internet? I get why Felicia uses a pseudonym but why does Mark use one?
Mark: Because my parents don’t know that my girlfriend does this kind of work. We talked about this for a long time. My parents are Dutch so you would suppose that they would be very open about this. But I talked with a lot of other sex workers and how they experience these things and we basically came to the conclusion that even though Dutch people think that we are very open people in reality, when it comes to sex work, we are not as open as we think.
Felicia: Not at all actually.
Mark: Yeah, we are actually pretty close minded. I’ve started to see more openness about sex workers in other countries than in Holland, really interesting.