At the start of each week, we take a deep dive into Money Diaries in a variety of ways, from recurring articles to fresh pieces for the MD community. Today, we asked a legal sex worker in Nevada to track her money for an entire week — both what she spends and what she earns.
Legal Sex Worker Age: Mound House, NV Salary: I typically bring in mid-six figures. During tax season, many things for us are deductible — condoms, lube, massage oil, photo shoots, my computer, my cell phone, the cost to get my hair cut, makeup, etc. Varies, as I'm an independent contractor. My roommates are two cats, two dogs, and one pig. I pay for pet sitters on an as-needed basis. Paid in full as of this month! Other Monthly Expenses Transportation: I have two cats, two dogs, and a mini-pig.
I love spending my morning with them on my days off. After breakfast, we go for a walk around the block. I consider it an errand day, when I go grocery shopping and take care of what needs to be done. Today, I have a breakfast date with my coworker and best friend Roxanne Price. We live right next to each other and often go out to a local breakfast spot.
We talk about the work week, our cats, video games, etc. We switch off on who treats for breakfast; this week, it's my turn. Cue work-life crossover, where I notice a local client across the room. We exchange knowing smiles while we wait. I drive to Whole Foods in Reno, as it's the only shop that stocks everything I need.
I purchase a week's worth of groceries, including chicken breasts, salad mix, salmon, fruits, and assorted vegetables. One of my regulars is at the ranch looking to visit with me. I quickly toss the cold items into the fridge and head out the door. We exchange a hug and a kiss, then head back to my room to negotiate. I prepare some of the salmon I purchased earlier and decide to make this a working meal. I eat in front of my computer while I respond to email inquiries.
I only have so much time to watch television, so I carefully pick and choose shows to follow. Day Two 7 a. Many people assume we only take boudoir images, but some of my most popular pictures are of me out and about, living life! We start out taking photos of me in cute outfits on a bridge in a dress, and work our way around the park with various outfit changes. I spend my afternoon catching up on the online side of my business with website updates, emails, a new blog post, and more.
I grill chicken breasts for my meal, plus a few extras for the work week. I start my day with a big cup of coffee, and a round of morning exercise. Stretching, Pilates, and strength-building exercises to keep my body in tip-top shape. Breakfast is my workday usual: I usually put my makeup on before I head to work since my shift begins promptly at 9 a.
Today, I'm paying for a pet sitter. I check my emails while eating breakfast. We all run out of our rooms and down the hallways to the front parlor, where we stand in a line and introduce ourselves to the gentleman that has just walked in. This is called a lineup. The gentleman walks up to the lady of his choice, takes her by the hand, and they then "go on tour.
The ranch is much larger than it looks from the front, so people are often surprised by the size of the facility! We wrap up the tour and head back to my suite to negotiate. Here at the ranch, rather than "having sex," we say we are "having a party.
When we book a party at the ranch, I take the guest to the "Hooker Booker" office where the transaction takes place. The cashier handles the financial information — rather than the ladies — to protect our guests' information. There are several more bells during this time, but I'm not picked.
If she comes back positive for anything, the girl is unable to work. This is a normal exam week for me. This expense must be paid by the working ladies, and isn't covered by insurance. We go on tour, and negotiate a simple massage party. Part of our room and board cost includes food and use of the kitchen. We have hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs, pulled pork, steamed veggies, and cake for dessert. I drink another protein shake for dinner, tend to my animals, and tuck in.
Advertisement Daily Total Earned: I wake up early! Rather than working out this morning, I take my two dogs for a morning walk. This takes a bit longer, so I grab breakfast from Starbucks on my way to work. This is a couple from out of town that came by to tour the place. They don't seem interested in sex, so I focus on giving them a great tour of the property. We get visitors throughout the week who come by to see the place and are more interested in what we do here.
Each week, the ladies of the Bunny Ranch have a meeting with the staff to go over that week's performance, upcoming events, notes of interests, and more. I leave my room and take a seat in the parlor. This week, I am "Bunny of the Week" and receive a box of soap and bath accessories as my reward. I just got my photos back from the photographer and spend time sorting through the images and posting them on social media. I abandon my coffee and salad and head to lineup. GFE, or the Girlfriend Experience is my specialty.
During a GFE party, there is an element of romance and connection with the other person. Lots of kissing and cuddling — think of honeymoon sex. Very lovey dovey, just the way I like it. That online exposure can make or break your business. I head to bed around 11 p. He lives at the Bunny Ranch along with Dennis' mare, Cheyenne. The ranch has graciously cared for him alongside Cheyenne, which is a great work perk and a real money saver.
I have an appointment at 2 p. I go through emails, message board postings, and social media until my guest arrives. A common misconception is that the ranch is very formal — quite the opposite is true! You dress however you feel most comfortable, from jeans and a t-shirt to a suit. We negotiate, and he decides to join me, not just for dinner and a date, but also for the night!
On average, I do one to two overnights each month. We go for a walk in nearby Virginia City, then back to the ranch for intimate time together before dinner at Duke's.
On an outdate, the client typically covers any activities that we do, so he pays this time. I'll sometimes treat my regulars to a meal or buy us surprise show tickets, etc. This isn't standard for all the sex workers, but it's something that I choose to do to show my appreciation. Afterwards, we head to a local coffee shop to relax, chat, and people watch.
We head back to his hotel room for the night. My request was approved, so I head home rather than stay at work. She comes over to my place and we watch bad '80s zombie movies, drink wine, and enjoy a home-cooked meal. I take a Tums, and the discomfort persists. I opt to head home early and rest up, as I have several big appointments next week. I try ginger ale, toast, nothing. Each week, Dennis takes some of the ladies out to Chinese food on Sundays.
We relax, hang out, and just enjoy each other's company. I think about it but decide to pass this week. My stomach is hurting even more. Roxanne drives me to the ER and waits with me. The surgeon recommended that I not work for three to four weeks, so there go my big appointments.