There is hardly any other line of work where workers are exposed to so many risks- safety and health, and experience as much stigmatization as in the escort business. Each time an escort meets up with a client, they are putting their health and sometimes even their lives on the line. Often, no matter how careful you may have been, it is still possible to contract STD from a client who has it. Again, you may often encounter clients who will want to accuse you of infecting them with STDs, never minding how health-conscious you have been and the strict policies on condom use and the other safe practices you may have engaged in. This is almost inevitable, and therefore, it is essential for you to prepare yourself ahead for such eventuality.
Consider the following steps in handling allegations of such nature:
- Stay calm and confident, if you can. This is especially possible if you are confident the client did not get the STD from you but even if they did get it from you, remaining calm and collected while handling the issue at hand ensures that they are resolved amicably. Maintain eye contact and be firm in making your point, that the accusations are unfounded and damaging to your person, but try not to raise your voice or lose control.
- A better way to forestall issues like these from arising is to have strict policies about the use of protection and insist your clients abide by them. Always require they use condoms, when dates turn intimate, to protect themselves and you as well, from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). That way, you can confidently remind any client that accuses you of infecting them, of such policies which form the basis of your business relationship
- Share a current report of clean health. One of the benefits of going for periodic health checks is that, in addition to ensuring that you are in good health always, you can be confident you are not putting anybody else at risk. You build a reputation for yourself and therefore, can smoothly lay accusations of infecting your client with STD to rest as soon as they arise.
- Sometimes, even sharing your health report may not be convincing enough to your accuser. In that case, offer to get tested again. This should mean a lot to your client, as you are showing you are not afraid of anything and also, that you are willing to accept responsibility if it turns out the problem was actually from you.
- Calmly suggest other places your client may have gotten the STD. There are so many possibilities especially if your client is known to engage in intimate activities with so many other people also, even their spouses. So, chances are they may have picked the STD from somewhere else. Do not accept responsibility for what you did not do.