LAST EDITED ON 30-Sep-13 AT 08:28 AM (PST)
There is only an inherent contradiction if you follow your religion of choice in its most fundamentalist doctrine.
The happiest, most "centered" sex workers realize that they are spiritual beings having a human experience - and not human beings seeking a spiritual experience.
With this in mind, one approaches sex work, love and life's lessons much differently than someone hemmed in by dogmatic belief systems.
Personally, I am probably one of the most theologically liberal Christians you'll ever meet but that is because I have studied the collective essays compiled into our current versions of the Christian Bible, many of the writings that were both left out AND added by The Church (over the course of centuries), different translations of The Bible, The Metaphysical Bible (to study its symbology), our own world religions (there are a little over 500 in practice today) and so much more.
I see what I provide (to the clientele who seek out my particular services) as healing and therapeutic on many levels - rather than "sinful" in nature.
This outlook also has a positive affect on how sex workers view themselves...because rather than struggling to function on a daily basis -awash in shame and guilt - looking for substances to mask those unpleasant feelings...Sex workers can look upon their daily lives with a joyful, happy spirit instead.
I work clean & sober and know many other sex workers who happily do as well.
I can't tell you what a huge difference pragmatic study and positive perception can have on our experience here in this world - no matter what activity you engage in or what vocation you choose.
Lastly, one of Jesus' most beloved human beings - closest to him - was Mary Magdaline. Contrary to the fundamentalist Christian doctrine, there are ancient Aramaic writings (left out of The King James version) that suggest Jesus & Mary had children.
No matter what anyone who reads my post believes...
I think Jesus on earth would have thought I'm a pretty cool chick and have no doubt that I am doing God's work in many ways - in THIS lifetime - in THIS physical body and circumstance - RIGHT NOW.
I can't tell you how many times I've actually counseled men in regards to how to keep love and sex alive in their own marriages/ relationships and keep their families together - but that's a whole 'nuther thread.
It's always Summer at my place!