Lila Payne explained how she first got into the pleasure business in Australia where it’s legal and regulated in three eastern states, legal and not regulated in the rest of the nation.
“Before I started working as a private escort, I worked in a brothel in Sydney, and I was so full of beans when I started working. I had my earrings and my heels. I was totally dolled up in a way I didn’t need to be. I was so ready to go, and I was young, but I knew what I was doing. So they picked someone to see me as my first client.
“He was a 30-year-old Indian gentleman. He was cute and really shy. First we did this sexual health test where I put on gloves and checked him out. It’s an elaborate sexual health test all clients go through, and most people pass. Then we had a shower and kissed, and it felt totally normal. Then we had sex. It was really quick and felt great, then I gave him a massage and we talked. Then we had sex again and cuddled, just like a couple would.
“I have people who pay me to sit around and just have pizza with them in our pajamas. And that was it, and I didn’t come out of the session feeling, ‘Now I’m a whore.’ I just felt good and happy, and I just went from there. And I feel like I’m good at it.”