How To Maintain A Healthy Work-life Balance As A Brothel Worker

Are you working in a brothel and struggling to maintain a work-life balance? Or are you tired of the mundane 9-5 that doesn’t keep up with your lifestyle, looking to make bank fast, become an escort, and want to know what to expect? As one of Sydney’s largest gentlemen’s club brothels, we know better than anyone that sex workers and mental health strategies should go hand in hand. 

From late-night finishes, the social stigma surrounding sex work and wanting to give your all to your job, working at a brothel can feel a little tiring if you don’t maintain a brothel work-life balance. That’s why we’ve taken the time to curate a helpful list of strategies to introduce to your daily routine when working in a brothel for some much-needed TLC. 

Challenges of maintaining work-life balance as a brothel worker

Sex workers are subject to unique stressors due to how others treat and view them. Sex and relationship therapist Katie Bloomquist states that sex work can lead to burnout, known as compassion fatigue — causing mental, emotional and physical exhaustion and a sense of personal detachment. 

Since society often looks down upon sex work, this can lead to internalised stigma and identity issues for sex workers. That’s why creating a self-care toolkit of healthy coping mechanisms is imperative for sex workers’ mental health

Strategies to maintain work-life balance working at a brothel

Each sex worker’s experience will look a little different from the next since everyone has their own form of self-care that works for them. This helpful list of strategies is sure to have something for you to help foster a healthy brothel work-life balance:

  • Start with the basics

First things first, with escort hours varying from your regular 9-5, if you’re new to this industry, it can be a massive adjustment. Take the time to uncover your new routine and what works for you. From learning what a sleep routine looks like to meal planning and making time for exercise, even if it’s a 30-minute walk, it’s a step in the right direction.

  • Check-in with yourself

With the hustle and bustle that goes into sex work, it’s easy to flow into the rhythm of your day-to-day and forget to take a mindful moment for yourself. Whether it’s journalling, meditating over your morning coffee or a mindful walk, prioritise taking a moment each day to ground yourself and ask all the critical questions like “How am I feeling?” “What can I do for myself at this moment?” or “What do I have control over and what is outside my control?” Journalling, in particular, is a great form of self-care to look after your mental health as a sex worker.

  • Set personal and professional boundaries

While social media allows you to connect with others, there’s no denying it can also be a toxic environment for your mental health. Whether it’s muting trigger words on Twitter, blocking people or following influencers who promote body positivity, there are many ways to customise your social media experience.

These boundaries also translate to your work hours. It’s up to you to decide your list of no-gos when working in a brothel. Whether golden showers or anal sex isn’t your thing, that’s totally fine. You call the shots!

  • Find a therapist you can open up to

While any therapist is a plus, a sex-positive therapist with experience dealing with sex workers working in a brothel might give you that helpful nudge, particularly if you feel awkward talking to someone more prim or proper about your line of work.

  • Connect with support networks — that includes your vanilla friends, too!

While having trusted friends in the sex work community is a must, talking about everything outside of work with your average Joes can be a welcome change.

Subscribing to sex-positive podcasts like It’s A Lot with Abbie Chatfield or A Sex Worker’s Guide to the Galaxy will also foster a sense of connection and community.

  • Seek hobbies and activities outside of work

Juggling the wants and desires of all your clients when working at a brothel can be a balancing act. In your off time, it’s time to put yourself first. Write a joy list of all the activities that bring a smile to your face, whether it’s exploring new hiking destinations, curling up with your favourite book, or ordering your favourite takeout. Tackle them one by one to keep your weeks feeling fresh and fun.

  • Buy something to boost your confidence and get into character

Since working in a brothel relies on your body, which can be a touchy subject for some, what better way to spend your hard-earned money than with some retail therapy? Take the time to visit your favourite lingerie store and purchase a sultry set to embrace your figure and feel your best, most confident self.

  • Practice masturbation as a form of self-care

While catering to your client’s needs might be gratifying for some, it’s not every time that your needs are met. So why not whip out your vibrating bestie and have the best sex of all — sex with yourself? After all, who knows your body better than you? Wind down after a long day and treat yourself to pleasure that’s for you and you only.

Ready to take the next step? Join Claudia’s Penthouse — Australia’s safest, most well-paying brothel

As Australia’s finest legally licensed brothel with over 40 years of experience, you can trust your sex work career is kicking off with none other than the best. At Claudia’s Penthouse, the safety of our girls’ comes above all else. That’s why we abide by a strictly in-house policy so our security team can oversee all appointments to uphold the safety of our staff and clients — that means no seedy hotel rooms or random house visits! You’ll have your lounge and makeup area to get ready and will work under nurturing female management who understands the business better than anyone. 

With our high net-worth clientele, you can earn up to a week’s wages in just one night and become your own boss in no time. Does this sound like the right fit for you? Check out our current job offers or contact our team to book a private interview. Keep up to date with the latest industry news by following our blog.