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Leaving sex work


Just like any other job, some people are more suited to sex work than others. This is intimate work and it is not for everyone. If you are unhappy in sex work, or if it is just not working out, you might think about leaving the industry.

Find out how we can support you in your decision.

Some people find it makes them unhappy, or they find it too difficult to manage their personal life while working. If you are not happy working in the industry, whether you have seen one client or thousands, please give us a call. If you feel you don’t have any other options, please give us a call. You may be surprised at how many other opportunities there are available to you.

When working in the industry there are some precautions you can take to make it easier if and when you feel you want to exit sex work. For example, showing your face in photos and on websites may mean that you get more clients in the short term, but in the long term it may affect your job prospects and could upset your family and friends if they find out.

We can help you with:

  • Researching and applying for courses.
  • CV writing.
  • Creating a realistic plan to leave sex work.
  • Realising transferable skills.
  • Interview techniques.
  • Through counselling and working with a member of our team, we seek to help you build the confidence you need to move on to the next stage of your life.

Always remember that exiting is a process, requiring commitment and - much like quitting smoking - it probably won’t happen over night.

You can always get help leaving sex work from the SNAP project.

Last review: 25/09/2014

Next review: 25/09/2017