I was extremely hesitant about it at first, but I realized that [it] wasn't easy for her [to tell me], and I tried to be open-minded.
Man B: I believe my partner's body is her own, so intellectually I had and have no problem with it.
Sex is always a touchy subject at the beginning of a relationship — we kind of bypassed that and become more forward about what we wanted.
It changed me permanently in all my future relationships, as I see beating around the bush as childish now.
Often we dirty-talk through scenarios relating to it, and it's really sexy for us.
Man C: I personally think it is extremely sexy that I am dating a stripper.
Based in a more emotional, reactive response, though, I was not immune to jealousy.
Prior to her, I had had a fairly conventional monogamous relationship history, and so this was really, really new to me.
My partner has taught me a sex-positive reframe of that view and showed me that just because it is sadly true [that some sex workers feel degraded, that] doesn't mean it's true for all.
Man C: Well, I definitely see them in a different light.
Man A: I didn't like hearing about her work because it was usually really negative and I felt bad for her, but we weren't together long enough for me to feel comfortable to commit enough to fully support her financially, especially compared to the money she’d make.
She hated the men at work but enjoyed the attention; she said the girls were very toxic and had to walk on eggshells not to offend someone.
Man B: I'm curious and have often asked her questions about it.