The Moonlite BunnyRanch, which was profiled in HBO’s Cathouse, opened in 1955. Sixty years later, it’s one of only 24 legal brothels in the United States, all of which are located in Nevada.
There are a lot of misunderstandings about what it’s like to be a sex worker, so one of Moonlite’s employees, Sarah Greenmore, held a Reddit AMA last night to answer questions about condoms, kinks, and staying interested in making whoopee with, potentially, multiple people a day. Greenmore also recommends reading up on Amnesty International’s endorsement of the decriminalization of the sex trade.
Why/how did you choose this career path?
I worked in the beauty/spa industry before this, and it wasn’t paying what I needed to support my lifestyle. I have done sex work on the side for many years (webcamming, porn, panty selling) to suppliment my income. Being innately sexual and being myself/my sexual persona is far more gratifying than feeling like someone’s servant at a day spa.
I decided I would rather do the part time job I enjoy as a full time job instead. I decided to work at the brothels in Nevada as it is something unique, I like the community aspect of the brothel and although I feel it is over regulated, I like the safety as well.
Do many virgins who are trying to have sex for the first time go to brothels or is that a myth?
Yes, we get many virgins :)
What’s the fastest ones finished?
Personal life: 20 seconds, tops, in my “ultra slutty, what’s an STD? lol” phase I gave a guy a BJ at a glory hole. Professional: Minute and a half?
What’s your yearly take home? Best year? Worst year? How much time off do you take each year?
I used to work a month on and a month off and go back home to Portland. I’m now living in Nevada so I’m working 5-7 days a week.
I see that this is the highest rated question, so I’ll give you guys ONE juicy detail. I worked 13 days in July and made 9,700 takehome before taxes.
What’s the most tiring part of this kind of job?
Riding cowgirl after leg day :p
I think the questions tour groups can ask can be really tiring/dehumanizing, we’re sex workers and we’re also real people. Having incredibly personal questions like “Have you ever been raped? Is that why you’re here?” “When your looks fade and you get old, what are you going to do then?” asked on a daily basis can wear you down!
What is the average career length in the legal sex work industry?
I’ve seen girls last a few days. There are women who have been working for ten, fifteen, twenty years. I know a lot of women in Bunny Ranch who have been there for 4-8 years.
What’s the most insane thing a client has asked you to do?
Ask to let him f*ck me bareback. Never, ever! Why would you want to do that? What if I did that for every client? My safety, and my clients safety take priority over your orgasm. End of discussion.
Have you ever had any female clients?
Yes, indeed! We don’t get many, as women are much less likely to purchase sexual services/engage in the sex industry as consumers than men, but we do get them :) They’re not always looking for sex, they just want to be intimate or have fun.
do you get, um, sore? i think i would.
Yes. I use lube that has Hyaluronan in it which helps repair skin cells.
Its Pjur Med Repair Glide
Can you take me through a normal days work at the brothel?
Sure! I work at 12 hr shift, so I’m technically on 4 pm – 4 am on weekdays, 4-6 am on Friday/Saturday.
I generally wake up around 9:30 am, head to our private gym on site. We have a personal trainer 5 x a week that works with us there, but I prefer to workout alone.
11:30, I’m showering and getting ready. Shaving, lotion, self tanner, dancing around in my panties, makeup, hair, false eyelashes, etc.
1 pm – I’m generally ready for the “floor”, there is a doorbell that rings through the house when clients walk in to greet us. We all lineup and introduce ourselves. The client picks one (or two or three ;]) ladies and we take him on a tour, talk to him about his desires, negotiate a price, and book an appointment.
So from 1 PM – 4 AM I’m going to lineups, hanging out with clients, taking a nap, hanging out with my coworkers, eating lunch/dinner, etc.
4 AM – Bed time! Take off the makeup, put ear plugs in, browse reddit for too long, eventually pass out.
The more you know.