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Are you a client, looking for a new place to chat with other clients?
If so, come join the Gentleman's Club on Hubzilla:

gerzilla.de/channel/gentlemens

Note that while the group is focused on the client-side, both clients and sexworkers are welcome.

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Feeling anxious about the future? Wondering how best to find your clients? If so, you may want to check out my Tips for dealing with the FOSTA/SESTA debacle.

gerzilla.de/channel/cat-gun/?f

@Branford

Signal requires a phone number to sign up. I would prefer not to be forced to get a phone number before being allowed to exchange secure messages with someone.

Historically, Moxie has taken a dim view of federation. I would rather support developers who are enthusiastic about Federation and interoperability, rather than someone who merely tolerates it.

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Many of you have asked if we were taking donations and today we’re happy to announce that we are accepting donations for the ongoing costs of Switter! You can donate via Liberapay and Patreon. Here's a run down: medium.com/assembly-four/seeki

If you were to put together a list of essential reading for sex work, what would be on your list? Here's a few that have been recommended to me:

gerzilla.de/wiki/cat-gun/tools

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Always remember: there will ALWAYS, and I mean, ALWAYS be a need for three "basic" human needs.
Sex
Drugs
Guns.

Stalkers are a professional hazard for most sex workers. Therefore, I've put together a list of ideas for avoiding and defending yourself against stalkers here:

gerzilla.de/wiki/cat-gun/tools

What's missing from my list? What are your strategies for dissuading aggressive clients?

Stalkers are professional hazard for sex workers. I've put together a list of ideas for avoiding and defending yourself against stalkers here:

gerzilla.de/wiki/cat-gun/tools

What's missing from my list? What are your strategies for dissuading the aggressive clients?

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Providers, anything you can do to increase your safety and feeling of security is justified. Your safety procedures might be more than I am comfortable with, but that only means WE aren't compatible. It in no way means you are doing things wrong!
Clients, if someone asks you for something more than you are comfortable giving in the interest of their security, accept it graciously and move on! She isn't being unreasonable, you just aren't compatible. It in no way means shes doing her job wrong.

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Hey, we are making some changes to how listings work:

* You can post 3 times a day
* You must set an avatar to post a listing
* Listings will no longer show up on public timelines

These changes will be going out in the next 15 minutes.

@SFmonkey Thanks! Threema is closed source and has a proprietary license. So, their code can only be audited by people they select.

I've created a forum for male escorts here:

gerzilla.de/channel/maleescort

The nice thing about this forum is that it's designed to be censorship resistant. The forum can be synced to multiple hubs easily, so that if one clone is shutdown (either due to censorship or technical problems), the forum can continue on as before. Similarly for personal accounts--if you connect to someone, your connections to them will remain, even if the forum itself is shutdown. Come join us!

@lolahunt Agreed. Whatsapp can't be trusted. Even Signal requires a phone number. I recommend Wire or Riot.IM, neither of which requires a phone number.

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I highly recommend sw's not to use Whatsapp despite it's marketed encryption. Whatsapp and Insta are owned by and share data with Facebook. You cannot opt out of this atm. An alternative is Signal. Guess who was added to an Arabic group chat on WA and then got these ads on Insta.

@adversary All cryptocurrencies are highly volatile right now, as they are still not widely adopted, and therefore small shifts in demand can cause wide swings in price.

However, you don't need to keep your savings in cryptocurrency to use them. If you get a Coinbase account, you can buy Bitcoin (or Monero, if you need privacy) as needed.

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GENTLEMEN: Please put some information in your profile! Most importantly the city and state you live in. Maybe even a hashtag such as
Also, a picture would be nice. Does not have to be your face... but *anything* except the default 🤦‍♀️ would show you put some effort into switter and that you're possibly a serious client! 🙌

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