Question: Do some sexual surrogates have intercourse with their clients?
Yes, some do. It depends on what the sex therapist, client, and surrogate have discussed and agreed on. A surrogate partner is not a prostitute. Also, a surrogate partner is not at a client’s beck and call, willing to do anything or everything a client wishes for.
It Depends On the Therapy …
A professional surrogate partner typically works in consultation with a trained sex therapist. The sex therapist describes to both the surrogate partner and the client what he or she recommends in terms of complementary sessions with the surrogate. The experiences with the surrogate partner are, as mentioned, complementary to sex therapy and not a replacement for sex therapy.
… And the Communication
A surrogate partner and client may engage in varies kinds of touching, sex play, or intercourse. There are many different possibilities. Clients are usually encouraged to ask questions ahead of time (or whenever the questions or concerns arise) as it’s also a common goal in therapy to improve comfort and confidence with communicating about sex. The legal status of surrogate partner work is unclear in many states and not all sex therapists (even in states where it’s explicitly legal) work with surrogates, but some do.