Q&A: Losing My Virginity To An Escort Before Finding A Girlfriend

Research studies are quite clear that sex workers – particularly those that are working illegally, which most sex workers in the US are doing given laws that prohibit exchanging sex for money – tend to be more likely to have sexually transmissible infections (STI) such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, HIV, and herpes.

Q&A: What Are The Chances Of Contracting An STI From A Sex Worker?

Prostitutes who work at legal brothels are required to be regularly tested for infections. If they are found to have Chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis, then they have to stay out of work until they have been treated and tested again, and found to be negative for the infection on re-testing.