Just like professional athletes, massage therapists, models and construction workers - my job requires use of my body in terms of physical labour. Selling your body requires transfer of ownership, leasing it requires temporary transfer: there is no transfer of ownership, we are simply using our bodies in a physically demanding role.
If people are going to sit there and apply their moral compasses to the fact that the physical labour extends to touching and penetration of areas that are considered to be intimate to others - they need to apply the same dehumanising label to a beautician, doctor or someone that requires vaginal examinations as part of a paid medical trial.
Ask anyone from the various occupations that deals with genitalia for a living - once you’ve seen a few, you might as well have seen a million. You begin to view a guys dick as what is actually is: a normal part of the human anatomy that every normal ‘male’ has, not some filthy contraption that guys need to stop playing with and something that is degrading to have physical contact with in your line of work.
Sex work is definitely difficult and labour intensive at times, this usually refers to things like exhaustion of your muscles, flexibility and correct posture; not to physical pain from having a penis inserted into a vagina. Having people unloading their life problems on you and using you as a pseudo-psychologist is draining within itself, but sexual acts that 90% of people carry out in their own private homes do not cause significant psychological distress to a healthy sex worker that actively chooses to work within the industry.
Yes, we have a psychological and emotional disconnection to a naked body as we see so many of them. However, providing sexual services to our clients does not require or result in psychological disassociation and the claimed proceeding mental health issues such as post traumatic stress disorder (that are prevelant in studies where sex workers have statistically encountered abuse within their line of work).