Alice Little claims to be America’s highest-paid sex worker.
Alice Little claims to be America’s highest-paid sex worker.

America’s ‘highest-paid sex worker’ spills

AMERICA’S “highest-earning sex worker� has opened up about life inside one of the country’s most famous brothels, describing herself as a combination of “psychologist, relationship coach and sexpert all rolled into one�.

Writing in SheKnows, Alice Little, who works at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada â€" the only state in the US to allow legal prostitution â€" said sex work was “stigmatising, degrading, difficult and the best thing I’ve ever done with my lifeâ€?.

“Imagine you’re standing in line, shoulder to shoulder, alongside 20 or more incredibly beautiful women, all vying to be ‘chosen’ by the same man,� she said. “Stressful, right? Now, picture doing that 12 to 14 hours a day, five days a week. In a nutshell, that’s my job.�

Ms Little, who holds multiple degrees and got into sex work two years ago after finding traditional work “uninteresting�, said she spent her downtime educating herself about human sexuality, psychology and sociology.

“Books, lectures, online videos â€" anything I can get my hands on,â€? she said. “This knowledge bank has become my lifeline when figuring out how to navigate the masses.â€?

She starts her day at 7am with an hour-long workout, before beginning the “daily ritual of putting on my war paint�.

“While I’m perfecting my mascara, I’ll visualise the day ahead,� she said. “Do I have any appointments? Am I working floor traffic today? What are my goals? This internal dialogue continues through my 10-minute drive to work.�

Sex workers at the Bunny Ranch are independent contractors, able to set their own rates and decorate their suite how they like â€" Ms Little said for her, that meant a coffee station â€" but also have to buy their own supplies. Ms Little said she spends $US2500 ($3176) a year on condoms and lube.

“When the bell rings, it means we have guests wanting a ‘line-up’,â€? she said. “We smile, say our names and try not to wiggle â€" it’s considered disrespectful to the other ladies and is a form of what we call ‘dirty hustling’.

“The guest then walks up to the lady of his choosing and she takes him on a tour of the property. They finish the tour back in the lady’s suite, where they negotiate. Personally, I hate that word: I always consider it to be more of a conversation.

“At this time we review what activities they’d like to try, experiences they’re interested in, and discuss any fantasies or bucket list items. We then settle on a price and proceed to the office to book the party.�

She added that while “you may assume my job is primarily about sex�, that “couldn’t be further from the truth�.

“Sex is assumed â€" it’s already on the table,â€? she said. “What I’m really selling is intimacy.

“I spend intimate time with men, couples, single women, divorcees, virgins, kinksters and widows: There isn’t just one type of person that sees sex workers. In that same vein, there isn’t one type of person that becomes a sex worker.

“My colleagues are retired servicewomen, grad students, mothers, doctoral candidates and more. We are an incredibly diverse group of ladies with one commonality â€" a genuine passion for intimacy.â€?

She described sex work as a “public service�, but one that not everyone in society was comfortable with.

“Intimacy is a crucial element of health and wellness,� she said. “It affects our physical, mental and emotional health in tangible ways. Much like petting a cat can lower your blood pressure, so too can a quality hug.

“With this concept in mind, it’s no wonder there are a vast number of reasons people patronise sex workers. Their spouses may have died, or they’ve yet to have a sexual encounter with a woman.

“Sometimes it’s a couple seeking their first threesome or a gentleman with autism wanting to have a ‘practice date’ so they feel more confident in their skills.�