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Commercial Sex Workers Find New Ways Of Survival After Coronavirus Lockdown Threw Them Out Of The Streets And Clubs.

Commercisl se_x workers in Lagos have devised news ways of survival by taking call-in clients during the lockdown period.

Since the country was locked down to contain the coronavirus, most sex workers have moved from the streets and are operating from their homes. In separate interviews, se_x workers said although they were not making much their new method of survival was paying dividends as they were able to pay rent and buy food.

Stephanie, a mother of two children aged five and seven, who has been in the se_x trade for six years said they had since adopted other means to lure their clients to make ends meet under the difficult times.

“A client phones to alert me that he is coming to my place then I offer him se_xual service. At times my client would come to my house and pick me up to his private rented place in town where we would have se_x and after that he would take me back to my place,” she said.

Another se_x worker who only identified herself as Kossy (25) said she had also been operating from home.

“Life has never been the same for me since the lockdown started because from the streets I used to make more than N30,000 in a day but now I make a little bit. I make in the region of N5,000 or N10,000. I thank my God because I can manage to settle my bills, do my hair and buy food,”

Asked on how they protect themselves against the Coronavirus which as of Saturday the country had recorded 2,388 positive cases, 385 recoveries and 85 deaths, they said they had to face it head-on so as to survive.

There is no way we can protect ourselves because a guy would touch me and would demand a kiss before we engage in se_x. When we indulge there is body contact. Although we are afraid of death we don’t want to face grinding poverty because this is our only way to survive.

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