In most ways, SummerSebastian is just your averagewoman blogging about her pregnancy. Her first blog entry catalogs hormonal changes,shares an ultrasound photo, and talks about how her pregnancy is affecting herwork. Its just that the 30-year-olds workplace happens to beThe Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel in the state of Nevada.Sebastian, who is in hersecond trimester,plans to publicly, regularly and most of all proudly blog about her experience as a prego-workinggirl right up until she gives birth.
It actually never occurred to me that I would stop working at the Bunny Ranch while I was pregnant, she writes in a post on the brothelsblog. And as Vice reports, she simply needs the money to pay to finishher masters degree and to support her two daughters.But more than that, she says her decision to keep working, and go public about it, is political.I want to make a statement that supports the right of a woman to chooseto work as a prostitute while pregnant!
If the pastis any indication, Sebastians decision is likely togarner a frenzyofoutrage. In 2008, Alana Love began working at the Bunny Ranch whileseven months pregnant and, just like Sebastian, she blogged about the experience. She landed on an episode of The Howard Stern Show, where she was asked to strip down to reveal her belly and swollen breasts; she was chastised by an outragedTyra Banks (thats the onlyoption for you to support your child?); and she was targetedin shamingblog posts from lady mags (Have a little pride!). The media frenzy about Loves decision wasno surprise pregnancy aloneseems to invite intensejudgments around a womans choices(even if its justhaving an occasional glass of wine) and, for many, somehow renderher body no longer herown (see: anti-choice rhetoric). Add sex work to the mix, and oh boy.
But, of course, Sebastianknows how her news will be received. fsociety already looks down on me for being a working girl (even though legal), you can imagine what they will probably think of a pregnant working girl! she writes. Even other working girls sometimes look down on pregnant working girls. But Ive never been one to let myself be intimidated by what others thought!
While manywomen find that their pregnancies come asunwelcome news inthe workplace, it seems that Sebastianspregnancy is something of aboon for business.The Bunny Ranchs website features photos of all of its workers, and Sebastians image is overlaid with the screaming text,PREGNANT! As Sebastian writes,dding this creative component to my parties with my clients has just made sex that much more exciting, andinteresting! she said. Ive had no issues at all! And kissing and caressinggo for it!Ive gone from being the QUEEN of GFE to being thePregnant Girlfriend Experience! She adds,I know being with a pregnant girl sexually is a HUGE sex fetish for a lot ofpeople, and I sure hope to accommodate you over the next six months! Indeed, there is a whole genre of pregnancy porn, where round bellies are worshiped.
While Love seemed somewhat conflicted about her choice,Sebastian sounds downright enthusiastic. Im so glad I have decided to share this beautiful gift and experience with all of you, she writes. So stay-tuned as Summer Sebastian, your sweet, petite treat, keeps you updated, and we can count down to the nine-month magical day together!
This story originally appeared on Vocativ and has been republished with permission.