Love part-timer is a type of relationship in which one party pays the other with money.
How This Works
While most people identify sex work with prostitution, the phrase actually refers to any type of sexual labor performed for compensation. While some women engage in prostitution, others engage in pornography, webcamming, answering phones, clubbing, and sugar dating, among other activities.
Why Do Women Like This Kind Of Part-time Job
We do not know the number of students and women who engage in love work like at 밤알바 (Night Alba), but international estimates range from 2.1 to 7%. Women seek “love” employment for a variety of reasons, most typically to advance their careers. For some, love work appeals because it enables them to be their own boss, pays more than service-based jobs such as retail, and is enjoyable.
Additionally, more liberal social attitudes around sex and sexuality may increase participation by certain women. Others may be compelled to work in the sex industry like at 밤알바 (Night Alba). Some women and even students may have had negative work experiences or may be unemployed. Others may have been used, abused, or abandoned, leaving them with no other option but to engage in sex work. Students who are accruing debt, particularly loans, may be more receptive to love work.
Women may be enticed to engage in sex work in order to offset the three to fivefold increase in the monthly or daily bills and needs. Contrary to common opinion, most women are frequently impoverished, have difficulty securing affordable housing, and are more likely to be food insecure than their domestic counterparts. Additionally, their visa status restricts their options for off-campus labor, making sex work a lucrative possibility.
Despite its growing popularity, sex work is not risk-free. Those who work as “love” part-timer have a higher rate of sex partners, STDs, and drug use than students who do not engage with sex. Students and women who work with sex are more likely to seek help than non-sex workers.
Due to the stigma associated with the sex industry, some women, and student sex workers may be hesitant to disclose their occupation to peers, resulting in social isolation and possibly identity struggle. When determining whether a student sex worker would open up to student services professionals, it is necessary to consider community and cultural values.
The public health community has concentrated on understanding why people engage in sex work and on ensuring that those who do so receive adequate supports for their well-being.
This requires student wellness centers to incorporate student sexual health professionals into the design and implementation of mental health, substance abuse, and sexual health programs. Similarly, support for sex workers must be culturally sensitive toward LGBTQ+ students, and support for LGBTQ+ students must understand sex worker requirements.
We must address the needs of our student sex workers in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to promote health and wellness in higher education, we must integrate student sex workers in health promotion and responsive health services.