. . . . . but if people who are in the profession don't speak to the press at all then misconceptions about the industry will continue.
I agree, which is why I was one of the people who contacted Ana.
The ‘interview’ was conducted by email and the questions were tailored to suit my situation. Unfortunately, the information I was able to give turned out not to be relevant, so will not be published.
However, I have no complaints about Ana’s dealings with me. The articles I have read on the site by Ana and others are balanced, so I have no problems about dealing with Ana.
I would encourage you to take a look at the site, and Ana’s work in particular, and form your own opinion (OK, I know it’s got a strange name and should not be confused with http://theskinnywebsite.com
which is entirely different!).
Generally speaking, journalists have a larger target audience than we do and are more likely to be taken notice of (whether they are right or wrong!), so it is up to us to share our experiences and opinions to offset some of the misinformation and prejudice that is currently in circulation.
‘Interviews’ can be carried out by email, so there’s no need to go to Dundee (unless you want an excuse to go!), and Ana wants to hear from anyone involved in or with the sex industry – that includes people whose orientation can be classified as straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. It also includes punters.
So, what’s holding you back? !!