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Reddit thread reveals the most unusual requests sex workers have heard

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Fetishes are more wildly diverse (and sometimes disturbing) than you could imagine

From having a dental exam performed on your toes to applying clown makeup, sex workers took to Reddit to share the strangest requests clients have made of them — and they're equal parts gripping and disturbing. Though there's no way to prove these stories are all true, if you've ever wondered what outrageous fetishes are out there, you're going to want to keep reading.

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1. A pretend gunfight

"I have a guy that comes in every few months and wants to have a pretend 'gunfight' with me," writes Reddit user HedgiesandTea. "Like, we face off, draw our 'weapons,' and 'shoot' each other. He is super specific with the wording he wants me to use, and it's such an easy show."

2. A dental exam... on your feet?

One sex worker remembers her client asking her to remove her shoes and lay on a table, as he laid out dental hygiene tools and an electric toothbrush, only to began performing a "dental exam" on her feet for an entire hour. "I was supposed to play the whole thing straight as if it was really my teeth he was examining," writes Reddit user Jitzgrrl. He proceeded to "floss" her toes and check "for cavities." She writes: "It was actually a totally great time, if a bit bizarre to start."

3. Forced jazzercise fantasy

Richard Simmons would approve of this playful fantasy. Reddit user GirlHips writes: "Client had a fantasy about being forced into a leotard and legwarmers and forced to do jazzercize with my canes as motivation." This was one of this sex worker's more enjoyable client experiences: "I did that and it was awesome."

4. The urine connoisseur

One strip club DJ shared memories of a very unusual client: "Had this one odd duck that would come in and pay girls like $200.00 to piss in a glass for him... " writes Reddit user mudbuttcoffee. "This happened several times, then once the girl took it to a bouncer and had him pee in it." Apparently, male and female urine smells different to some people (who knew!): "She took it back to him, he took one sniff and said 'this is a man's urine' Left, and never came back while I worked there."

5. Man requesting to be kicked in the groin

In one of the more cringeworthy/don't try this at home stories shared, a user remembers a client who'd ask to be kicked in the groin wearing boots. "Guy used to come see me every week and pay me to kick him in the balls. HARD. Repeatedly for 5-10 minutes," writes BBchick. "He obviously loved it. He would flinch a bit, but usually asked me to kick him harder." Though the sex worker was "apprehensive the first few times," working with this client quickly became something she looked forward to: "If I had a stressful week dealing with assholes. I would look forward to him visiting so I could take out some aggression."

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6. The "honey-do list" client

A cam girl shares her experience working with a lonely British client who missed his fiancé. "My weirdest customer wanted me to make him weekly grocery lists, errands lists, and just general 'honey do' lists for things he had to do around the house," writes Reddit user smutwitch. "He claimed he was lonely after his fiancée [sic] moved to Belgium for a year for school, and now they were on a break."

7. Just hold me

In one of the saddest stories shared, one male escort writes about a client he had who requested he hug her: "I just held her and she stood there crying for 5 more minutes before I just picked her up and took her to the couch when I sat down and held her for another 20 minutes while she was crying. Just soft deep sobs (I'm getting a bit teary eyed remembering this)," writes Reddit user Escort_Guy. "I asked if she was OK and she told me (without moving her face from my chest) that her husband never holds her, never has." This Reddit user goes on to write an entire essay about other experiences he has and how this job has impacted his ability to have relationships. Reading his post, it's clear that sex work can require a tremendous amount of emotional work as well.

8. Disturbing rape fantasies

Sometimes clients ask sex workers to act out violent simulations in which they play sexual assault victims: "Two regulars would pay me a lot to simulate rape. I'd scream, cry, and try to fight back and they'd wear masks and slap me around while they'd have sex with me," writes Reddit user SchrubSchrubSchrub. The user adds: "Eventually the tears became real tears and I had to stop."

9. Terrorist attack roleplay

One cam girl shared her experiences with a client who liked to get her to pretend to be his wife, and that it was the morning of the September 11 terrorist attacks: "In our sessions, I am to pretend that I'm informing him — for the first time — of the attacks that have 'just taken place,'" writes Reddit user EvelynAModifiedDog. "For nearly an hour, he'll ask questions and pretend to be completely oblivious/ignorant to world politics and even the simplest homeland security issues."

10. Adult babies

Some of the stories were more on the awkward side: One former male escort writes: "Had a larger, 50-ish lady ask me to snuggle with her in a rocking chair." But there's more. Reddit user throw escorts writes: "Wanted me to suck on her nipples as if I were nursing. She stroked my hair the entire time."

So now you know (whether you wanted to or not!) what kinds of things sex workers may face on the job on any given day, as they navigate situations that range from hilarious to tragic to downright cruel.

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