My name is Beth, I was a prostitute for five years. I never thought it would happen to me, but debt and almost becoming homeless can drive people to do things they usually wouldn’t do.

I had a good understanding with my clients but eventually I got a violent one. I was badly beaten up, raped and had my ribs cracked. […]

A friend got me away and put me up till I was OK. I gave up and moved back to my parents home and used debt consolidation to end my debt.

There were a few slips back into it as it isn’t easy to leave and you get used to it.

He got off with it as he had “friends”.

I’ve been away from it now since 2002. So all prostitutes reading this, I know it’s hard but it can be done.

Yes I still consider myself a prostitute, a recovering prostitute. I can’t deny my past as the lessons of it have made me who I am.

Page published: 9 April 2016.