Tackling 'skin hunger' during Lockdown 2.0
Living in Melbourne under Stage 4 Lockdowns does NOT simply eradicate the human, innate need for either sex, physical intimacy or deep connections. In the interests of public health and safety, social distancing and a ban on ALL forms of sex work within Metroplitan Melbourne apply from today - August 6th. Those of us without intimate partners may be increasingly experiencing what has been dubbed as 'skin hunger' - basically, touch deprivation. Human touch has been found to calm bodily functions, such as lowering heart rate and blood pressure.* It seems only natural then that long periods of touch deprivation can have negative impacts on both our physical and emotional wellbeing.
Your favourite escort is also likely to be experiencing the effects of touch deprivation - many of us absolutely adore the physical and mental intimacy in a face-to-face encounter, and the tactile, tantalising nature of close contact as we explore each other's bodies. This can range from the first time we hug, caress or kiss a client, right down to those internal sensations and thrills we both receive once our bodies are melded together. The post-coital experience is also one of pure bliss - lying there in each other's sweaty embrace, catching our breath together and, for me personally, stroking my clients chest while I lay my head upon their shoulder.
So how do we legally recapture this during a pandemic? Virtually. Apps such as FaceTime, WhatsApp video, Skype etc allow us to reconnnect intimately with clients. We can catch up on each other's lives, before progressing to undressing ... toys are not essential (we all have hands!), and cameras allow for great closeups of intimate areas. My advice is to ensure clients are are not recording for future purposes (you could film this statement from them), and to allow at least 30 minutes for the experience. Ask clients what they are craving to do with you, and tell them what you are aching to do to them. Mutual masturbation is fun and (in my experience) often results in simultaneous climaxing. You will both even smell sex in the air afterwards! Best of all - the virtual touch achievable through webcamming is perfectly legal (See https://sexworklawreformvictoria.org.au/coronavirus-laws-is-sex-work-banned/) - therefore lockdown 2.0 cannot prevent us from pursuing these connections. So get out there - ask your favourite girl/guy/escort if they would like to indulge, as your most titillating and creative sexy-fun times lay ahead!
* Nicola Mackay, Stig Hansen and Oona McFarlane, 'Autonomic Nervous System Changes During Reiki Treatment: A Preliminary Study' (2004) Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine 10(6) 1077-81. doi: 10.1089/acm.2004.10.1077.
Comment from Naughty Ads
Such a great post Claire - thank you. At Naughty Ads we have a specific part of an advertiser's quick facts dedicated to virtual services. We're currently highlighting this section so punter's are aware that they have these options which they might not have thought of trying previously available to them. Good luck to everyone fighting off the Skin Hunger.