What’s your name?
What do you do/what part(s) of the biz do you work in?
Stripper, Camgirl /Only Fans, Sex Worker
How did you get started in the industry?
I almost lost my financial aid when I was in college and needed to make $2,000 quickly to pay for my summer classes to keep the aid. I made the money in less than a week and fell in love with the fast cash.
How have you made yourself stand out when working?
I truly believe that your energy is everything. Your looks will put your foot in the door, but personality will sell the big deal. I made sure that I was hot and always having a good time , and I used my stage sets to express myself and have as much fun up there as possible.
What is your funniest story related to work?
There was a guy that came in two nights in a row. He got super drunk the first night and kept saying “I looooove you!” He spent so much money that night. The second night he came in and told me that he couldn’t spend any money because he spent too much the last night so he put a limit on his card. I hugged him and told him that I had to work. He ended up getting really drunk and busted in on a room that I was doing with someone else and bought me out for the rest of the night using his Venmo. I will forever miss that man.
What is a goal you’re proud you were able to reach while doing and because of SW?
I was able to take two years off of work and focus on my passions and move across the country.
What is something you feel needs to change in the industry?
I feel like we need more female managers. The men that run the clubs don’t seem to care about our well being. We are just money to them, but they couldn’t make the money without us.
What is your best tip for making money at work?
Know your worth. Stay diligent in that.
What has been something SW helped you with/encouraged you to do, or how has SW made you more confident?
My confidence is attributed to dancing. You really have to believe in yourself to get out there and hustle and subject yourself to rejection. Once you’re able to be naked in front of strangers, I don’t think anything can stop you.
What has been your biggest challenge in the industry?
Drinking. I got to a point where I was throwing 6-10 shots of tequila back a night. My mental health was in the gutter.
Sw is exhausting physically, mentally, and emotionally- How do you decompress and engage in self care in the face of that?
It’s important to take breaks. I also do Tai Chi and it keeps me grounded.
We all have a story about a babe in the industry who we loved and were inspired by from the moment we met her- tell us about her/them:
I met a girl (let’s call her cloud). She was absolutely fabulous. A black Barbie doll. She was a hustler and she lived life on her own terms. She didn’t have a job but she was WEALTHY. An inspiration. We became friends and I asked her how she could afford her lifestyle without a “real job.” (I was a baby stripper at the time) she took me under her wing and showed me the ropes and I’m forever grateful.
How have you dealt with the stigma of being out as a SW, if you’ve faced any?
It can be a little rough because people judge you immediately, but at the end of the day… it’s important to remember that this is YOUR life. SW paid for the beautiful life that I have right now. I am grateful. The haters are going to be mad regardless because they aren’t happy.
There is a lot of talk nowadays about sex work being “empowering.” Is this true for you and why or why not?
For me, it was. Having a man spend $15,000-$20,000 on you in a night is POWERFUL. It taught me not to settle.
What is something you wish you’d known when you started in the industry?
Know your worth. Don’t settle for the bare minimum because you want to be “nice.” Don’t be nice. Get your money.
Where can we find you?
Facebook: Aria Lane
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Thank You, Aria! XOXO