Following the article “The Insider Story of an Online Pimp”, SHS followed up and managed to get another exclusive interview with 2 sex workers from China. Let’s call them Crystal and Fiona. For the sake of the readers, the interview conducted in Mandarin has been translated into English. I will post the long interview I had with Crystal first and Fiona’s interview on a later date.
Interview with Crystal
SHS: Hi, before we start, why not give me a brief introduction of yourself like where are you from and age?
Crystal: Ok. I’m from Chong Qing China and I’m 37 years old. My customers call me Crystal.
SHS: Nice name. Can you tell me how long have you been in this line?
Crystal: I had been doing this for almost 5 years.
SHS: Can you tell me more about yourself and how you started in this line?
Crystal: I divorced my China husband about 6 years ago after I found out that he was having an affair. We had a huge fight after that and he left the house to stay with the woman. I then lost all contact with him until much later. He didn't even call back to ask about our son. I was devastated as I am lowly educated and was a full-time housewife. To make matter worse, I found out that I was infected with STD from him. Being lowly educated, I needed money for my son. I do not want to ask my parents for help as they are old and had little savings. I tried to work odd-jobs but the salary was too little and I was struggling every day.
A few months later, one day, I coincidentally met Fiona, an old friend from my village and she appeared to be doing rather well. I had heard that she had recently built a house for her parents after working overseas for just a few years. I told her about my plight and asked her to recommend me a job too. She was reluctant at first but eventually agreed after I brought her to visit my son and she saw the condition of my small apartment.
I was surprised when she told me what she was actually doing (prostituting herself in Singapore). She told me the money was good and she could make more than 25,000 renminbi (approx. SGD5,000) a month. For the sake of my child, I agreed and asked her to help me arrange. In any case, the job is overseas so nobody will know back home.
She told me to prepare a large sum of money so that she can proceed to arrange the visa and the lodging. Left with little choice, I borrowed some money from my parents. At the same time, my ex-husband contacted me and asked for a divorce. I agreed but on condition that I have custody of my son and that I be given a lump sum of money as compensation. He agreed.
About 6 months later, I left my country for Singapore.
SHS: So how was your experience in Singapore?
Crystal: I was confused at first. Everywhere seems the same to me. I was brought to an apartment and I was staying with a group of sisters from China. I was introduced to Samuel who was supposed to help me start. We discussed about the type of services that I provide and after some persistence, I had sex with him. He said it would help him in writing an introductory advertisement to the clients. He was the first man I had sex with after my husband. Besides that, I was to pay him upfront and he will help me with getting clients who will call me on my handphone.
SHS: What are the type of service that you provide and how much?
Crystal: At first, I charged $70 an hour for sex. Nowadays, I charged $100 for 1½ hour and it includes room. I do everything but not anal sex. Besides that, the customers must wear condoms at all times.
SHS: Do you find it difficult doing this?
Crystal: Of course. I was uncomfortable being naked with strangers not to mention having sex with them. But I overcome it after about 1 month. Many of them taught me how to satisfy them better. I guess I got better after as my clientele started to improve.
SHS: Did you meet any weird client?
Crystal: Yes. Some of the people I met are perverts. Some asked me to pee on their face and the weirdest was one who licked up his own sperm after he ejaculated. Some blamed me when they fail to get their penis erected long enough for penetration and others tried to force me to do BDSM (bondage) with them.
SHS: Can tell me about the worst customers that you had experienced?
Crystal: Yes. There were a couple of them that will try to have sex without condom. I will refuse but there had been instance where they will remove the condom without me noticing it and have sex with me. By then, it would be too late and I would be too high to stop them. The worst are those that even ejaculate into me. Nowadays, I started to take pills just in case I get pregnant.
SHS: You mean you are okay with sex without condom now?
Crystal: After a few of such encounters, I will agree if they are regular customers. I need to retain my clients and if that pleases them, then so be it. I just want to make quick buck and go back to China.
SHS: Aren’t you afraid of STD?
Crystal: I do but I need to make money fast. Men orgasm faster without condom too, it saves me time as it can be tiring having sex with a few men in a single day. To be honest, I did get infected before but it has been treated. I guess it is part of the job. As for the men, they were unfaithful so they deserve what they got (STD) from others through me.
SHS: How much have you made from this so far?
Crystal: I had more than enough, my son is living better and I had managed to build a new house for my parents who are taking care of my son. I will probably retire in about 2 more years and start a small business in China. I know some of my girlfriends who had in fact started food business here and making decent amount for the family back home. They even managed to get Permanent Residents status here and brought their kid here to study.
SHS: Last question, is there any memorable customers that you had encountered?
Crystal: There was this man who engaged my service one evening. He seems to have just ended work. He was different from the rest. He was shy and uncomfortable when we were in the room. When getting on with the service, he had problem getting his penis erected for penetration. He was young in his mid 30s and was okay when I gave him fellatio so I know he must be either too excited or was having too many thing on his mind. I did what I was paid to do, I encouraged him by giving him complimenting on his penis, talked dirty to him and tried to distract him from his thoughts so that he can focus on having sex. After he managed to penetrated me, I continued to shower him with compliments such as how great he feels and how he make me feel horny and wet to the point of near climax. He ejaculated very fast, within 5 mins.
We spoke after the session and I asked him if he was okay. He apologized for his poor performance which I had to put in extra effort. We spoke further and he told me that he is married but the sex was near non-existence. He couldn’t get it up as he was feeling guilty for betraying his wife but he needs to satisfy his sexual needs which the wife refused to provide. He added that they had frequent quarrel about his son’s education which led to the dwindling sexual encounters with his wife. It eventually became a habit and now they will only have sex once a month at the most, sometimes up to 3 months.I felt for him then as at least he still feels guilty about his action.
This man became my regular after that for about 6 months before he stopped visiting me. I have not seen him since.