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Unpopular Opinion: Sugar Babying Makes Sense

Everything in life is a transaction.

By ChantelPublished 4 years ago 3 min read
Unpopular Opinion: Sugar Babying Makes Sense
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If we volunteer ourselves to be a transaction, why is that wrong and illegal? I do not understand why we can sell ourselves to a corporation for the price of a wage, yet we look down upon sex workers and other people that participate in selling their bodies and time for money.

Do we not sell our lives away for money in almost all traditional professions? Are people upset about the fact that they can earn money in a way that we deem not respectable? Why do we look down on people for this and why do people assume it is sleazy or disgraceful? I do not understand.

We are all hypocrites if this is the case. If you have a 9-5 job or get paid minimum wage and look down upon sex workers- who are you to judge? You sell your body for labor just like the rest of us do. In a different way- yes, but at the end of the day you are still selling your time, energy, and body to them for that designated schedule.

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Sugar Babies that so desperately want to seperate the distinction of themselves from sex workers, why? Is it because of the stigma our society has placed on sex workers? The idea that people in this industry can believe they are above sex workers amazes me simply because all of you are selling your time and bodies. In a different way, with different people, but at the end of the day- you are still selling yourself!

If Karen or Bob is upset about the idea that people are selling their bodies and time- they can get the fuck out. Before you judge someone based on their profession or occupation, have you checked your privilege? Your ignorance? If you came from a place of wealth or from dirt poor- you still have no right to judge them. I do not care what income you make. People in the sugar baby business are working in a way that they can to provide themselves with a life they desire. How does this affect you in any way?

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You think that's sad?

You can have your personal opinion in the matter but understand that your judgement does nothing. If you would really like them to stop using their time and bodies in the way that they are- help out. Use your own money and donate to the cause. At the end of the day, if the members who participate in sugar babying are legal, of age, and consenting to it, they should be allowed to do what they please.

Am I upset that some sugar babies feel that this is their only way out of their current economic situation? Only if the sugar baby truly did not want to participate in the act, but felt it was the only choice to get to where they wanted to be. I am not going to slut shame anyone or put any judgements for the profession they chose to support themselves because it is not any of my business. I am not in any position to judge how someone else chooses to make their money, so long as their choices are not hurting others or impacting others in a negative way.

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If their existence makes you uncomfortable, ask yourself, why? What about it makes you uncomfortable? Their openness and desire for wealth? It is your own problem if you see something wrong with it. No one asked you to live the life they have chosen for themselves. No one asked you to involve yourself and to participate.

Upset because you had to work twice as hard to earn the income they make at a shitty minimum wage job? That is your own problem. You could be earning the same income if you wanted to. You have free choice, free will. Accept your own decisions and choices in life. Live how you choose and let others live in their own way.

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I range from social justice issues to sexuality articles, all depends on my mood.

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