I’m *This* Close to Selling Used Undies or Feetpics to Make Ends Meet

But I’d have to find a new audience in a competitive market

Judith Victoria
4 min readJul 15, 2022


Picture by cottonbro

Whenever finances are rough, my friends and I always make the same ignorant joke; there’s always prostitution.

Instead of selling your time to a boss and slaving away in a stuffy office, you can go on one “date” a week and make twice the money.

It sounds so easy. Tempting almost. But as soon as you think about it a little longer, you quickly realize there’s more than meets the eye.

As if it is so easy to;

A) Find high rollers wanting to spend good money on an inexperienced escort.

B) Develop a screening system to ensure your first John isn’t a serial killer or a rapist.

C) Actually do this work. Just like any job, prostitution isn’t suitable for everyone.

And honestly? Just like I feel I’d be horrible at laying brick, I don’t think I have what it takes to be an escort. I don’t like being touched by strangers, and casual sex makes me anxious.

But there is way more to sex work than just prostitution. There are countless ways to help someone fulfill their desires and fantasies and get properly paid for it — without having to get naked. I’d love to quit my job and make money in a super easy way, like selling pictures of my feet.

And that is the issue. For every person making thousands selling feet pics, a whole bunch of people only make a handful of…



Judith Victoria

Essays on life, love, and other lousy stuff. Otherworldly flash fiction & romantic short stories. Failing forward. Perpetually amazed.