Seeing sex as emotionless and the body as a tool is depicted [in the story of the sex worker] as positive; this is ‘how it has to be done’ and a woman who can’t separate the body from the Self isn’t the right person for the job. (…) When the woman repeats her mantra: I am not here, it will be over soon, what should I have for dinner?, only ten more minutes, focus on the money – the story of the sex worker is there to support her. It says: No, you are not here. You are a businesswoman, an entrepreneur: what is being prostituted is only a ‘thing’. Deal with it, you are strong, a heroine! The story of the sex worker acts as a cheerleader standing on the sidelines, cheering for the split Self.
Kajsa E. Ekman, Being and Being Bought – Prostitution, Surrogacy and the Split Self