in this online endeavor. Every client I have met has been wonderful, kind, generous, and accommodating. Touch wood. And in my previous incarnation, I was also very blessed with wonderful friends. I have known a few ladies who weren't as lucky. And one or two men, as well. That's why research is so important, even though it can never protect you 100%. Psycho people will always find ways to pass screening and research.
I have had two weird encounters with providers in the distant past when I first started. I was naive, and excited to make friends in the business; I longed for community- someone with whom I could share "shop talk". At first all was well, and it was wonderful knowing someone else who was working in the same arena. Then came the "sibling rivalry" as we managed to have clients in common... Both were on meds for psychological/mental illnesses*, and both came very near to driving me out of the business completely. Luckily they both eventually got bored with tormenting me, moved out of state and on with their lives (I hope! Lol!). Looking back, it was the potential of what they were capable of that was more frightening than what they actually did. I wish them both well in their lives.
*Disclaimer: I am fully aware that not everyone on meds for mental illnesses is dangerous, and I know many fine people who are on these meds (who doesn't?), but I suspect these two ladies were skipping some doses...lol!
Posted By: ElleVegas The other day it was brought to my attention that there are some very unstable people within this community. In a place where confidentiality and privacy is key, some people tend to forget the simple and basic rules of this hobby. Have you ever been affected by this? Has anybody threatened you or your family? Did a significant other find out because these basic rules had been broken. I was curious and would love to hear your input.
In the past I have been stalked and almost hurt. I know I am not the only one. You can never judge a book by it's cover.
It is a scary world out there and many people hide behind a phony representation. I guess it is to be expected since this is a whole different world and we aren't in Kansas anymore.