I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to record and episode on the legalization of sex work. I know that I advocate for the decriminalization of sex work, but I also think it is fair that we hear from those who are working in a legal capacity. That’s why I was so excited when I got the opportunity to interview with Ariel Ganja, a legal courtesan based in the state of Nevada, in the USA.
Ariel works at the famed Chicken Ranch just outside of Las Vegas which is a legal, licensed brothel. I was very curious and had SO many questions on what life was like at the Ranch. Ariel and I discuss everything under the sun from what her regular day-to-day looks like, room and board, what she is allowed to bring into the Ranch, how the line up works for clients, picking and choosing and of course, what her stance is on legalization vs. decriminalization.
Ariel speaks freely on why legalization has worked for her and offers a unique insight on why this might be a good option for people. As always, I like to a provide a transparent approach to all facets of sex work, including the legal side of it, so I hope that you are able to consume this episode with an open mind and enjoy this conversation I had with Ariel as much as I did.