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  • Mara White

Sex work in a pandemic time

Updated: Apr 1

Sing that to the tune of "Lovers in a Dangerous Time" by Bruce Cockburn. Okay, bad music aside, I'm long overdue for an update, so here we go -- Mara's Pandemic News.


While we are under advisement to maintain social distancing, I am only offering physical distancing options. Find more details about my offerings here.


For the curious, yes, I have been practicing strict social distancing (since March 13th). I have also been maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, and checking my temperature daily. I strongly urge you to do the same!


Once we make a return to some sense of normalcy, I will be making some minor changes to the operation of my business:


Booking/Scheduling

  • I'll be putting a high focus on same day incall bookings. Residential visits are no longer available, and hotel visits will be made on a case-by-case basis.

  • Bookings more than 24hr in advance will require a deposit, and my regular cancellation policy still applies. Cancellations qualifying for a refund will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.

  • I have set up an email marketing list specifically to notify of last-minute availability. If we have met, please contact me at availability@maramasseuse.com to explicitly request last-minute notices. You may request to be removed from this list at any time. Be sure to use an email suitable to receive such mailings.



Health and Hygiene

My studio is low-traffic and only shared between myself and one other low-volume provider. Together, we have decided on the following procedures to maintain the safety of our studio:

  • If you are feeling any symptoms of illness of any sort, please refrain from booking / give me as much notice as possible so we can make alternate arrangements

  • Alert me of any recent travel, illness, and/or potential COVID-19 exposure.

  • Upon arrival at my studio, your temperature will be checked. If your temperatures are normal, outerwear must immediately be removed and hands must be washed. If your temperatures are elevated I will be forced to refuse service and will expect full compensation for your reserved time.

  • Fresh slippers and robes will be offered. Please leave your clothing on provided hooks and hangers in the washroom.

  • Mouthwash has been relocated from the washroom to the common area and is to be dispensed by myself only.

  • As always, all soft surfaces at my studio are refreshed between each guest (including sheets, towels, blankets, washcloths, etc). Hydrogen peroxide or bleach is used for all laundry.

  • A drop sheet will be used over the couch, again to be refreshed between each guest

  • All hard surfaces and touch points will be disinfected with hydrogen peroxide or steam cleaned between each guest (including doors, light switches, shower, toiletries, hangers, floor, etc).

Payment

  • I have been behind on announcing that I’m able to accept BTC and ETH! If you know, you know, and if you don't...

  • I'm still and always will be able to accept e-transfer and e-gift cards to select retailers. Don't worry about the receipts – I have a discreet email address that won't set off alarm bells.