Great thread and some really fascinating responses.
I guess we've all been, are, and will be wh0res from time to time. And I guess we all share this in common. So everybody's view is kinda personal on this one, without being subjective. Therefore there is a lot to share.
The wh0re is not a wh0re all the time. There is an area in her life that remains innocent of the practice; maybe its her kids, the guy she really loves, her mum, her hobby or just her moments of contentment with a couple of friends.
This is her, and our, redemption.
We wh0re our time every time we do something for money. Very few of us sit at the check-out till, dig the road, design iPad app icons or paint pictures of other people's dogs for fun. The horse does not stand between the shafts of the cart of its own accord.
Like everybody here, I have undertaken work I wouldn't have done unless I was paid. A wh0re won't sleep with you unless she's paid.
The commission comes in. Fuck it, I've got to do it, I need the money. It's that or driving a van.
So I do it. ('cos it's a bit more fun than driving a van)
But I always try and fall in love with my client's commission.
So that the fucking becomes love making.
So that that the punter becomes patron.
So that the wh0re in me is once again, redeemed.