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Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by whore » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:16 pm

Hey, I've started up a character as a hooker. I didn't really like the e-sex part but the character in itself seemed so interesting to me. Trying to survive on the streets with constant cops lurking, avoiding rapists, fighting a drug addiction and having a child to feed. All whilst being addicted to the attention and money that prostituting gets.

I'm looking for tips on how to really roleplay a great hooker lmfaoo

Here's my character page if you wanted to overview how I've been doing to criticise or praise.

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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by Mickay » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:20 pm

You're doing great, my only tip would be try to get somewhere with your character, and don't make her static. Have what's happening around her affect her character and react to it, for example, if she'd be distraught by some crazy stuff happening, she could try doing something else for a while, or maybe if she gets abused by her clients she starts stealing from them, or something. There's always shit to spice things up and roleplay opportunities with this sort of shit are endless because you have a chance to meet people endlessly.
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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by Malfoy » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:25 pm

Try not revolve it too much around the whole e-sex concept about it. You also shouldn't offer ridiculous prices such as $30,000 for a BJ and $70,000 for the "whole package" etc. It's dumb and makes no sense. You can always inform the client on an OOC level that you don't actually do e-sex and do a one-liner /me like most people do now a days because it makes people feel uncomfortable.

There's also lots of roleplay that goes on outside the whole sex aspect of it such as drug abuse, financial issues and abusing individuals involved in the on and off relationship. Off too a good start anyways just make sure you've an idea of where your character is coming from, what she's gone through and some-how put pieces of the jigsaw together when it comes to roleplaying so it has an affect.
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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by Badman Mike » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:28 pm

lets be honest the vast majority of people rping grimy crack smoking hookers only do it to validate their rp and ego. its obvious you know what ur doing otherwise u wouldnt of started rping with an organised crime fac straight off the bat or advertised your thread all of the place. here are a few tips though!!

rp injecting heroin to show inferior roleplays u aren't afraid to be gritty
get notoriety from mafias who want to use your roleplay for their character development threads
fuck a mafioso until he catches feelings, and slowly break out of the prostitution game to be with him
suffer hardships and drug relapses until you fall pregnant and have a child
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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by whore » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:38 pm

Badman Mike wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:28 pm
lets be honest the vast majority of people rping grimy crack smoking hookers only do it to validate their rp and ego. its obvious you know what ur doing otherwise u wouldnt of started rping with an organised crime fac straight off the bat or advertised your thread all of the place
Or I'm just trying to roleplay the best possible character and not get stuck into a revolving door of just e-sex

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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by Charlie Brown » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:22 pm

yeah u cynical fuck mike

anyways my tip for you is to be careful where you do your thing. Idk why but a few people see it as their right and duty to report your roleplay if they see it. Be very discreet

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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by knppel » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:00 pm

While there are a bunch of people out there who expect fancy erotic novels for their e-money, usually a one liner does perfectly fine to serve the purpose.
"/me has sexual intercourse with Firstname_Lastname" really covers all eventualities and possible positions in the kamasutra.

And very important, do not let certain people tell you ooc what you should charge whatfor. You wanna make a living ic after all, not only "realistic" screenshots. If you go ic and actually charge 50 LS-dollar, people will laugh and toss money at you. Been there, done that. On an alt.

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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by Scary Eire » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:40 pm

Perhaps get involved with a faction or some players that you trust to offer you some kind of protection or safety gurantee for a cut of your profits. It offers endless opportunities.

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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by Principessa » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:35 am

I had the most fun role-playing as Paige Andrews, a hooker for the Los Payasos MC back in the day. Here is my screenshot thread for her if you ever want to draw inspiration: https://forum.ls-rp.io/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=631629

I think I had the most fun role-playing Paige because I was role-playing with a faction instead of by myself on the streets. I was fortunate enough to role-play with people who were knowledgeable about sex work on the streets / role-playing a pimp. I think it's good you've found a faction to role-play with already.

Like others have said, make sure your character is not just a prostitute, but a human being first. Show other types of role-play besides turning tricks and chasing your next high. I made that mistake for a while, and I got bored fast.

Read up about sex work and sex trafficking in your free time if you're serious about it. If you need book or article recommendations, I can give you some. One of my favorite books is actually a memoir written by a sex worker: https://www.amazon.com/Indecent-Make-Fa ... 1580051693

I saw in one of your screenshots you charged a couple thousand dollars. I think that seems too much. I used to charge $500-$900 on my hooker characters and that was enough for what they needed it for (drugs). It's up to you, though.

I also noticed your character works in Idlewood. That may not be the best spot if you want worthwhile role-play. Maybe consider looking for another spot in the city. Some areas my hooker characters would work in were the Jefferson Motel, a motel in Fort Carson, the alleyways downtown, and Star Street (or w/e it's called now). Be smart about it.

Street hookers tend to work out of motels/hotels too, so maybe have the client meet your character at a motel room instead of the client's house or car. You'll avoid a lot of shitty kidnap RP.

Another thing I'd suggest would be online "escort" ads in the City Life or Classifieds section on here. You can reach a lot more people that way. Here is an example: https://forum.ls-rp.io/viewtopic.php?f= ... e#p8302543

I don't think I've ever RPed anything worse than "/me has sex with so-and-so." If I ever ran into someone demanding more RP (yep, it happens) I'd take it IC and call the pimp for help. Don't feel obligated to role-play something you're uncomfortable with just because you role-play a certain type of character.

I like that your hooker character has a daughter. I think it'll add a lot more depth to your story and offer unique role-play opportunities.

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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by R.Hout » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:58 am

Do what you feel is right. Other people with slander you for this and that. Nobody truly knows how to actually portray one unless you've been in that lifestyle and mindset.

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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by whore » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:38 am

Thank you guys so much for the responses so far, I'm taking them all into account special thanks to Knnpel and Principessa

Your Paige Andrews ss and video was addicting to read

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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by Dan beaver » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:00 am

Do heroin, smoke meth (optional), buy condoms, live off McDonalds, buy cheap, slutty clothing, have long conversations with johns about how you're on methadone and how you're doing a program and trying to get work but it just isn't happening. Learn how to roleplay a heroin addict that smokes methamphetamine. They are fiends who will do anything for their next hit. Sometimes hookers rob clients. Don't be shy about buying drugs - a hooker would approach a dealer and say "Babe, can I get a 50?" and she'd have enough heroin to get high. She might even shoot it up in front of you while you hold the flashlight from your phone on her arm so she can see. Ask yourself questions such as, how much does my character care about her health? Does she give blowjobs with a condom on or without? Would she take extra money to have sex without a condom, despite the risks of catching an STI? Or would she say "Have you got another 50 babe?" So many things you can do, hit me up if you'd like more ideas.

Also, another thing to consider is that most of the people you roleplay with will have no idea how to approach this type of roleplay. If I were you, and some noob tried to kidnap me for example, I would report it. You don't have to be subjected to that kind of subpar roleplay.

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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by PrettyKasztan » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:15 pm

If I rped a hooker i'd never do any of that e sex shit
Hanging out with random street people and doing petty crimes (none of that m4 driveby) and i would consider myself a hoodrat or something like that :D
doing drugs also
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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by .Dion. » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:26 pm

I believe finding a pimp who is involved in organized crime is also a must.

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Re: Tips on Roleplaying a Street Hooker?

Post by Dan beaver » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:46 pm

.Dion. wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:26 pm
I believe finding a pimp who is involved in organized crime is also a must.
Not really necessary, not a lot of street prostitutes have pimps anymore. Organised crime rings do recruit women to become prostitutes, however (just not street based).

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