delve a little deeper....
My mother has known what I do for a couple of years now. It's not been easy and it's strained our relationship somewhat. However, we are working on it and I have not been disinherited or sent to a mental asylum for loose women. She brought up the topic of 'what I do' yesterday and uttered the lines (which I have heard many a time)
'But don't you have to see awful, yucky men?' I told her no and that my clients were very nice and clean and mostly lovely.
'But aren't they the sort of men who can't find girlfriends?' she insists.
'No, most of them are married' (ignoring implication that everyone actually wants a girlfriend) I say.
'Oh!' (she looks confused) 'But why would a married man need to pay for sex?'
I am now slightly incredulous. 'Because they don't get any sex at home!'
(Mother now incredulous) 'Really? How odd.'
She stops to take this in and I have to stop myself from thinking too much about why my mother would assume that all married couples have sex. I should be pleased that after forty odd years of marriage my parents have a sex life, but at the same time Ewwwww, no no no! Bad thoughts.
She then started on about 50 Shades of Grey and now that she has a Kindle might read it. I told her not to. I think it might be a bit much for her, not to mention that it's badly written and edited and gives a bad, unrealistic, unhealthy take on 'that kind of thing'. I did not want to have to explain what BDSM meant. Although, I did wonder for a minute whether kinks were inherited genetically...