Sex workers around the world are the hardest hit in these times of social distancing.
As the new normal emerges, these sex workers are trying to survive by wearing face shields, hand gloves or maintaining distances by going online
IMAGE: A dancer wearing a face shield dances inside a bar in the Patpong nightlife and sex trade district after the Thailand government eased isolation measures and introduced social distancing, as bars and nightclubs nationwide reopened in Bangkok, July 9, 2020. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
IMAGE: Sex worker Moira Mona puts on make-up at her studio where she creates videos near Amsterdam, June 30, 2020. Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw/Reuters
IMAGE: Sex workers wearing protective face masks and face shields wait for customers in El Alto on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, July 15, 2020. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters
IMAGE: Camila Hormazabal, a 24-year-old sex worker, uses a laptop to connect to the Web and keep an online erotic meeting with a virtual customer in Concepcion, Chile, April 7, 2020.
Hormazabal reinvented herself offering sexual services online after the nightclub where she had worked was closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Juan Gonzalez/Reuters
IMAGE: Dancers wearing face shields take a selfie as they wait for customers in a bar in the Patpong nightlife and sex trade district in Bangkok, July 9, 2020. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
IMAGE: A sex worker sits next to a carton containing disposable bed sheets and gloves after the Greek government released health and safety guidelines for sex workers, in Athens, June 17, 2020. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters
IMAGE: Women dance inside the XXX lounge in the Patpong nightlife and sex trade district in Bangkok, July 1, 2020. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters
IMAGE: A sex worker wearing a protective face mask and a face shield disinfects a room at a club in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, July 15, 2020. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters
Concept: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com.
Production: Ashish Narsale/Rediff.com