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Click here for your virtual girlfriend: Digital intimacy in the age of corona

Sex workers saw their incomes disappear overnight when COVID restrictions were announced. Meanwhile the loneliness of their clients, many of them regulars, intensified. In becoming a digital ‘virtual girlfriend’, sex worker Jenna Love found a mutually satisfying solution. Josie Hess spoke to Love and one of her clients. 

Story by Josie Hess



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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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