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A 27-year-old who claims to be America's best paid legal sex worker has shared intimate details about her job - which she says can earn her a staggering $1 million a year.
Alice Little, who was born in Ireland and now lives in Carson City, Nevada, first began working in the legal sex trade in 2016, however she slams suggestions that her work is focused solely on wearing 'skimpy sexy lingerie' and 'shaking her booty', insisting that the bulk of her job involves helping couples 'rediscover intimacy'.
'Nothing ever felt as fulfilling as working in a legal brothel. It fits me perfectly,' she said in a first-person piece written for HuffPo, in which she explains how she first started working at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, and why she loves her chosen career so much.
Opening up: Alice Little, from Ireland, has opened up about her life as the highest paid legal sex worker in the U.S.
Passion: Alice, who moved to the U.S. at the age of five, said she never thought about working in the sex industry or becoming a 'lady of the night' when she was growing up
Alice's work at the brothel sees her teaching clients different techniques and helping people overcome problems including the 'crushing social shame of virginity', and medical problems such as erectile dysfunction.
The 27-year-old, who admitted to being able to enjoy several sexual relationships at once, offers individual sessions as well as couple bookings, which she said can help improve two people's intimacy issues.
'Having an expert like me show you how to engage in flogging, spanking, roping, role-play, domination and more can bring a new thrill to your sex life,' she said.
While working with couples, she also addresses a number of topics including each partner's 'favorite positions' and their deepest sexual fantasies. She also experiments with couple's interested in threesomes, BDSM and kink.
'Having someone on your side, cheering you on, can make a big difference,' she said.
Having moved to the US from Ireland at the age of five, Alice said she had never thought about working in the sex industry and becoming a 'lady of the night' when she was growing up.
In fact, she had previously tried her hand at a number of different professions before becoming a sex worker, including having a 'brief stint' at being a horse jockey.
However, she struggled to find a career that combined her main interests - her love for human interaction with something that made her feel 'passion'.
Eventually, after realizing that working in the sex industry might satisfy her, Alice went to the Moonlite Bunny Ranch - a legal, licensed brothel located just outside Carson City, Nevada - in 2016.
Although she initially planned on staying at the brothel for just a few months, Alice discovered a passion for the work she could do there and has remained at the ranch ever since.
She explained that she is a sapiosexual, someone who finds intelligence sexually attractive or arousing, which makes it easy for her to detach from the physical element of her interactions with people.
She said: 'As a sapiosexual, I learned early on that I am attracted to the minds of the people I'm around with no concern for their physical bodies.
'I feel no shame about my sexuality, trying new things or being attracted to more than one person at a time. It also helps that I am able to sexually enjoy multiple relationships at once,' she added.
Fulfilled: 'Nothing ever felt as fulfilling as working in a legal brothel. It fits me perfectly,' Alice, who went to Moonlite Bunny Ranch just outside Carson City, Nevada, in 2016, said
Career: Having only intended to go to the legal brothel for a few months, Alice remained at the ranch, where she now currently works
Alice explained that there are often pre-conceived stereotypes associated with those who work in the sex industry.
However, she is determined to make it clear that she chose the career path, and that she is not a 'victim'. She explained: 'I'm a petite Irish lady standing just four feet, eight inches tall.
'I'm well-educated and well-spoken. I'm not the victim of tragic circumstance. I had options and I chose to be a legal sex worker. Yes, on purpose! Despite sex work being so highly stigmatized, I love my job because I get to help people rediscover personal connections and intimacy,' she said.
Alice, who regularly shares sex-related videos, including sex toy reviews, and a variety of different discussions about different topics including masturbation and oral sex, to her 14,000 subscribers on YouTube, explained that she is only available by appointment.
Some of her services include teaching clients different sexual 'techniques' and helping them improve their confidence with sex.
She said: 'All ladies work as independent contractors, which means we're able to choose which services to offer, set our own rates and say no at any time for any reason.
'According to Nevada law, it is only legal to agree upon activities and prices in person. The brothel then handles all payments and takes 50 per cent of whatever we book,' she added.
She explained that legal brothels in Nevada have 'their own vocabulary'. 'Folks can come in, see a lineup and have a brothel party,' she said.
In a video she uploaded to YouTube, Alice explained that 'any paid encounter with a legal sex worker is called a party'.
She said in the video: 'We use this word to differentiate your time at the ranch from any other sex experience or encounter because it truly is a party. Imagine the best parts of sex, romance and intimacy all combined together just the way you'd like it.'
She said the different kinds of parties available include BDSM lessons, threesomes and couple's experiences.
Due to her busy schedule, bookings with Alice, who specializes in 'therapeutic sexual services' and offers both individual and couple services, begin at approximately $2,000.
Breaking down barriers: Alice said she is determined for people to understand that she chose to work in the industry, and that she is not a 'victim'
Confident: 'I'm well-educated and well-spoken. I'm not the victim of tragic circumstance. I had options and I chose to be a legal sex worker. Yes, on purpose,' she said
Wow! Last December, Alice revealed that she had managed to book $1 million in one year, and is 'doubling' the amount made by the 'more successful individuals in our industry'
Meanwhile, Quartz reported that former owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, Dennis Hoff, who passed away last October, said the average 'party', which consists of a 'purely sexual encounter' that lasts less than one hour, typically costs a less pricey $400.
She said: 'I describe myself as the country's highest-earning worker in the world's oldest profession, by which I mean I make more than any other sex worker at any legal brothel in the U.S.'
Alice told Refinery29 last December that she managed to book $1 million in one year after setting out a plan of what she would need to do in order to reach the target.
She said: 'A million dollars divided by 12 became a goal of $84,000 a month. If I have an overnight client every month, which is in the $20,000 range, that brings it down.
'Then I should have a range of five-figure parties between $10,000 and $15,000. If I have three of those, then I would only need to do so many $5,000 parties.
'I set time aside to build connections with my guests and arrange my schedule so I could meet that goal - and now I'm even exceeding that.
'We know, generally speaking, that the more successful individuals in our industry book somewhere between $400,000 and $700,000 in a calendar year.
'I'm almost doubling their performance, and it's really astonishing,' she added.
Although she offers individual services to clients, Alice said she is also considered 'an expert at couple's encounters'.
Growing up, she watched her parents' relationship 'fall apart' as they went through a divorce. 'I struggled to understand it back then, but as I grew older, it dawned on me that their divorce was due, in huge part, to a lack of intimacy and romance,' she said.
She explained that since she started working in the industry three years ago, she believes 'that Americans are facing an intimacy crisis'.
'Couples frequently seek my services to rediscover intimacy, improve bedroom communication, explore safely and fulfill fantasies,' she said.
'I believe seeing a legal sex worker when your relationship needs fine-tuning is just the same as going to a mechanic when your car needs repairs.
'I love working with couples because of the special chemistry that already exists between them. It challenges me to see where I can fit into their equation and work around their dynamic to help enhance it.
She added: 'It gives me pleasure to know that they have entrusted me with one another and have honored me with the privilege of helping them improve their relationship.'
Services: Alice offers services to individuals and couples. She works an average of 60 to 80 hours a week as she is also a sex-educator, often sharing sex-educational articles and videos
Alice explained she has noticed that some people find the prospect of meeting with a legal sex worker 'difficult and scary', while others find it exciting.
She said: 'Regardless, it's my job to support and enhance healthy, open communication. It's the foundation for the positive change that can help to save a troubled marriage or improve one that is already thriving.'
The 27-year-old said she chose the profession because she wanted to help people connect in 'meaningful ways'.
She added: 'I stayed because I love changing the world's intimacy habits, one person at a time.'
Important: Pictured with friends, the 27-year-old (center) said she chose the profession because she wanted to help people connect in 'meaningful ways'
While Alice spends much of her time working with people one-on-one or in couples, there is another element of her work that she says she says people might be 'surprised' about.
Her busy schedule, which sees her working an average of 60 to 80 hours per week, also sees her working as a sex-educator.
She said: 'I write sexual education articles, post sex toy reviews on my YouTube channel, publish an intimacy podcast and more.'
Alice, who took various classes in college including psychology, sociology, history, and anatomy, told Refinery29 that there is much more to her work than how she looks.
Recalling a time when she was asked to 'crawl around' on the floor and 'blow kisses' at the camera for a video being taken by a camera crew, Alice said she asked them to leave the premises.
She explained: 'I'm a professional in my industry. If you want to film what my job looks like, it looks like me doing field research on different scientific studies surrounding sex.
'It looks like me answering emails or doing a sex toy review. It looks like me doing a podcast interview. It does not look like me wearing skimpy sexy lingerie and shaking my booty back and forth or blowing kisses at the camera.
'That's representative of a Hollywood stereotype that I simply am not, nor does that stereotype actually exist.
'They're trying to paint a fake story and to essentially take my professional business and pantomime it and mock it on film. It's just so inappropriate,' she added.