I worked the street for 5 years in my twenties. It was related to addiction and survival and was hellish. I managed to escape without any std's but the objectification and the degradation were the worst parts. The actual sexual acts themselves weren't nearly as bad ( though still never fun) as how humiliated I felt standing on the corner with the general publics abuse day after day. It was also risky and at times scary.
Since then I have contained to hang on to a few erotic massage clients which sometimes leads to oral sex but it's a whole different scene . These are guys that respect me, treat me right , pay me right and respect my boundaries. I actually find the experience empowering as long as I'm in control. I like to use the money to buy sex toys cause the way that I look at it one orgasm given traded for a toy to being me countless orgasms in return is one hell of a deal!