Recently, I was talking to a friend about “extras”, and I jokingly said, “Time plus comfort equals handjobs.”. In the industry, we use the term “extras” to denote any act performed during a dance that is forbidden by the club. However, I only offered them at Mitchell Brothers during my last few years at the club. It took years for me to get to that point because of both my comfort level and local politics. These extras always involved me doing things to the customers; they weren’t allowed to do anything to me. It was a crucial distinction. It’s a lot easier to compartmentalize a condom-covered handjob than a stranger’s dirty fingers inside my body. None of the other clubs I’ve worked at have had completely private rooms, so when I stopped working at The O’Farrell, my handjob money went out the window. There’s no way in hell I’m going to risk getting caught by a co-worker who can see the lap dance through a sheer curtain. It’s unfortunate, because I made a lot more money when I could make men come in under five minutes.