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Reviewing The Reviewers

Let me begin by saying I love all the people who take the time to review my book. When you consider all the other things there are to do in the world. Pinterest, Facebook, check your Tweet hits, go shopping, read another book, watch TV, it is an endless list. I am very guilty of […]

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Sensors KINDLY go and get fucked!!!!

I put this vid up as a giggle, I found it very funny and thought others would as well. This slice of film resonated with me because my book is all about the false promises of or the misrepresentation of sex in media. When I think about the images I get sent…Lordy your hair would curl. So […]

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Giving away your daughter

Last night was an interesting and terribly emotional evening that bought up some very interesting issuess for me. My baby girl, the love of my life, believes that she has met the man of her dreams, the “one”, her soul mate. I have met him too and he is amazing! They are madly in love […]

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Sex Worker Discrimination/Bias

Is this a case of SexWorker discrimination ? If my book was about surviving an eating disorder or fighting in Afghanistan, would I have recieved this response….? How about a simple, “Thank you for considering my agency but at this time I am not taking on new projects”. Love some feedback here.

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My Favourite Book Review Yet…..

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What Makes A Man A Good Lover

I am one of the majority of women who for the life of me cannot climax from penetration sex. And God knows it is not from lack of trying. If there is anyone in the entire world who can say that they have tried every possible angle, toy, man, object, rhythm, position, vegetable, dick it’s […]

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Email to my husband

I have missed you so much while you have been away, I can’t wait for you to get home Friday. So I decided to rent us a room in a little place called Shag Town. It has awesome reviews; in fact over 20,000 satisfied customers have left 7/10 stars or greater. Views and scenery are […]

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Let me pose a question……..

Variety of dick is the spice of life…. Who has Indian food every night for dinner? Do you go on holiday to the same hotel every year? Ladies; had the same hair colour or style for more than ten years? Chances are there is three straight no’s to the mini-quiz above. But surely I am […]

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Prostitution: Right or Wrong?

Prostitution, why does it upset us so? Noun 1. The practice or occupation of engaging in sex with someone for payment. 2. The corrupt use of one’s talents or opinion for personal or financial gain. Sex-workers are overtly resented or hated the world over. Yet is remains a thriving industry in every corner of the […]

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My Nom De Plume, now has her own Credit Card

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Humbled By a Book Review…. Thanks @marissatjoegito

[Book Review] Eve – Memoirs of an International Sex Worker August 12, 2015Amazing Discoveries, Uncategorized, What’s Newannika, book review, cleeve, eve, sex workerPeriplus By : Marissa Tjoegito (@marissatjoegito) To be honest, I applaud people who bravery to put pen to paper and expose themselves to the entire world especially for those exposing prostitution. Then after […]

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Former Sexworker; You Must Have Issues…

You Have Issues If I had a dollar for every time have heard that! Yet I still don’t understand it’s significance. Is it not akin to saying the sun is hot, or those flowers are beautiful? I have loads of issues, don’t we all? I simply do not believe that I have any more issues […]

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The Original Version

  It is truly gut retching to have an editor draw red pen over your life, my life, not a piece of creative writing that I imagined into being. It was akin to saying; “This aspect of your life is unacceptable to the reading public”. Please read my chapter as I originally intended it. (spelling […]

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Stress, Stigma & Sexwork

There is a well known story that every parent can relate to…… child playing in the park, having a great time, then by no fault, the child slips, and crashes to the ground putting it’s tiny two front teeth through it’s lip. Blood is pouring down it’s trembling chin. The sound of all the other […]

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Professional Review of “Eve: Memoirs of an International Sex Worker”

Eve Memoirs of an International Sex Worker Monsoon Books Despite the title brandishing “International Sex Worker,” most of this memoir takes place on Australian soil. This book is actually a revelation of how a fifteen year old turns to sex work and how a single mother supports herself and her child in this industry working […]

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Raising kids is easy, raising great kids is near imposible on a budget and on your own.

Do we expect more from our mothers than our fathers? As a sex worker I was constantly amazed at the lack of knowledge my clients had about their families; How old is your eldest? “I don’t know nine or ten by now”. If a mother made the same statement would I be equally amazed? Are […]

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Heart Warming Letter

Subject: Mattress Actress Dear  Annika I’ve just finished reading your book. I’m a 53 year old man with 3 kids living in England. At the beginning I was horrified by the lack of love, trust and affection that you describe and the prevalence of this amongst the other working girls in your story. It is […]

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How To Treat Your Sexworker

Since my book came out I have become a veritable Pied Piper of sexworkers of all varieties. I have to admit I love them all, I had missed my little chin wags with other working girls when I left the industry.  So all this new communication is adored. All the funny requests, costumes, crazy names called […]

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No condom please.

I decided to share this image from my website because I get about four of these such enquiries a day. I welcome discussion on this request. Because from my way of thinking, for there even to be the question there must be someone offering this service. Bigger question….. who would take the risk and pay […]

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Calling Ewan McGregor…….

Dear Ewan McGregor, Yesterday my husband told me that he is going fishing for 3 weeks. He told me to be good while he was gone, and I said, “yeh but that doesn’t include Ewan McGregor right?”. Then he said “ok, fine if Ewan McGregor comes to town, makes contact with you, invites you to […]

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Who did you become Annika?

Like everyone my childhood shaped who I became, but I just can’t remember it. My adult years started at aged nine, helping in my families business, or raising my endless supply of siblings and cousins that seemed to live with us. I was the eldest. I modelled my adult self on Mrs Brady from the […]

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What would you say is a quality that others admire in you?

I HAD AN INTERESTING WORK QUESTION THROWN AT ME THIS WEEK. Please try to answer the question your selves. Attached are my responses (which they said were “unorthodox”. What people like and admire about me… My goodness, what a question!? I have been defined as a bulldog, on account of my tenacity. I am like […]

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The Insecurities of a Former Sex-Worker

As I sit on the precipice of some very serious surgery (Gastric Banding) I ask myself why am I doing this? I already know how I got here; since a recent accident I developed a hip injury which limits my ability to exercise. Add to this some medication that increases appetite and hey presto I’m […]

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I’m A Muse…….

Annika I thoroughly enjoyed your book. I am especially glad you survived the trials and tribulations with such a great attitude and that all is well now. I must say I used you as a muse for one of my characters in my novel Just One More… coming out in April. If you like I […]

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Gay Panic 2SER 107.3 Radio Interview

Hi Guys Thanks again for having me, here is the results of your interview. I love that we are spreading the message, that sex workers are REAL people too, with a past, present and future. Our choice of work is just one aspect of our lives, and by no means the sum of ourselves. Lots […]

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Imagine Me, Minus the Sex Worker

I saw myself again today. Or the me that I would have been. Had I had the perfect family. Had I had not been Cleo. Sitting across from me was this lovely looking women, she wore her hair just as I like to wear it, bright red not strawberry natural red, but like channel lipstick […]

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What Are Fake Emotions? ask a sex-work client

I have stolen this post, because it was tooooooo precious to limit to just one site. He is a brilliant writer and a man who knows his heart, please take 5 mis to read a punters perspective. What are fake emotions? Posted on September 12, 2013 by sexworkclients Recently I was strongly challenged on my […]

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Your bedroom is a confessional…

The Confessional My little boudoir held magical powers at times, it seemed to draw out gentlemen’s innermost secrets. Much like your local hairdresser or bartender, clients feel that they are in a place where they won’t be judged. The only difference here is that all secrets are told post coital and completely naked, thus all […]

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Write Annika’s Resume Competition……

Help me write a kick ass resume. All entries to be submitted via email. Program Manager – Asia Representing a global organisation with a mission to end modern slavery in our generation by mobilising a global activist movement, generating the highest quality research, enlisting business and raising unprecedented levels of capital to drive change in […]

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The Daily Mercury

No journo get’s everything right, and here is no exception. I was 12 when I left Mackay. But I need to add three cheers for a journo who told a positive story, and managed to leave out any hint of victim in the article.

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US & Australian book charts – Mattress Actress is Shining

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Right To Be Wrong By Joss Stone

Disclaimer….. The above is mere ranting’s from my brain about parenting. None of the below are the true actions of Poppy The song is a plea from all the dumbass new adults in the world who wish to try all the adult activities that they have ever dreamed of. But previously have been protected by […]

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Annika’s Prime-Ministerial Acceptance Speech

Dear Citizens of New Australia What you want is frequently at odds with what is right thus not all change will please everyone but hopefully we are doing what is right for my new nation. thank you all for having the foresight and confidence to elect me your Supreme Commander and Queen of this new […]

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Lady Justice is supposed to be blind

If you to believe that the penalty for rape should not be determined by the occupation of the victim. Please join me in becoming vocal about the disparity in justice for the victims. Rape of a sex-worker should not be a lesser crime. Justice is a women and she is supposed to be blind, but […]

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ANZAC Day behind the red door……

Excerpt from Mattress Actress……. ANZAC Day was always the busiest day of the year for phone calls. From eleven am you would start to get calls from sweet old drunk vetrans. ‘Hey love, you working today? I’m looking for a busty young thing about a size twelve. Do you think you can help?’ ‘Sure let […]

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A Male Perspective of Mattress Actress

Hi Annika… I thought I should write and tell you what I thought of the book. I’d Left it at work when I went on holidays and started when I got back. I skimmed it quickly before getting ready to start and I didn’t like what I read. Not because it was bad, far from […]

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Writings From My Best Receptionist; Tina

I knew about Annika well before I met her. I worked for a string of girls that to put bluntly ‘couldn’t organise a root in a brothel’. Not that I needed them to, as I would’ve been out of a job if they could. A girl I was temporarily answering phones for continually brought Annika […]

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My True Identity

For those who haven’t read Mattress Actress, visited my website www.annikacleeve.com, heard me on the radio, seen me on channel 10 or read my various published articles in major newspapers and magazines, I write about my life getting into the sex industry, living in the sex industry and getting out of the sex industry. Long […]

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Yet another awsome fan letter.

Dear Annika I just bought your book today and read it all in a couple of hours, I couldn’t put it down. I couldn’t believe half of the stuff I read! (Not that i didn’t believe you) It just really opened my eyes to stuff that you always hear about but never think actually happens […]

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Best letter ever…..

Dear Annika Congratulations on a fine book, I am genuinely moved by your story. It is well written, informative and emotionally intelligent. I think the themes you share are universal and I was surprised to find your voice articulating many unformed thoughts and feelings that I share . Thanks also for shining a light into […]

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Prostitution: Right or Wrong?

Prostitution, why does it upset us so? Noun 1. The practice or occupation of engaging in sex with someone for payment. 2. The corrupt use of one’s talents or opinion for personal or financial gain. Sex-workers are overtly resented or hated the world over. Yet is remains a thriving industry in every corner of the […]

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May I please open an account in a false name?

I have spent the last two hours chatting with my female bank manager about opening an account in a false name (the joy). “Why do you need an account in a different name? “Because I was a hooker for nearly 20 years and wrote a kick-ass book which is now making me ever richer than […]

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How To Be A Pro

Sex work is much like any job, you have good days and bad days. You have to suck it up when your boss yells at you, because to do otherwise could mean the loss of your job. That is a professional response to a professional situation. Some days while I was working I wished there […]

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My 1st Day In The Big City Brothel.

An excerpt from Mattress Actress. The seventeen year-old Annika has just started working at a high-class brothel in Sydney, and we pick up the action just after her first trip to a sexual health clinic. That evening I fronted up to work ten minutes early and Louise greeted me. She took me into what’s called […]

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