Sayuki says she's never been asked to do anything she doesn't want to from a customer. "The perception is that geisha engage in prostitution if the price is right," she says. "Sex has never been part of the geisha's job."

If geisha decide to have a relationship with a customer, Sayuki says it is not because of any professional obligation. "Geisha women, like any other women, fall in love and they might have affairs, but it's never, ever part of the job," she says.


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