Alice Little is a legal sex worker, intimacy expert and sex educator, and a YouTuber. She is passionate about getting to know people and helping them enrich intimacy and romance n their lives. Little is the owner of the website theAliceLittle.com and Youtube channel Alice Little TV.
Where did you grow up and what was your childhood like? Did you have any particular experiences/stories that shaped your adult life?
I was born in Ireland and spent my first 5 years there before moving to New York. Growing up around horses resulted in me having a deep passion for equines, an activity I still enjoy to this day! Being able to lean into my passions has carried over to all that I do- I’m deeply passionate about sex work and intimacy.
What is something you wish you would’ve realized earlier in your life?
Live life rather than moving through life. Savor the good moments, and make as many memories as possible. Experiences are worth more than items- go out, and experience life!
What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?
That sex work is just about sex. That simply isn’t true- so much of what I do is about connection, communication, and intimacy.
Tell me about one of the darker periods you’ve experienced in life. How you came out of it and what you learned from it?
Two summers ago, a small religious group sought to criminalize the legal brothels. In response to this, I spearheaded the Lyon County Freedom movement and set up a series of town halls throughout the county to educate the public as to who sex workers are, and the services we provide. We ended up winning, with a 3 to 1 margin in our favor! It taught me so much about advocacy and education!
What is one thing that you do that you feel has been the biggest contributor to your success so far?
I try to learn all I can and understand things as fully as possible. Each day, I spend at least one hour reading about a topic that’s relevant to my career!
What is your morning routine?
I typically wake up around 7 am and spend the first hour of the day tending to my animals, making the bed, enjoying breakfast, and stretching. I find this routine helps to set the tone for the rest of my day!
What habit or behavior that you have pursued for a few years has most improved your life?
Breathing exercises and stretching- there’s nothing I’ve found to be more energizing than taking time to ground myself and set a positive intention for my entire day.
What are your strategies for being productive and using your time most efficiently?
I create a realistic schedule and build in several 20 to 30-minute breaks. I find this allows me to accomplish far more than if I just powered through the workday!
What book(s) have influenced your life the most? Why?
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a fantastic read and has really helped me to find perspective in life. I also am a tremendous fan of Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha. It’s one of the most progressive books in regards to intimacy and has helped shaped many of my views regarding intimacy.
Do you have any quotes you live by or think of often?
We can choose to act or choose to react. One brings us closer to understanding- the other takes us further away. Taking time to pause and think through your choices before making them is absolutely life-changing!