A sex work and technologist run social enterprise called Assembly Four created and runs Tryst. You can find out a little bit about the three founders Eliza, chendo and Lola on our Twitter accounts. You may know of us from our first project, Switter
In order to have an ad which is live on Tryst, workers must submit photo verification. We use this in combination with a handful of other methods to ensure that the person pictured in the advertisement is real and matches the photos. Of course, like any site offering verified profiles, there is no way for this to be 100% however it does drastically reduce the likelihood of the person being fake. Client side due diligence is always encouraged. We have put together a number of articles in our client guide, to help ensure that clients have the best possible experience on Tryst.
Assembly Four has ties to both the sex industry and the tech world which has allowed for the creation of a unique product that cares for workers in much more explicit ways than other advertising platforms. In the vast majority of cases, sex workers' interests are not being put first by these other platforms. Workers are exploited and put in harms way by platforms that do not have the entrenched security and value system that Tryst.link has built. We try our best to give back where we can by supporting organisations based in harm reduction, sex work, and education. Since the beginning of 2020, and despite COVID-19, we have been able to help financially and technically support over 20 organisations.
We initially set out to provider a hardship program which would allow workers access to free advertising in a time of crisis. After much thought and deliberation, we decided rather than allowing a limited number of users to have free access, we would simply build Tryst in a way which allows anyone to have free access and the potential to be booked. We have found that this has given more people in need access to the platform without acting as gatekeepers.
We do not monitor our Twitter/Switter DM's as we are still a small team who prefer to manage all support tickets via the one channel. The support team are available Monday-Friday 10am-6pm AEST via our support centre and should reply within 3 business days.
We aim to review profile and photo submissions within 3 business days.
We believe that social media is a fantastic way to show clients who you really are. Promotion across our social platforms is optional however if you do choose so you may be promoted across the Tryst Switter and Twitter accounts.
If your profile has been approved and you have received an email from us, congratulations! Your profile is now live on Tryst. If you're scrolling through and can't find your profile anywhere there are a few things you may want to check.
If you still can't find your profile, please send us an email via the support field on your dashboard and we can take a look into this further.
If your profile is still pending and it has been over 3 business days this will likely be because we are waiting on verification information. After your profile has been submitted, we will email you via the email in your profile. Please make sure you check this email as well as your spam to ensure you haven't missed anything. If nothing has been sent through, please send us an email via the support button on your dashboard and we will get this approved for you! :D
Please also make sure you have met the minimum requirements before submitting your profile. Your profile will not be approved without about text or at least 3 photos which meet our photo guidelines.
You can hide your profile at any time from the dashboard for temporary removal, or if you no longer want to be on Tryst at all you can close your account.
Tryst works a little differently to most other ad platforms in that you don't have to fight for the top spot on the homepage to get exposure, nor do you have to pay for expensive bumps. If you'd like to know how to increase your exposure please check out a few of our blog articles where we talk about all things Tryst or check out this article on our support centre.
No. All photos uploaded to your profile on Tryst absolutely must be of you and you must have the rights to use those images.
Not at the moment, but stay tuned, this is a feature we are planning to bring to Tryst.
Yes. Whilst your images don't need to professionally taken they do need to be of high quality.
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