“Say someone wants to take you home—that is an awkward f-cking conversation,” Dixon says.
“At what point do you let them know that one leg is going to be coming off?
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Thanks to her mother, who had always been open and positive about sex, Trace applied at Venus Envy when she was 22 and was hired.
Around the same time, she began masturbating more and figuring out what worked for her body.
“It looks like I was designed to have one leg, like a mermaid’s body,” she says.
Dixon looks every bit the poised, self-possessed Olympian, and she was—except for one area of her life in which she felt painfully insecure.
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