No, they really don't. In the majority of people's minds, a 'whore is a whore', no matter how she presents herself. It is rare to find someone who will see any difference. Want an example? The recent issue of photos/videos being leaked from Only Fans and other sites like it. Men and women are commenting about it saying things such as:
If you're selling your body you deserve it.
If you put yourself out there like that, you should expect to have your photos/videos disseminated however it happens.
These are women and men who are not in contact, in person, with their clients, but yet, are still derided for their choices in the same manner.
In the long run, it would be great if people would view sex work as valid work. At that point, sure, look at it all the same, in a positive way.