Poli works as a bonded sex worker (Chhukri) in a brothel in Faridpur called CNB Ghat. Like many of her co-workers she is given Oradexon, a steroid drug, by her madam in order to make her look more attractive to prospective clients. One of its side effects is water retention, oedema, which can result in a 'plump' look that is considered attractive among some Bangladeshi men. Oradexon has many other harmful side effects if not correctly administered and can be addictive. ..