I had grown up in a repressive small town and I was, at that time, looking to understand my own sexuality. I have never attached my self-worth to some idea of virginity or monogamy, but I still had not really explored many of my desires.
I was meeting people living alternative lifestyles, and, as I got to know them, the stereotypes that I had built up started to come apart. During this time I was in my mid-twenties, and I had an active sex life. Within seconds I had many responses, and after about a week of talking to a few people, I decided to meet a dentist at a hotel. Eventually, I chose to work as an escort exclusively. At that time, the reason I gave up my programming job was the free time. I was caring for a family member with a serious illness — the free time and money was a huge benefit.
However, I have always been concerned about how the social and legal issues may affect my future and the people that I love. What kind of clients do you have? They tend to be doctors, lawyers, and businessmen looking to get away for a few hours in the middle of the day.
Almost all of my clients are married. I rarely got the opportunity to find out if the wives were ok with it, but I did see several couples, so I assume they were ok with it. I insist that they give me their full names and their place of work so that I can contact them there before we meet.
I also check their identification when we meet. I also use verification companies, which assist escorts in verification of clients. For a fee, I can call in and they will tell me if the client has a history of giving the girls problems, where he works, and his full name. If I was touring then there were extra expenses such as travel costs, hotels, and more advertising costs. That said, my choice to become an escort had a definite cost associated with it beyond the advertising, photos, and websites.
I believe it is close to impossible to have a healthy relationship while working. So it can be a lonely life. In addition, hiding my job from my friends and family proved to be difficult for many reasons.
How do you think prostitution would change if it were legalised? Would you want your own child to become a prostitute? If the social and legal ramifications were gone, I think that being an escort might be like being a therapist I have never been a therapist, so my knowledge is obviously limited. Like most escorts, a therapist sells his or her skills by the hour.
A therapist also has to meet people for the first time not knowing who is walking in the door. Many have their own offices and work alone. In addition, the session is generally private and requires discretion. If I had a child, I would hope that they would feel empowered, and have the opportunity to do whatever they desire to do, and that they would be in charge of their own sexuality. This job has its downsides, though, and can take a high toll on a person.
Former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss told ABC News that for rich, busy men, the convenience and predictability of using expensive prostitution rings are worth the price.
Though Austin said there is a huge distinction between legal brothels and illegal operations, the Emperor's Club's alleged rates didn't strike her as unusual. Fleiss said that while the prices may seem exhorbitant to some, it's all relative, especially when a client's income is taken into account.
Fleiss said that her affluent patrons often paid more than the flat rate, partly because their ultradeep pockets wouldn't feel the pinch. If a wealthy man "sees a girl and has a great time and he gives her ten grand, who cares? Fleiss said that for her customers, she honored requests that men had for different kinds of women. She once, for instance, found "gigantic, gigantic girls" for a client who preferred heavy-set women.
Austin said that at her brothels, it's often older, more experienced women who command the higher rates. The young girl a lot of times just starting out doesn't have all the necessary tools.
That comes with age, and it comes with practice. It's like taking a rookie baseball player versus a seasoned baseball player, if you know what I mean. What else are patrons paying for? Though Spitzer's very public outing and other high-profile cases may indicate otherwise, discretion is also considered a key benefit of high-priced prostitution operations.
Fleiss, who served time in jail following her convictions, refused to release her clients' names during court proceedings. Austin said she would go to jail before disclosing her clients' identities. At Austin's businesses and other legal Nevada brothels, customers benefit from a state law requiring prostitutes to undergo weekly health screenings.
Fleiss said that even at illegal operations, high-earning prostitutes tend to be healthy because they can afford to eat right and have regular medical checkups. For call girls, staying healthy is also important to maintaining their looks and their earning prowess, she said. But the glamorous side of high-end prostitution operations and escort services -- beautiful women and big bucks -- pale when compared with the risks, said Tracy Quan, a former prostitute and author whose experiences inspired her novel "Diary of a Married Call Girl.
Quan said that when she worked for escort services in , she lived in constant fear of getting caught. The businesses, she said, "were always being hassled by the police; they were always being closed down or shaken down. Anti-prostitution activists argue that the distinctions between working for a high-priced ring or on the street are irrevelant. I don't want to be hit or stabbed," said Dr.
But in Fleiss' opinion, working for a high-end service still beats the street corner. That's a lot of work for the girl. The Perks of High-End Prostitution. Send News to Your Computer. Lawmakers head home without passing immigration bill.
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