She sent him a text message that said, "Thank you so much - I've had the experience of a lifetime. You're an amazing person that's [sic] made me very happy. As she tells me this, Davies starts to cry. It was a moment of feeling self-worth and feeling special, feeling like I was someone It had been a long time, "a hell of a long time, probably the majority of my marriage, to be quite honest" - since anyone had made Davies feel that way.
He is lovely to me, he makes me feel like a woman. It's business, but I still feel very desirable with him. Davies is now a semi-regular client of James. When he comes to the hotel room, she now knows to leave the money on the side table before they start. She also feels her time with him has helped clarify her relationship with her husband, settled old scores about his affairs - at least in her mind - and made her reconsider the potential for other men in her life. It's impossible to determine how many male escorts work in Australia, but agencies and workers will tell you there are more female sex workers than male, and definitely more male-for-male sex workers than male-for-female.
Exclusively heterosexual male escort work is still a niche industry in Australia. The market is so new that Cameron Cox, of Sydney's Sex Workers' Outreach Project, says that five years ago one Sydney escort agency even approached gay male sex workers to do "straight for pay". But every straight male escort I spoke to said business had only picked up since they started working.
The industry may be boutique, but if you're good, your client base will grow. Over the past year, James may only have had 30 clients, but many are repeat customers who book him every fortnight. Women like Davies - caught in unhappy relationships - form part of James's clientele, but he is also hired by businesswomen who need a date, young women, married couples and men who want to watch him having sex with their wives. Similarly, there's no such thing as a "typical escort".
If you're interested in escorting and don't resemble a muscled, waxed calendar boy, you needn't despair. In the US, there is an escort named Sugar Weasel who will, upon request, arrive at your home or hotel dressed as a white-bodied clown. Another male escort named Vincent splits time between Washington DC and Toronto and describes himself as an "adult entertainment entrepreneur".
Vincent is in his 70s. Apparently, both are popular. John Oh, 41, is a cm, Sydney-based male escort with pale skin, prematurely grey hair and big hands. He looks like a handsome naturopath. Most of his clients are older women who have teenage or grown-up children and the idea of having sex with someone in their 20s gives them the creeps. Forty-seven is a very specific age, I say. A lot of women get to 47 and find themselves single again.
Oh's one-bedroom Sydney apartment, which he rents exclusively for sex work, is a slick, modern affair that resembles a hotel suite. There's a stainless-steel kitchen, a large flat-screen TV hooked up to music, and an acoustic guitar on a stand.
The mattress on the bedroom floor doesn't have a base and still has crumpled sheets, most likely from his last booking, which only finished an hour before we meet. When a client visits Oh, he'll buzz her in and then they'll share a cup of tea or a glass of wine. It's all rather wholesome.
His next step is always to offer a massage so he can initiate more physical contact without the client having to request it. They've come out of a relationship - a marriage of 20 or 30 years - so they may have had very few partners in their lives. The prospect of getting back into dating is hugely intimidating. What they're looking for is a soft beginning.
Her seven-year relationship with a woman had ended and she wanted to ease herself back into the world of men without resorting to the bar and club scene. Ward is a likeable, energetic year-old, based in Sydney, who works as a cosmetic surgery nurse - "Botox, fillers, that sort of thing" - and has an infectious toucan squawk of a laugh.
She wears sequinned, body-hugging clothes and has bold magenta streaks in her hair. You get the sense she'd have no problems picking up anyone of either sex. Ward also felt self-conscious about her weight at the time.
She is athletic and healthy-looking when we meet, but weighed more than kilograms when she broke up with her partner.
As a bigger woman, she didn't like the prospect of going to a bar by herself. She made the booking, had her hair and make-up done, took the day off work and booked a hotel in Potts Point. Wearing a double-denim ensemble, he has tanned skin, dark shiny hair, calf-like brown eyes and a stud in his left ear. At 27, he is already a veteran of the industry. The first time he was paid for sex, he was Finally, she asked him what time he finished his shift, adding, "Since I paid you for your services, can you return the favour?
He figured he'd earned a lot of money in a short period of time, and that hospitality wages weren't great. He also found the woman attractive. It was a sexy scenario. At first, he signed with an agency, but didn't get any work for six months. So he took matters into his own hands, got some professional photos taken and started his own website.
Most of the time he can get and maintain an erection naturally, though he adds, "If my head space is not there, I'm stressed or I've got other stuff going on in my personal life The last time "it" happened - or, to be more precise, didn't happen - was a job he turned down last year that involved a heterosexual couple who booked him for a threesome: He's never slept with a man, despite it being a popular request.
I'm not physically attracted But extreme fetishes - peeing and pooping - no. John Oh agrees, adding that finding yourself being desired is a huge turn-on in itself.
Christian is the most expensive escort I meet. Instinctively, I understand why: Christian is in his mids, tall and toned, with insanely white teeth. He looks like a Brazilian underwear model.
But there's another reason Christian warrants such a high price: Christian settled on his escort monicker 10 years ago - long before the erotic romance novel, Fifty Shades of Grey , was published. A former escort herself and a dead ringer for the Australian actor Essie Davis, Missy adds that there are a lot more females nowadays demanding the Christian Grey experience.
When clients call Missy and enquire about Christian, they'll often ask whether specific passages - taken line for line from the book - can be re-created during the booking. Christian works through Missy's agency, Platinum X, and benefits from her rigorous screening of potential clients. Over the phone and on email, Missy assesses each potential client's needs and matches them to the most suitable escort on her books.
She's also there to protect her escorts, ensuring clients don't become too emotionally attached to any particular one. Where is he and what's he doing today? I politely cut them off and say, 'Christian is on other bookings. Alternatively, use our escort service and have one or two of our ladies meet you at your home or hotel. Call us right now to speak to one of our very friendly ladies who will help you find a woman perfect for your needs and desires and will send one of our lovely ladies to your home or hotel.
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