No Piece of A$$…

There is an argument that often comes up on forums to which a variety of escorts contribute (review boards, community forums, etc.). The argument can come from escorts themselves or from clients. It is exactly as the title of this post reads: “No piece of ass is worth x.”

I often wonder why people have such a hard time believing that somebody can charge what we high-end escorts charge for our time and companionship. The truth is, people pay us. I don’t garner as much as some ladies do in this profession, but I do well for myself.

Having become somewhat jaded in this endeavor, I expect to see this argument from clients who can’t afford me. I also expect to see it from escorts who don’t believe we actually get what we charge. But it is interesting to see this argument from so-called feminists.

No- according to these people, our ability to garner the income we do is attributed to pimps. Of course we couldn’t be smart enough to charge x amount- only a pimp could get that for us. After all, we’re just whores, right? Perhaps. But this reasoning rests on the premise that pimps are smarter than we are.

Thanks for the vote of confidence, ladies.šŸ˜‰

“But great cities are full of women who can earn their next meal by raising their skirts. It is the ones who keep you in thrall to more than their snatches who command the houses and the gowns to go with them. And for that they have to first love themselves.”

–Bucino, In the Company of the Courtesan

4 Responses

  1. I don’t understand why many feminists are pro-choice when it comes to abortion, but are not supportive when it comes to a woman’s right to choose how to earn a living.

  2. It’s good to see you here and posting.

  3. Throughout a few years of navigating through this business, I’ve learned that the rate I charge determines the type of client that I attract.

    I enjoy my average-income clients who can only afford to see me occasionally just as much as those who can afford to see me once a week at my standard rate.

    I sometimes make exceptions for men that I’ve developed a regular relationship with and I know that they could not see me otherwise.

    And on some days, I really appreciate those guys who can only pay me for half an hour, far below my standard fee. They’re in and out, they’re simple, they’re kind and they’re probably busy like I am. They’re great for in between classes or in between other clients.

    I try not to be too rigid about the money, my lifestyle is simple and I have what I need. Doing sex work allows me to set my own schedule and charge as much or as LITTLE as I’d like. I don’t necessarily want to spend time exclusively with the clients that come through advertising minimum hour appt’s for thousands of dollars.

    Although I do attract those calls from time to time.

    I like being able to be flexible, but I guess I’ll never be famous for that the way that the jet-setting courtesan is.

    Darn!

    Not charging a rate that prevents working-class men from buying my services means that I love myself any less, or that my clients are any less respectable or deserving of my time.

    LIFE requires an immense ammount of self-respect. Period.

    An hourly rate does not determine the amount of respect that a sex worker has for herself. It’s much more reflective of the geographic market that one is in.

  4. I read the Bucino book a few months ago and loved it. I also love that it was narrated by a pimp who is realistic about the risks and hardships of his business. And the delicate emotional balance that Fiammetta needs to maintain. It’s very expensive and stressful to be Fiammetta!

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