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Call Girl Culture: High-priced prostitution one of Hollywood’s dirty little secrets

Call Girl Culture: High-priced prostitution one of Hollywood’s dirty little secrets | Sex Work | Scoop.it
NEW YORK – Last week, TheDirty.com posted a story claiming supermodel and current star of “The Real Housewives of Miami,” Joanna Krupa, had been a high-priced escort who could make $10,000 a night. Krupa and her team immediately and vehemently denied the allegations, and threatened legal action. The story was removed from the site the next day.


Former Manhattan Madam Kristin Davis ran one the most successful high-priced escort services in New York, toting a client list with over 10,000 names until she was busted in 2008. She told FOX411 she did not recognize Krupa as one of the girls that worked for her over the years. But she did recognize her for another reason: Krupa was one of the models whose photos Davis cut and pasted from Maxim.com and others sites to lure customers.


“I used to steal her (Krupa’s) photos. I took her pictures off of Maxim,” Davis said. “Your turnover is really high, so you don’t invest in photos. I would match her up with a girl that looks like her.”


Davis, who served four months in prison and two-and-a-half years probation for promoting prostitution, also said high-priced hookers could bring in much more than the $10,000 rate reported by TheDirty.com.


“I would charge $3,000 an hour, four hours minimum usually, for a top model, with three calls a night. You do the math. It adds up,” Davis said. “The clients were head of industry, athletes, sport stars. You actually want to spend time with them. Girls actually enjoyed it. The mentality of the guy is very appreciative of the girl. The woman you see on the billboard in SoHo just walked through the door.”


It’s that kind of money that makes prostitution a lure for beautiful aspiring models and actresses waiting to get their big break in New York or Los Angeles. And Davis said that even for some already established models and actresses, the money can be too good to give up even once they are getting steady, high-paying legitimate jobs.


“A lot of my girls were top models … Victoria’s Secret, Ford Models,” Davis said. “Say Girl #1 got a L’Oreal commercial, after agencies and taxes, [her] $30,000 [fee] then turns into $20,000. These girls are not normal girls who shop at BeBe. Their lifestyle is outside of their means. That money lasts a month and a half. Some girls have cocaine habits, party a lot, and you’d be surprised, for some [$20,000 lasts] maybe a week.”


Davis said that former call girls have starred in Michael Kors and Gucci campaigns, to name a few high-profile gigs.


Tracy Quan, a former escort and author of “Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl,” now a Daily Beast writer, told FOX411: “I had friends [who were] actors, models, singers, aspiring directors and photographers; that whole world of entertainment, there is compatibility. They’re drawn to the escort world. There’s a sense of drama.”


Although Quan wrote a tell-all about her experiences, most escorts will never reveal their past involvement in prostitution. Davis said she has not and will never reveal names. “I used fake pictures to protect the girls on my website and never used real names. The moment they walked in the office we created a new name and that was how she was known from then on.”


President of Stars Model Management, Timmy Secor, said the ugly side of the beauty business leads some women into escort work.
“It’s the most brutal industry in the world. You’re not selling a car, a product; you’re selling yourself. No other business in the world is like this. It’s impossible to make real money. There are so many beautiful girls and so little jobs; so few people ever make a living at it.”


He added that impressionable model-hopefuls may be lured into the sex industry when their career stagnates. “It definitely happens. There are girls who go to the darker side of modeling; escort services. It happens. We don’t have anything like that here.”

 

By Diana Falzone

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/10/11/call-girl-culture-high-priced-prostitution-one-hollywoods-dirty-little-secrets/#ixzz295Uztfhn


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smoke-n-mirrors: “ Kiss & Sell ” Kiss & Sell – But Never Tell!
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Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

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Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy
by LaShawn Harris (released just this past April)

 

"During the early twentieth century, a diverse group of African American women carved out unique niches for themselves within New York City's expansive informal economy. LaShawn Harris illuminates the labor patterns and economic activity of three perennials within this kaleidoscope of underground industry: sex work, numbers running for gambling enterprises, and the supernatural consulting business. Mining police and prison records, newspaper accounts, and period literature, Harris teases out answers to essential questions about these women and their working lives. She also offers a surprising revelation, arguing that the burgeoning underground economy served as a catalyst in working-class black women ™s creation of the employment opportunities, occupational identities, and survival strategies that provided them with financial stability and a sense of labor autonomy and mobility. At the same time, urban black women, all striving for economic and social prospects and pleasures, experienced the conspicuous and hidden dangers associated with newfound labor opportunities."

 

 

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Date Negotiations

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Date Negotiations Me: Sure, I'll go to dinner with you. But I expect you to pay. Him: Isn't that sexist? Aren't you a feminist? Me: Sexism would be if I assumed all men were expected to pay fo
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Who Doesn’t Want A Man Servant?

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Remember last year when we told you about that imaginary boyfriend service? Well, there’s an even better service now, which employs humans, not bots: Man Service. Vice’s Broadly gave us…
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News Regarding Wishlists, Gifts, & Tips

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With all the talk about gifts & tips (or tributes), platform percentages & issues, payment options & costs, I wanted to highlight some new options… GiftRocket GiftRocket, an onlin…
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My Husband Is Bisexual! Now What?

My Husband Is Bisexual! Now What? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A long time ago, in a land far far away there lived a Prince. He was charming, handsome, smart and rich – a real catch. Then, one day – he went to a ball in search of his soul mate. That’s when he instantly fell in love with a Princess, the most beautiful of all. Their eyes met and it was love that would last forever and ever… at least, that’s what we are told. Truth is, this glorified Prince had probably had another prince on the side already, the Princess had probably had an elf or another princess to fool around with too, but Disney never told us about that, did he now? Sure, it’s always easier to live an illusion than face reality. Until it slaps you in the face.
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Again, Me With The Sex Work & Feminism Stuff

Again, Me With The Sex Work & Feminism Stuff | Sex Work | Scoop.it
What’s most amazing about this short video is the fact that escorts and porn stars are both included. Like actually together! Normally, as I have noted before in The Great Porn Star ~ Sex Worker Divide, porn stars typically take great efforts to not be included in the sex worker category, instead hiding behind their status as actors and actresses. While this actor/actress distinction has historically protected them from legal prosecution, there are many who prefer the “loftier” terms simply because it elevates them from prostitutes. In other terms, they suffer from whorephobia.
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Actresses and Sex Workers Aren't So Different After All

Actresses and Sex Workers Aren't So Different After All | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Do A-list advocates like Kate Winslet and Lena Dunham really know anything about sex workers? One hundred years ago, both would have been considered fallen women.
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When Beauty Is A Crime

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The blackmail was possible because at that time, colored cosmetics were not for ladies, only for prostitutes and/or actresses — the latter of which was equally reviled and in fact, the words ‘actress’ and ‘whore’ were synonymous to many.  This whore/Madonna beauty thing is partly why I began collecting/studying such things, so how intriguing to discover Madam Rachel!
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Women in the porn industry need rights and proper pay, not token gestures

Women in the porn industry need rights and proper pay, not token gestures | Sex Work | Scoop.it
On International Women’s Day, we don’t need token gestures that mask inequalities and offer no material benefits.

We need decriminalisation of the production, screening, advertising and sale of pornography and protections enabling performers to access industrial rights mechanisms and health and safety standards.
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Call For Interviews: Phone Sex Operators With Disabilities

Call For Interviews: Phone Sex Operators With Disabilities | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I've been contacted by a reporter for an online publication (with a million monthly readers) who is interested in doing a news story about people with disabilities working as phone sex operators
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Coins In The Slot (Or, Golden Escort Fantasies)

Coins In The Slot (Or, Golden Escort Fantasies) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
In Australia, where sex work is legal, a Gold Coast sex worker has been advertising her escort services by touting her past modeling experiences. Sounds like a good marketing ploy, right? Wrong. An…
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Good Overview: Scientists score one over celebrities in battle to decriminalize sex work

Good Overview: Scientists score one over celebrities in battle to decriminalize sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Ignoring the protests of Hollywood actresses, Amnesty International has come out for the decriminalization of prostitution.
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#Pornocalypse Capital

But that’s not why I’m blogging about this article. Instead, I want to commend it for its summary of the financial challenges faced by innovators in sex tech. It’s as neat a summary of the #pornocalypse phenomenon as I’ve seen, and it confirms my long-argued theory that it’s the involvement of the investor class that drives the exclusion of sexuality from any modern business or product:
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Is Prostitution Just Another Job?

Is Prostitution Just Another Job? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Many sex workers think their work should be as legal as accounting. And American society is closer than ever to agreeing with them.
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Stop using the "P" word!

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Sex work veteran hails changes over years

Sex work veteran hails changes over years | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Cameron Cox started as a sex worker in Sydney when gay sex was illegal and now is a key figure in the industry, running the Sex Work Outreach Project. 

 

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He credits the quick thinking of Sydney's sex workers with containing the spread of HIV.

 

 

"They introduced condoms to the Sydney," he said.

 

 

The latest HIV strategy from the federal government acknowledges HIV/AIDs has been almost eliminated in the sex work community which academics credit to decriminalisation of sex work in 1995.

 

 

Aside from the physical side of his job, Mr Cox often takes on the role of an unorthodox marriage counsellor.

 

 

"Sex workers often spend that last half hour on the end of the bed, looking at photos of kids and wives," he said.

 

 

"People think we're home wreckers, but a lot of the time we talk people down from leaving their families and encourage them to go back to their lives."

 

 

Like most people, Mr Cox tries not to bring his work home to his current partner of 15 years.

 

 

"People think sex work would be the main problem in a relationship, but sex workers are just as good as anyone at getting out of doing the washing up and forgetting to take the bins out," he said.

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Sex Workers Share Stories Of Clients Using The "L" Word

Sex Workers Share Stories Of Clients Using The "L" Word | Sex Work | Scoop.it
"No one ever asked me if I felt oppressed, under-appreciated, or taken advantage of when I was a barista.

Yet when I speak on sex worker panels, I can almost guarantee that someone will make it their personal mission to do just that."
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Zealous Anti-Prostitution Prosecutor Paid for Sex Hundreds of Times - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Zealous Anti-Prostitution Prosecutor Paid for Sex Hundreds of Times - Hit & Run : Reason.com | Sex Work | Scoop.it
While cracking down on prostitution in Michigan, Stuart Dunnings III was routinely shelling out money for sexual services, authorities say.
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Another story showing the hypocrisy of those who fight against and "save" in #sexwork ~ which, of course, ends with his arrest for paying for sex himself.

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Homosexualitiy in Eighteenth-Century England: The Raid on Mother Clap's Molly House, 1726

Homosexualitiy in Eighteenth-Century England: The Raid on Mother Clap's Molly House, 1726 | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Homosexuality in Eighteenth-Century England: A Sourcebook compiled by Rictor Norton
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YouGov Survey Reveals U.S. Attitudes on Paying for Sex

YouGov Survey Reveals U.S. Attitudes on Paying for Sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A new nationwide survey offers a snapshot of attitudes toward accepting payment for sex.
Gracie Passette's insight:

Note the gender differences *sigh*

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Note the gender differences *sigh*

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Part Two Of The Exclusive SinCats Phone Sex Site Interview

Part Two Of The Exclusive SinCats Phone Sex Site Interview | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Continuing the Sin Cats interview with Mary Bennet. (Bennet is in charge of Social Media Marketing and Promotions as well as a Support Rep for Affiliates and Partners at SinCats.) In the first part...
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YET ANOTHER CONDESCENDING DUMP ON STRIPPERS

YET ANOTHER CONDESCENDING DUMP ON STRIPPERS | Sex Work | Scoop.it
YET ANOTHER CONDESCENDING DUMP ON STRIPPERS I was so stoked when I learned that an Oscar statue had been made in the likeness of a stripper! (Shout out to Jane Helpern/stripper-ally-goddess for always...
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Check out this ballsy retort on a piece of "art"...
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The Exclusive Sin Cats Interview (Part 1)

The Exclusive Sin Cats Interview (Part 1) | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sin Cats is a relatively new phone sex site. It’s not truly a platform site, which means it is neither collecting payments nor taking a cut of transactions, but it is far more than a marketing or advertising opportunity as it does offer the option to safely and anonymously connect calls and chat. Intrigued, I sat down to discuss with Mary Bennet, who is in charge of Social Media Marketing and Promotions for Sin Cats. Here, in this first part of my interview, Bennet gives us an overview of the new site.
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Today’s Phone Sex Tip (for callers & PSOs) is a reminder regarding the benefits of going hands-free.

Today’s Phone Sex Tip (for callers & PSOs) is a reminder regarding the benefits of going hands-free. | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Today’s Phone Sex Tip (for callers & PSOs) is a reminder regarding the benefits of going hands-free. From my pro post on tech:

Hands-free options for mobile phones, Skype, VoIP, etc. not only means you have both of your hands free to pleasure yourself during calls, but such options and accessories provide simple comforts which cannot be over-emphasized…

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