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Study finds male escorts online increased while laws shut down websites

  The latest Male Escort Global Survey (MEGS), conducted by QUT’s Professor John Scott and Adjunct Professor Victor Minichiello, has shown an increase in the number of male escorts online since the 2017 survey, in spite of new laws that have shut down many escorting websites in the US and elsewhere. In brief: Number of escorts online…

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Some trends among internet male escorts with male clients in the Netherlands

Photo: Window prostitution at the Geleenstraat, The Hague, where cross-dressers are also working.   Guest article by Paul van Gelder In 1971, the minimum age for same sex relations was reduced to 16 years in the Netherlands. Since then, three successive phases can be distinguished in the development of male prostitution/sexwork. In the…

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Research shows distribution of online male escorts, by nation

We compiled a survey of online male escort profiles in all countries around the world, with some surprising results. Who knew that in the United Kindgom, more male escorts sought female and couple clients than male clients? With almost 325,000 male escort profiles online, one thing is clear: male escorting is a significant business and…

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Sexually transmissible infections and male sex work

Guest blogger: Dr Denton Callander What does the research tell us? In 2015, my colleagues and I undertook a global review of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections (STIs) among male sex workers. Specifically, we sought to find studies and reports that detailed the prevalence of these infections are among men who sell sex. Below,…

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Migrant sex workers & the sex industry in London

Guest Blogger: Elisa Ruiz Burga, PhD candidate This study explored the experiences of male migrants selling sex in London. Twenty-five males, who were working as independent internet-based escorts in London, contributed to this study through the telling of their individual stories. Latin-Americans and Europeans evenly composed the group….

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Introducing Internet-based ‘Incidental Sex Work’ and its Implications

Author: Max Morris, Durham University Internet-based technologies have transformed many sex work practices. From webcam shows to sugar dating, the democratizing effect of social media has provided opportunities for both professionals and amateurs to work more autonomously and securely, often without clearly defined legal barriers….

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Study finds escorts don’t need to be “saved from themselves.”

Guest Blogger: Christian Grov, PhD, MPH In fact, they want to learn to be better escorts. For over a decade, HOOK-Online.com was perhaps the only online resource for male escorts. On the site, escorts (and clients) could read about other’s experiences navigating the profession. They could get tips ranging from how to write one’s personal…

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The Decriminalisation of Sex Work

Guest Blogger: Cameron Cox, Sex Worker and CEO of Sex Workers Outreach Project, New South Wales, Australia “You can ask expensive escorts in New York City, brothel workers in Cambodia, street workers in South Africa and every girl on the roster at my old job in Soho, and they will all tell you the same thing. You can speak to millions of…

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The Benefits of Prostitution to Society

A Male Escort’s Perspective Guest Blogger: Maxime Durocher, a male sex worker in Montreal, Canada First, let me clear the air. Yes, not all is rosy in my domain, but the dark side is not intrinsic to prostitution, just as there is nothing wrong with homosexuality, only how people treat homosexuals. It’s a question of moral views. I can’t…

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Male escorting: What it takes to make it work

A Male Escort’s Perspective Guest blogger: David-SF, a male sex worker in the USA Ten years ago, I scoffed at a book I was reading. I felt that most of it was very practiced and sort of generic and clinical. That book was titled, The Male Escort’s Handbook: Your Guide to Getting Rich the Hard Way. It’s now a bit dated, but it still…

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