When I started off most of the girls were outside. When I first started, the first couple of months, it was basically Craig's List or Kijiji, stuff that was going on at these bachelors' parties or hotel parties or whatever they were.
And at the end of the night I get my cut. And maybe I would give her a little piece, if I were feeling that way, you know. Well, you know, these kinds of thing work themselves out. I put a girl in the [street], Friday or Saturday night and she can get some work. I put a girl in the casino and she can get some work. I put her out on Craig's List and she can get some work. I had a plan and I am not your average jack-ass.
I was more behind the scenes. In the dark and out of the way. I was just in it for the money. A fine white girl, for her, maybe she works at the casino, once again at bachelor parties, she worked at [a strip club] at one period. What ever she is prepared to do for x amount of money. Do your prices vary by race, or other characteristic, of the client? The only colour I care about is the colour green.
When I was in it? I can make 15 to 20 grand a month. But at the end of the night I want my money. So they pay her, she pays me. Now I might hang around the casino and watch them work so I know how many guys they left the casino with, right? So I sorta use that as a way of measuring the quota. The only time I see the guy is a bachelor party.
Maybe I hook something up for a guy. Maybe that is the only time someone is going to know who I am and what I am doing. If the guy looks like a killer or rapist and she is getting in his car or going to his hotel room then yeah. Do your workers have other forms of employment? Do you know how much they make in those jobs? These are a bunch of dummies I am dealing with. I mean, not to be rude, but what are they going to do? Sex workers get paid more than other workers with similar skill levels, how would you explain that difference in pay?
Well, what they are selling. How much you going to pay for a burger? How much you going to pay for a piece of pussy? At the time my biggest fear, the thing I was most paranoid about, was being robbed.
Though I kept things on the low down, there were people who knew what I had to do. I sort of had partners at the time. They are going to want your money more than you want your money. So I did keep a gun at my house and I did carry a firearm with me when I went to situations where it might be a little dangerous. And maybe as a form of intimidation to the girls sometimes, but never in my mind would I actually use that.
I try to tell them to be safe. They call that the "girlfriend experience. They are trying to get paid. I can be reached by email at DollarsAndSex bigthink. Big Think Edge helps organizations by catalyzing conversation around the topics most critical to 21st century business success.
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Author, '12 Rules for Life'. This music is designed for extraterrestrials. One-third of American children take alternative medicine. This is a problem. Confessions of a College Pimp. Over a year ago by Marina Adshade. His responses, in my mind, reveal how little we really know: What is your role in the sex trade? So do you consider yourself a pimp?
How many girls do you work with? How do you choose who you want to work with? Do you have a contract with your workers? I've never fallen on life-threatening hard times, but I know this: Women, every single one of them, are worth more than their bodies.
In an ideal world, everyone would see that. But clearly, I'm a newbie in this world. In the interest of exploring all sides of the debate, I tracked down a friend-of-a-Facebook-friend who agreed to talk to me about his experience with prostitutes — or "prosties" as he called them — and why he frequents a Toronto brothel. Tim, a divorced year-old from Mississauga who hasn't had free sex in over six months, met me at a pub.
I was shocked at how easy it was to find someone with personal experience and didn't know exactly what to ask. Thankfully, he wanted to share.
He admits that "regular sex" would be a better option, but says it's difficult to meet people in his circles. Still, "doing it with someone I see a lot … that'd be better I guess. He tells me about his lost love, his ex-wife. His eyes light up when he talks about their honeymoon heat — but they darken again when the conversation turns.
He starts ranting about one lady in particular at the "house" he frequents. His emotional attachment to her is clear "she's pretty and really sweet, you'd like her, I swear" and he genuinely thinks she cares about him. What about your safety? Tim's response is quick, and blunt: He uses protection, but admits, "when I get to that point and I'm there, I'm not worried about safety.
When Tim and I part ways, I walk home, confident in my original advice, but saddened for those who can't avoid prostitution. The decision to pay someone for sex not only diminishes the act, I think to myself, but devalues both parties involved. Have a sex question? This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way.
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The Real Estate Market. Quick links Horoscopes Puzzles Customer service My account. Article text size A. Open this photo in gallery: Published June 18, Updated May 11, Who knew paying for sex was so divisive a topic.15 Jul How violence, sex work, and the system of madames and pimps work, woman in charge of a house full of prostitutes, who runs her girls with a firm but loving hand. Others, like "Jenny," have much more interesting stories. At first, the quiet girl from Craigslist seemed like a great match—we had just the occasional tangle over cats and cleanup. And then the men started coming over. 25 Oct Not because you've ever wanted to visit a brothel. You're just Selling sex for a living wasn't her first aspiration. First two visits, I charged him a double-rate so that another girl, Bella, could be in the room with us for safety.