Don’t Get Me Wrong.
I recently came across a posting in the local CraigsList “adult” section. Something to the effect of “if you’re thinking about becoming an escort, read this.”
Well, this oughta be good. I was redirected to Some Chick’s blog, her life as an escort. She lived the life and now she’s gonna altruistically tell you, the aspiring ho, all the pitfalls that she learned to navigate in her many years walking the mean streets as a paid companion.
First up: 10 things to know about escort agencies.
Now red flags are popping up all over the place. It’s pretty obvious this ‘chick’ has been watching too much TV.
Yeah, right. Right off the bat, at least 6 of those 10 tips are blatantly wrong, the rest could be guesswork.
Look, escort agencies aren’t like they’re portrayed on TV. It’s not like some sort of cross between a high class modeling agency and a sexy slumber party.
So, now I’m thinking, “Isabella” is full of shit. If she’s so wrong about this, what else is she wrong about? Pretty much everything. But the worst seems to be her advice, to both hookers and johns about screening. This is obviously someone who has never screened a prospective client. At best, this is some punter posing as a reformed, retired hooker (she gave it up for love, of course) and his only screening experience has been with low-rent CL girls asking only basic information.
This is dangerous. Bad screening gets real girls arrested, injured or worse.
Fake hookers are popping up all over the internets. In an excellent article, Carnal Nation details the rise of the faux ho, and how it impacts the perceptions of the sex industry. Well researched and with input from REAL working girls.
So, “Isabella”, I ain’t buyin’ what you’re sellin’.
Since the success of the “Belle deJour” blog/book/TV show, everybody wants to cash in on being an online ho. There’s lots of real ones out there, with great, funny, sexy interesting real stories to tell. It’s easy to spot the fakes.