Sticky Fingers :: Profiling the Modern Hustler
It happens every night of the year in small towns and big cities across the nation. With a flash of the cash and an execution of a sex act, the "rentboy" and his "john" do business. In the gay sex world modelesque male escorts, erotic masseurs and baby-face hustlers are in abundance. And business is booming.
Sexy. Hot. Talented. Discrete. Those are the tag words that Taylor,, 19, uses to hook a john. Taylor works in the San Diego area but says that he’s had a number of clients pay for him to travel to other cities to meet them. It’s easy to see why. He is the muscular blonde boy next door. Taylor is hot. Anyone would want to fuck him. But Taylor won’t play for free. He will cost you $200 a session and well over $1,000 for the whole night.
"I like all types of guys," he tells me as we communicate via video chat. "I’m a fulltime student but I try to keep a flexible schedule so I can make more money."
He is highly sexual, even more so than a regular 19-year-old. More than once, throughout our hour-long video chat, he offers to show me his cock. I’m not even sure he realizes that I was working on a feature for EDGE and wasn’t role-playing. Either way, he was remarkably forthcoming with information that would’ve made me blush at his age.
No, he is not worried about contracting HIV because he "only plays safe." Yes, a majority of his clients are married men who "usually keep their ring on when we fuck." There are certain things Taylor won’t do for pay, but he says that most of his customers are respectful of his wishes.
He makes money and lots of it. When asked if the plethora of online dating sites such as adam4adam.com or iPhone apps like Grindr have hurt his business he laughs and says, "Are you kidding?! I’m on those too. That’s where I pick up most of my clients."
"While most guys are on A4A hooking up for free, I am getting paid," Andy, 22, an Asian-American self-described Abercrombie looking college kid says.
Andy, who works the men in Chicago, and has quite a bit more experience than Taylor, tells me that he charges $395 for out calls but you can have him for the night at $1,295.
Like Taylor, Andy is highly fuckable. These are not the crystal meth addicted homeless kids portrayed in straight to DVD gay dramas. Still, I couldn’t fathom paying anyone over a grand to fuck me and then - (yikes) - sleep next to me because I paid them to.
Andy is quick to tell me that I would be surprised at the number of clients who pay him for 8 hours of his time. "The men who pay me to stay with them are usually in town on business or they are closeted, and I am that sexual outlet they can’t get at home," he says suddenly sounding like a sex therapist and not a 22-year-old kid. "People think that my clients are all fat and ugly. Most of them are really handsome and some of them are really hot."