David is telling me about his work. He speaks with an effusive, even reverent tone. He talks about having sex with men—for money.
“You have sex with men, you make love to men, sure,” he says. “But what you’re really doing is whatever it takes to make your clients feel like they count—that they’re human for that hour or that weekend. They are touchable. They are lovable.”
A male sex worker on and off since he was 17, David enjoys his work and now advocates for change and acceptance for his profession.
His latest effort has been a collaboration with John Scott and Victor Minichiello, sociologists who have launched a website, aboutmaleescorting.com, to accompany their book, “Male Sex Work and Society.” The website gathers together important resources for male sex workers and offers a platform for experienced male sex workers, like David, to share their insights.