In the Company of Men: Inside the Lives of Male Prostitutes

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In the Company of Men: Inside the Lives of Male Prostitutes is the only book to document male prostitution from the perspective of a group of men working for a single male escort agency. The in-depth account goes behind the scenes to shed light on the very hidden world of Internet male escorts, their customers, and the niche they inhabit in modern American society. At the same time, it has much to tell us about post-modern identity, culture, and sexuality—and the transformative influence of the Internet on sexual...

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Overview

In the Company of Men: Inside the Lives of Male Prostitutes is the only book to document male prostitution from the perspective of a group of men working for a single male escort agency. The in-depth account goes behind the scenes to shed light on the very hidden world of Internet male escorts, their customers, and the niche they inhabit in modern American society. At the same time, it has much to tell us about post-modern identity, culture, and sexuality—and the transformative influence of the Internet on sexual behavior and male prostitution.

Through numerous interviews, the book examines the sometimes-dichotomous relationship between the image men convey and the lengths to which they go in order to meet their most private needs. Readers travel down a cyber Sunset Boulevard to see what attracts young men to work as escorts, how an escort agency serves economic and personal goals, and how a community can evolve among the men involved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313384387
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/4/2011
  • Series: Sex, Love, and Psychology Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword Dr. Judy Kuriansky ix

1 An Accidental Affair 1

2 The Second Oldest Profession? 21

3 Joining the Club 37

4 Getting into the Groove 61

5 Friends and Brothers 77

6 More than a Job 95

7 The Business 117

8 What You Get for a Buck 139

9 Place and Context 157

10 All Good Things … 175

Appendix A Demographic Characteristics of Agency Escorts 191

Appendix B Cast and Characters: Information about People Involved with College Boys 193

References 195

Index 199

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