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The escorts who want to rebrand male prostitution as a business
bbc.co.uk ^ | January 4, 2014 | Mobeen Azhar

Posted on 01/05/2014 2:22:45 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

"The aim is to be the best escort in the world." Josh Brandon's conviction is punctuated by a strong Welsh valleys accent. The twentysomething moved to London four years ago with dreams of modelling and celebrity.

But soon after his arrival he began working as an escort. Now he has a price list which includes hourly rates and a discount for block booking. He issues loyalty cards so customers who pay for nine "appointments" get their tenth free. ....

"When I won Male Sex Worker of the Year, I texted my dad," says Brandon. "He said: 'I'm proud of you son.'"

Brandon's father, who still lives in the Welsh valleys and works on the railways, is quietly accepting of his son's work. "I know what he does and I don't shout about it from the rooftops. I wouldn't discuss it with my friends. I tell him to be careful but what else can you do? As long as he keeps safe, good luck to him."

There has been a slow societal shift in the acceptability of sex work, says Del Campbell from the Terence Higgins Trust.

"There is a lot less stigma for men who sell sex," he says. "Often, the women are still seen as victims but for some gay men, escorting is now a normal job. You could mention that you're an escort at a dinner party and in some circles, no one would bat an eyelid."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: culturwar; homosexualagenda; maleprostitution; moralabsolutes; pinkjournalism; sexpositiveagenda; sexworkers; sin; stds

1 posted on 01/05/2014 2:22:45 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
There is a list of sexual misconduct, and they are ticking them off one by one:

Homosexual marriage
Polygamy
Pedophilia
Bestiality
Legalized prostitution
etc.

The order in which these things become acceptable (even celebrated) does not matter. But they are all coming, and each victory for the Left makes the next topic just a little easier to get.

2 posted on 01/05/2014 2:26:14 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Tailgunner Joe
disappointment photo: Disappointment Disappointment.jpg
3 posted on 01/05/2014 2:26:54 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: All

“When I won Male Sex Worker of the Year, I
texted my dad,” says Brandon. “He said: ‘I’m
proud of you son.’”


Now, that’s funny right there!


4 posted on 01/05/2014 2:26:56 PM PST by pluvmantelo (Disqus seems to be taking longer than usual. Reload?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Dad: “I know what he does and I don’t shout about it from the rooftops. I wouldn’t discuss it with my friends.”

He really must appreciate his son sharing his story with the BBC.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 2:27:02 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed
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To: ClearCase_guy

First they want to destroy our culture and eradicate Judeo-Christian morality from society completely, and then an immoral and decadent nation will be ready to accept the evil of Communism, the left’s ultimate goal.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 2:30:32 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Atlas Sneezed

Never mind saying such things to the BBC being the equivalent of shouting it from the rooftops.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 2:30:37 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So just to be clear he’s a male prostitute selling to other men. Which means he’s selling sex to people trying to keep their perversion secret. Probably also to people engaged in some really really sick stuff.

He’ll have aids within a short time.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 2:34:12 PM PST by driftdiver (I coso men havent could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Quote from the article -

“Nico’s story - familial rejection and drug addiction - might be one many would assume to be the norm, but Brandon is evangelical about clean living.”


Seriously? Why would you use the word evangelical and clean living in a statement about a male who has sex with other males for money?

One of the definitions of evangelical is “enthusiastic for”, but the accepted definition is - “of our in accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” It is not a word that fits in this article outside of another agenda. Just my .02.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 2:37:00 PM PST by volunbeer
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To: Tailgunner Joe
He issues loyalty cards so customers who pay for nine "appointments" get their tenth free. ....

It must be very stressful working at The Onion these days. How does one satirize a world that has gone bat-bleep insane?
10 posted on 01/05/2014 2:41:26 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe


11 posted on 01/05/2014 2:43:40 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

A contract is a contract. None of anybody else’s business.


12 posted on 01/05/2014 2:46:15 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: driftdiver

Yuck. I didn’t realize that, but when I saw the pictures accompanying the article, it became obvious. Getting paid to “escort” old hags is bad enough, but I cannot imagine the disgusting things this guy must do for a living.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 2:47:39 PM PST by Defiant (Obama is The Bard of Canard.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

prostitution is always going to be prostitution IMO


14 posted on 01/05/2014 2:48:33 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
This is Josh Brandon - subject of this article. I think the term "male sex worker" is being thrown about a bit loosely in this case. Josh seems well on his way to becoming a woman.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 3:00:18 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Snickering Hound

Some things that are seen....can’t be unseen.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 3:01:40 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: pluvmantelo

Maybe it’s a family tradition?


17 posted on 01/05/2014 3:26:22 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
in some circles, no one would bat an eyelid

I guess the San Francisco Bathhouse crowd wouldn't have an issue.

18 posted on 01/05/2014 3:30:12 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What’s the nickname (equivalent to Oscar, Tony, etc.) for the awards where you’re named Male Sex Worker of the Year, the Dick?


19 posted on 01/05/2014 3:59:05 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"...Brandon's father, who still lives in the Welsh valleys and works on the railways, is quietly accepting of his son's work..."

Speechless. Just speechless.

20 posted on 01/05/2014 4:00:19 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: SamAdams76

I cannot get my head around this.

I readily understand a parent who still loves their child, even if they don’t approve of what they are doing.

But to wholeheartedly approve it? I cannot fathom it.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 4:04:20 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: rlmorel

Well, it did say “quietly accepting”. That could be interpreted as “Well, I can’t stop him from doing it, so I just love him and don’t bother arguing with him about this any more.”


22 posted on 01/05/2014 4:16:55 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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23 posted on 01/05/2014 4:19:11 PM PST by narses (... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sick.


24 posted on 01/05/2014 4:20:53 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SamAdams76

His father should be getting him help.


25 posted on 01/05/2014 4:22:34 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Still Thinking

Arg. I don’t see it that way...if I substitute other things in there and imagine being quietly accepting, it doesn’t fit at best, and at worst, sounds horrendous.

If it had said he was quietly accepting of his son’s homosexuality, I can understand that.

I cannot understand hearing that your offspring is a prostitute, and accepting that. It doesn’t mean you don’t love and care for your child...as a matter of fact, if you don’t accept it, it likely means you care more.

Just my opinion.


26 posted on 01/05/2014 4:23:50 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: SamAdams76

He is also rather young looking.


27 posted on 01/05/2014 4:36:46 PM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

His father is proud of him??!! Holy moley!


28 posted on 01/05/2014 4:47:02 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: driftdiver

Whoa right there, DD. Back up the truck. What do you MEAN he’s selling sex to other MEN? For a while, this seemed like the ideal job...well, maybe after mattress tester.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 6:01:14 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"When I won Male Sex Worker of the Year, I texted my dad," says Brandon. "He said: 'I'm proud of you son.'"

Brandon's father...is quietly accepting of his son's work. "I know what he does and I don't shout about it from the rooftops. I wouldn't discuss it with my friends.

So either Brandon, or his dad is lying. The "proud" father that wouldn't "discuss it with my friends."

30 posted on 01/05/2014 6:10:13 PM PST by cincinnati65
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To: Tailgunner Joe

…and then one day, his business dropped off.


31 posted on 01/06/2014 2:50:11 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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