I was horribly disappointed by Superbowl XXX, and the recent XXX Olympiad did not live up to my hopes. My own XXX Birthday, on the other hand … :)

There’s a lot of stigma attached to hustling … even the term is judgmental. And it extends to both sides: the johns are seen as desperately losers who can’t even get horny gay men to fuck them, and the hustlers are seen as sluts who’ll do anything with anyone for money. Both are terribly unfair assumptions.

Sex for pay is a fee for a service, fundamentally no different from cutting and styling someone’s hair for pay. As long as both parties are consenting adults (and the client hasn’t sworn to someone else that they’ll only let that person cut their hair), no one else should have any problem with it.

There’s an old punk slogan “employment is prostitution” and the reverse of that’s true too: prostitution is employment. We’ve all had jobs that were less-than-ideal: some good things about them, and some bad. Hustling’s like that too. It isn’t anyone’s dream job. (Well, there are people who might imagine that it is, but they don’t understand what the job’s really like.) But how many people get to do their dream job? We do the best jobs we can get, and for some people, at some point in their lives that job is a blowjob.