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Male Prostitutes for Women Now Legal in US

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A 25-year-old is making history as the nation’s first and only legal male prostitute, working in Nevada, the only state in which sex-for-pay is legal. Using the stage name of “Markus Bestin,” the five-foot-nine, 180 pound man started seeing clients last month. America’s first legal male hooker charges $300 an hour.

What brought this on? The recession has slowed down business for many of Nevada’s 24 legal brothels. The owners of the Shady Lady Ranch decided to try something new – a male prostitute for female customers. It took some changes in the law to make way for the first so-called “prosti-dude” and more than 100 men applied.

So what are the qualifications of the Alabama native who beat out the other contenders? He told ABC’s Nightline that after a brief time in the Marines he next tried a career in adult movies but failed at that and became homeless. He also said that he had slept with only three women when he got his new job and “experience” wasn’t a job requirement. Did size matter? His boss said yes, it did and that he measured up.

What does he think of his job? In an interview with Details magazine, Bestin compared what he’s doing to the work of civil rights leader Rosa Parks. Bestin said, “It's just the same as when Rosa Parks decided to sit at the front instead of the back. She was proclaiming her rights as a disadvantaged, African-American older woman. And I'm doing the same. I'm actually standing up now, and hopefully I can be supported by the male community and be understood as a person. This actually isn't about selling my body. This is about changing social norms.”

One of the first women to check him out was a New York Post reporter who went on an “undercover” assignment saying, “The post had to have a go at this gigolo.” Her take, “It was like a bad second date. That cost $500.”

What are your thoughts? Is there a need for legal, male prostitutes? Is the first one breaking civil rights ground as he claims? Would you, or have you, ever hired one? If you could develop the ideal job description for one what would you include?

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EmpowHER Guest

I am very happy to know this. Most of the Acte/tions were drafted by mails only not considering the views/opinions of females. It is in the fitness of things that many need revision with present context of society, social norms. If ale can go to a pros for pleasure why not a female? In fact all over the world prostitution as an Institution be legalised, it is being practised now illegally everywhere.
Liberty to Men/Women equalised-great!

August 18, 2010 - 10:02am

Hmm...and here I thought women didn't have to pay for sex. I'm sure there is a man in every other corner willing to have sex with any woman for free.

Thank for the post Pat!

February 12, 2010 - 6:01am
EmpowHER Guest

Quit perpetuating a double standard with biased and prejudice views that only scares and threatens people to disagree , as is common occurrence with contreversial issues that question what is already acceptable in our society! My comment has nothing to do with race , too!

February 12, 2010 - 2:38am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Yep, I totally agree !!!

February 12, 2010 - 2:54am
EmpowHER Guest

Good for him. It's definitely neat that the times are a'changin'. But he really, REALLY shouldn't compare himself to Rosa Parks. Seriously. Just, no.

February 3, 2010 - 9:52pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

LMAO! I posted a comment for those who oppose , but I had to agree with you on that personally! , but to ea. his own!

February 12, 2010 - 2:42am
EmpowHER Guest

The "experience not required" part is what disturbs me. Stimulating a man to orgasm, as female prostitutes do, is, frankly, easy. Women are a bit more complicated and if a man wants to get paid for causing a woman pleasure, he needs to be familiar with female anatomy and variation in sexual response among different women--as well as how to read the signals she gives. I love the idea of women having access to prostitutes, as it can be a great way to explore unusual sexual desires without fear of judgment, but I think this man needs more experience first. Perhaps he should stick to the adult movies for now.

February 3, 2010 - 4:59pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Anatomically , the vagina is a muscle-cavity with thousands upon thousands of nerve endings! If he "fills it up" there isn't any woman breathing that he couldn't induce an orgasm! That's the basic job of a prostitute! All the other "stuff" like "variating sexual response" knowledge and reading "signals" is extra and the women who visit should get charged extra!!! YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

February 12, 2010 - 2:52am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Anatomically, I don't think you really know what you're talking about. =P

February 12, 2010 - 8:53pm
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