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LAST EDITED ON Sep-01-00 AT 03:37AM (EST)[p]Just read a post where a guy rhapsodizes over an escort's Ivy League background. I've been amazed by the number of guys who've said they attended Harvard or Cornell, and were clearly unfamiliar with Cambridge or Ithaca---and had a tough time stringing two words together. I've also seen a guy who said he was an ex-marine, with Kosovo service. In light of what he told me about Kosovo (where I've been), this was highly unlikely. Do (some) escorts think they have to pump up their backgrounds? Are they trying to appeal to what they think our fantasies are? How much do you believe what you're told by escorts about where they're from, what they've done etc.? Any good anecdotes about improbable escort histories?

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Maybe you should read the "Truth in Advertising" thread, which has been rambling on and on for quite some time, to gain some insight on your posting. It is probably not unusual for some escorts to elaborate on their intellectual backgrounds in the same fashion that they might minimize their age or exagerate their penis size.

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If politician's, selling you a dream instead of addressing topics, inflate their backgrounds when they are supposed to be selling you their beurocratic and leadership services, why is it remarkable that escorts, who we seem to have all agreed are selling us dreams, embroider theirs?

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I, too, have had escorts who claimed to be "Ivy Leaguers" but didn't know what schools are in the Ivy League. Since I'm hiring for the evening, not for a permanent job, I really don't mind if the escort gives me a story that he thinks will turn me on--he is an entertainer, after all. Of course, if the details don't ring true, it sometimes makes it hard for me to take him seriously. For instance, one established NY escort told me he was an Italian, but when I spoke to him in Italian he said that he didn't understand because the family had moved to Munich when he was a young child; so I switched to German, and he could barely manage a sentence. I became so absorbed in trying to figure out where he was really from that I had trouble concentrating on sex. I finally figured out he was Croatian, which I considered as sexy as the other nationalities, but he was obviously not comfortable with that identity. Sometimes people need to create interesting backgrounds for their own self-esteem.

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LAST EDITED ON Sep-01-00 AT 11:40AM (EST)[p]I keep my degree hanging on the wall so all can see it so there is no doubt that I have one :)

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LAST EDITED ON Sep-01-00 AT 12:17PM (EST)[p]Agreed, Bilbo!

 

Now, a thing that complicates the discussion is that every one who hires an escort has different fantasies; even "real"-ness can be a fantasy.

 

(BTW, anyone ever see Ken Russell's "Crimes of Passion" w/ Kathleen Turner? Some interesting stuff about "fantasy"/"real"-ess going on there...)

 

I would expect that hitting that balance between "real"-ness and fantasy must be one of the hardest parts of the escort's job. In this area, I see Escorting as being like many customer service professions. It is part of the escort's job to present the most pleasing and entertaining aspects of themselves to their clients. To show the real self might be offering Too Much Information, or the wrong information for the purposes of a job well done. That's not too different from what a good Waiter or Front-of-House Hotel Staffer does in their work...

 

(Aaron Lawrence has written on these boards about "escort persona" in a topic relating to turning clients into more intimate friends.)

 

I do customer service in the tourism industry right now as a day job. Belive me, in the sixth hour of the work day, I'm not always thrilled to chat with the next tourist and answer the same questions for the hundredth time. But it's my job to successfully present the "fantasy" that I'm glad to assist them and that their question is no bother. If I didn't, I wouldn't be providing the hospitality that my employers require me to give, and I'd be out of a job.

 

For me, the issue in question would be: "How skillful was the escort in providing for my fantasy?" In the cases mentioned above, it sounds like they didn't hit the mark. Red, I hope that you have future success in getting your fantasies met!

 

Peace & Pleasure!

 

David, Your Boston Masseur

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Yes, there are escorts with acting capabilities worthy of an Oscar... or a Lawrence Olivier award (for those in the Queen's country). :-)

 

Still, I think an escort can only "act" so far. In due course any discerning client will be able to dismiss fiction and fable from fact.

 

To be, or not to be...

Quinte DuSoleil

 

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Bragging Rights

 

In my experience the few escorts who actually have something to brag about usually don't say much about it. I once hired a guy whose agency told me he was a med student. I later learned that he was actually a med school graduate who had already begun his residency. Another guy I hired told me he had been to college in upstate New York. I later learned he had graduated from Cornell. These are of course the exceptions. Very few escorts have such backgrounds, and those who claim to have them nearly always don't.

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I agree with Regulation. For me, a smart and educated escort is decidedly more fetching than a dumb and uneducated one (sorry, Mr. Munroe). I don't know why, but it makes an attractive man almost infinitely sexier to me if has as much brains as brawn. Therefore, I am surprised that so many escorts seem to think that they can get away with pretending to be something they aren't, particularly when there's nothing the matter with who they are in the first place. For instance, I happen to know for a fact that a current escort who bills himself as "Italian" is in fact a French Canadian. What's the matter with being a French Canadian? And what makes him think that some of his clients won't try to strike up a conversation in Italian? Or French? Or whatever language he claims to speak? Finally, it seems silly to me for an escort to claim he's better educated than he is. The clients to whom it matters will detect the truth right away, and those to whom it doesn't matter won't care one way or the other.

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Honey, I think you mean "fanny" not "fatty", I'm not touching this!!! I am going to have enough welts as it is. The emperior, huh...??? Seems we have two going on here, ALLAN who is yours?

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RE: Escort backgrounds

 

Thanks for the replies. I'm afraid, though, that Rick Munroe doesn't do a very good job camouflaging himself as a "dumb whore." Being witty and articulate blows his cover.

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The best I ever heard from an escort--read hustler, this was several years ago at a bar in New Orleans--was that he was joining the touring company of "Cats," thanks to the intercession of his tight buddy, T.S. Eliot's widow.

 

Another time, a New Orleans hustler said, "Don't talk to me about stars"--this on the heels of a purported weekend with Warren Beatty. I'm still intrigued by that story!

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I gotta disagree with some of you. My fourth husband and I had a nonsexual roommate who told us so many wonderful stories about her past life that if she had actually done all of them she would have had to have been about three times older than she was. She died without ever admitting which ones were the truth. There were even people willing to bet that she had never actually had her sex change operation, and I can assure y'all that I never ever checked that one out. But one reason that we never researched her down to one life to live was that her stories were all so interesting that even if they weren't the truth, it was nice to think they might have been. She added a little needed color to our world without really hurting anyone, at least not with her stories, the bitch. (For reference, one might think of Auntie Mame or that wonderful, cry and feel good old, old movie where Paul Newman or somebody was a con man sort of like a real life Harold Hill, leaving everyone a little better off for having known him and with an inclination to look out at the horizon and plaintively call, "Shane! Shane! Come back Shane!" I can't remember the name of the movie, but, no, it wasn't Shane.)

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RE: Escort backgrounds

 

>Thanks for the replies. I'm

>afraid, though, that Rick

>Munroe doesn't do a very

>good job camouflaging himself as

>a "dumb whore." Being witty

>and articulate blows his cover.

>

 

If you guys could see some of the email that Rick has sent me...you would be ROTFLYAOUYP.

 

I have never met him and I know nothing about him other than what has been written about him here, but he makes me laugh. People who can make you laugh are of a higher intellegence, even if he puports to think of himself as a cheap whore. One of the funniest things I've seen this week.

 

I hope to someday meet Rick and Derek. But they avoid me like the plague, which is probably the smart thing to do - so there you go! Or is it "so there!?"

 

HooBoy

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And sometimes the oddest stories are true...Blake Harper (in interviews) claims to have been HIV prevention researcher. I know several people who can corroborate his story. Dean Coulter worked for an AIDS agency and again this can be corroborated. I've been with a couple Marines who obviously have been in the military, if not the Corps (I used to work for a defense contractor). On the other hand, oneof those guys claimed to be studying in a field where some specialized knowledge of mine should have applied and he seemed clueless.

 

It's nice to have fully accurate advertising, but as long as it's in the ballpark and the guy is pleasant, intelligent company, that's all that matters.

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