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I was asked by Harrington Park Press in New York to do a critical review of their new book, released tomorrow. They sent me a copy, pre-release, back in July and it's taken me a month or so to work my way through this huge book and my review is shown below.

 

More of an academic read, it was very good and full of facts about male sex work

 

http://stevegayescort.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/male-sex-work-and-society.html

 

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I have it, haven't read it yet. Did look through the film section, which is exhaustive and right.

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I also bought it - Kindle version - but find myself more skimming than reading as it is definitely a "research" book and not a tell-all.

 

No.... I am publishing the tell all book when I am 76 and you're all passed away. My retirement pension

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Thanks for providing the overview on your blog. Sounds like a lot of interesting research and worth the read.

 

Also agree with your comments on the lack of reference and research on older male sex workers. Perhaps this is a newly emerging development, although it would be interesting to trace historical precedents. I remember once hearing about the older gentlemen who situate themselves on cruise ships and offer themselves as dance partners for the widows on board looking for a dance partner - this as a sort of precedent. I'm sure there are more. Anyone needing an academic research topic here? Hello hello?

 

Sounds like a substantial read, but worthwhile. Thanks for devoting your bedtime reading to this effort!

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Thanks for providing the overview on your blog. Sounds like a lot of interesting research and worth the read.

 

Also agree with your comments on the lack of reference and research on older male sex workers. Perhaps this is a newly emerging development, although it would be interesting to trace historical precedents. I remember once hearing about the older gentlemen who situate themselves on cruise ships and offer themselves as dance partners for the widows on board looking for a dance partner - this as a sort of precedent. I'm sure there are more. Anyone needing an academic research topic here? Hello hello?

 

Sounds like a substantial read, but worthwhile. Thanks for devoting your bedtime reading to this effort!

 

Thank you very much Nate

 

I was overwhelmed when Harrington Park Press approached me directly a few months back to review it, they had been following my blog for a while and even commented to me, privately by email, that although my blog was sexual in parts, it was mainly a conversation about every day life in the industry, therefore they thought my blog was a fitting medium to review their publication for the UK Market, amongst others.

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I remember once hearing about the older gentlemen who situate themselves on cruise ships and offer themselves as dance partners for the widows on board looking for a dance partner - this as a sort of precedent.

 

Those guys are hired by the cruise ship. I never thought of them as escorts, but I guess there are degrees of everything.

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A collection of scholarly essays like this is catnip to me.

 

You're telling me! It's about $35 for the Kindle version, which I bought. You can return Kindle books within a week.

I've looked at life from both sides now

From win and lose and still somehow

It's life's illusions I recall

I really don't know life at all

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I am about half-way through this very well-written and documented study (and yes, it is more a sociological-psychological study than anything else and the enormous bibliographies and footnotes attest to that). There are some very interesting analyses of both escorts and clients past and present, and while a good part of research seems to have been done (so far) in UK and Australia there are also ample samplings from US including mentions of Rentboy and this august site.

 

Just saw this small tidbit on HuffPo

 

http://www.queerty.com/fun-facts-about-male-prostitution-through-the-ages-20140910

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