Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals


    Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals from art porn priestess Dr Annie Sprinkle, best selling memoirist David Henry Sterry Chicken Self Portrait of a Young Man for Rent , sex activist and musical diva Candye Kane, women and men right off the streets, girls participating in the first ever National Summit of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth, and Ruth Morgan Thomas, one of the organizers of the European Sex Work, Human Rights, and Migration ConferenceSex is a billion dollar industry Meet the real people who are its flesh and blood."/>
  • Paperback
  • 333 pages
  • Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex
  • David Henry Sterry
  • English
  • 06 March 2017
  • 1593762410

10 thoughts on “Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex

  1. David Henry David Henry says:

    The only thing every writer in this book has in common is that they ve exchanged sexual services for money Ph.D.s to dropouts, soccer moms to jailbirds, 2500 a night callgirls to 10 crack hos, and everything in between This anthology gives voice to an underrepresented population that is simultaneously shamed and glamorized, glorified and vilified, reviled and worshipped.Hos, Hookers, Call girls and Rentboys is a collection of short memoirs, rants, confessions, nightmares, journalism and poet The only thing every writer in this book has in common is that they ve exchanged sexual services for money Ph.D.s to dropouts, soccer moms to jailbirds, 2500 a night callgirls to 10 crack hos, and everything in between This anthology gives voice to an underrepresented population that is simultaneously shamed and glamorized, glorified and vilified, reviled and worshipped.Hos, Hookers, Call girls and Rentboys is a collection of short memoirs, rants, confessions, nightmares, journalism and poetry About life, love, work, family, and yes, sex And because the editors are from the world of industrial sex, they were able to include art porn priestess Dr Annie Sprinkle, Tracy Quan author of Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl , bestselling memoirist David Henry Sterry Chicken Self Portrait of a Young Man for Rent , women and men right off the streets, and girls participating in the first ever National Summit of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth Sex is a billion dollar industry Meet the real people who are its flesh and blood.Sex workers strip away the stiletto heels and the g strings, revealing their humanity in this funny, tragic, illuminating, inspiring and unprecedentedly inclusive anthology


  2. lola lola says:

    The best sex worker anthology I have ever read And I have read them all Literally Way better than Working Sex, and I will paraphrase a line from my review of that book This should come with a sticker that says, Now with 25% less San Francisco Bullshit ACTUAL diversity of opinions like, you know, a pimp Or a bunch of people who needed to be anonymous Standouts Sterry s chapter openers, mochaluv, Jodi Sh Doff too good , Kirk Read, Audacia Ray, a bunch of others I forgot but I don t The best sex worker anthology I have ever read And I have read them all Literally Way better than Working Sex, and I will paraphrase a line from my review of that book This should come with a sticker that says, Now with 25% less San Francisco Bullshit ACTUAL diversity of opinions like, you know, a pimp Or a bunch of people who needed to be anonymous Standouts Sterry s chapter openers, mochaluv, Jodi Sh Doff too good , Kirk Read, Audacia Ray, a bunch of others I forgot but I don t have the book in front of me so cut me some slack


  3. Kelley Kelley says:

    I picked up this book because, 1 I was shocked it was on the shelves of the public library and 2 the lovely Audacia Ray is a contributor I have had a hard time putting it down for the other books I HAVE to read The stories are almost all excellent, with the section on relationships with family my favorite by far What I love most about this book is that there is a third wave feminist, sex positive vibe that refuses to sugar coat anything which is what sex positive feminism should be but I picked up this book because, 1 I was shocked it was on the shelves of the public library and 2 the lovely Audacia Ray is a contributor I have had a hard time putting it down for the other books I HAVE to read The stories are almost all excellent, with the section on relationships with family my favorite by far What I love most about this book is that there is a third wave feminist, sex positive vibe that refuses to sugar coat anything which is what sex positive feminism should be but which it can never become in its constant battles against radical feminism and the rightwing.What s great about the approach is that there is no one sex worker experience and there is very little moralizing about what sex work should or shouldn t be There is no Yay Sex work is empowering cheerleading going on but it never devolves into the Sexwork is disempowering and horrid and oppressive trope either The authors aren t here to tell you that they did do it for anything other than money, if that s what was up or down for them Some are here to tell you that they do it for a lotthan mere money They aren t here to insist that none of them are drug addicts and no one was abused as a child which is a strong tendency for sex workers who get fed up with that common stereotype What s best about it is there is no moralizing, no see, we are all so very different, so take THAT The contributors just put it out there, let people read, and let them come to their own conclusions, if they bother to at all There is something about this book, the way the pieces work together, that resists forcing you to come to any conclusions at all.In the sex worker community, there s lots of tension around telling it like it is E.g., what do you do with the fact that, as a stripper, you like to insist, vehemently, that you were NEVER a prostitute What do you do with that honest emotion once you realize that it makes it difficult to create bonds of solidarity across the sex work professions Do you stop saying it Do you cringe at yourself, and then spend the rest of your days slaying the attitude in others It s a little like saying, as an administrative assistant, that you ARE NOT a secretary It comes off sounding as if, well, you think there s something wrong with being a secretary or, in this case, being a prostitute Well, the fact is, the author is saying there s something wrong with being prostitute, and she doesn t bother to insult your intelligence by backtracking and saying, There s nothing wrong with it it s just wrong for me as if it s possible to think something is wrong for oneself and that, somehow, you re magically not making a judgement.Consider Audacia Ray s contribution Should she have written about her partner who doesn t exactly come off as a model sex worker Do you write the truth, feeding into the rightwing s prejudices Do you cover it up and never say anything at all Do you write about your girlfriend who really gets off on the money and who may be a little reckless if not a little fucked up If you do, will you just open up yourself and fellow sex workers for all the abuse likely to be heaped on them by the rightwing See, we told you Sex workers are unstable Abused as children Addicts There s no easy answer to these questions The editor, David Henry Sterry, does you a favor by refusing to make that manifest and,importantly, refuses to scold you into a narrow groove of thinking about the issue While I enjoyed Sterry s introductions of the contributors he knew personally, I became tired of the long winded introductions, particularly when it became clear he didn t know all his contributors At that point, I realized that I d prefer not to have the intros, that I wanted the authors to stand on their own, not propped up by Sterry s words which, you realize, were mostly there to tell youabout Sterry, and not especially much about the contributor


  4. MAP MAP says:

    This book is split up into 5 sections like the title implies life, love, work, sex, and money And under each section several different people sometimes introduced by David Henry Sterry, sometimes not, which at first made it difficult for me to know when we were switching authors tell a story somehow involving this theme.Like all anthologies, some stories are better than others Some stories are hilarious, poignant, tragic, or beautiful, and some make you wonder if maybe your edition has This book is split up into 5 sections like the title implies life, love, work, sex, and money And under each section several different people sometimes introduced by David Henry Sterry, sometimes not, which at first made it difficult for me to know when we were switching authors tell a story somehow involving this theme.Like all anthologies, some stories are better than others Some stories are hilarious, poignant, tragic, or beautiful, and some make you wonder if maybe your edition has a few pages missing, because you have NO idea what s going on Some of the stories match their theme better than others some of the stories are obviously pulled from larger works A few times all times written by straight men, interestingly I was disappointed and all three of me the woman, the psychologist, and the human shook my head and thought Wow, way to totally miss the point, dude It s difficult to explain what I mean by that without basically quoting several large chunks of text, so I won t Watch for cameos by Abraham Maslow, and BF Skinner.It s hard to say who to recommend this to I think people could get many different things out of it depending on their reasons for picking up the book Some could be good, some might not be I don t know.And PS I highly recommend picking up this book in a small town book store where the staff takes glee in yelling the title all over the 2 story building and purposefully scandalizing everyone in there It very much enhances the experience


  5. Katya Katya says:

    Overall an entertaining and educational read There were some really amazing stories, and some mediocre ones, as is the case with most anthologies Some perspectives interested methan others My main problems with this book was the fact that it seemed to be heavily skewed towards the gay rent boy and poor street hooker perspectives I would ve liked to seestories from straight male prostitutes and higher class call girls to even out the ratio and the introductions written by S Overall an entertaining and educational read There were some really amazing stories, and some mediocre ones, as is the case with most anthologies Some perspectives interested methan others My main problems with this book was the fact that it seemed to be heavily skewed towards the gay rent boy and poor street hooker perspectives I would ve liked to seestories from straight male prostitutes and higher class call girls to even out the ratio and the introductions written by Sterry, which make it seem like some people are in an exclusive hooker club with him and everyone else is just there to make the book thicker Two stars docked for that However, it s still worth a read if you re interested in sex work at all


  6. Evan Evan says:

    This is an attractively packaged anthology of first person oral histories each ranging in length from two paragraphs to five to six pages max penned by people in The Life higher priced call girls, street hookers, brothel workers, pimps, men and boys working off the streets or on Craigslist, S M workers, trannies, strippers putting themselves through college, drug addicts hooking on the side, and a lot of other people whose modus operandi and identity are not always well elaborated The co This is an attractively packaged anthology of first person oral histories each ranging in length from two paragraphs to five to six pages max penned by people in The Life higher priced call girls, street hookers, brothel workers, pimps, men and boys working off the streets or on Craigslist, SM workers, trannies, strippers putting themselves through college, drug addicts hooking on the side, and a lot of other people whose modus operandi and identity are not always well elaborated The collection is a huge mixed bag, the ratio of good to bad is about 60 40, I d say I have to admit, my curiosity about The Life is greater than my curiosity about The After Life, so to speak, at least in terms of reading about these people s lives outside of sex work There s a large therapeutic component to this collection, and that s why we get some stories here that seem to have little to do with sex work someone s mother dying, for instance , but the subtitle does not lie this is about professionals writing aboutlife as it says Frankly, those kinds of testimonies don t interest me much My interest in the book is entirely to learnabout the day to day of sex work, and the feelings and views of those engaged in it.A problem I had with the book was the inconsistency in identifying or clarifying fully who the speakers were and just what kind of sex work it was that they did Many of the pieces set the stage with extensive intros about the speakers authored by Sterry, but many others do not And the writer credits at the end range from several graphs to one very vague sentence The best pieces in this and Zoe Hansen s is one of those select and elucidate very vivid slices of life from the streets and tell their stories in longer form Frankly, I could have done without so many quickies and, had I edited this, opted for fewer but longer stories with better scene setting and detail Too often it s assumed that the reader knows the circumstances of these authors and what they are talking about, and that s just not the case.All in all, though, I like the concept and general execution of this book, and would like to seelike it It was worth every bit of the 16 I paid for it at Borders


  7. Sophia Sophia says:

    As the title implies, Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys Professionals writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex this is a diverse anthology with contributions from individuals who have been paid for sexual services Both their life stories and writing styles diverge greatly, ranging from PhDs to abused children, and from poems to interviews to autobiographical short stories Since each piece is self contained, it s very easy to pick up and put down unfortunately I didn t miss the volume when As the title implies, Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys Professionals writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex this is a diverse anthology with contributions from individuals who have been paid for sexual services Both their life stories and writing styles diverge greatly, ranging from PhDs to abused children, and from poems to interviews to autobiographical short stories Since each piece is self contained, it s very easy to pick up and put down unfortunately I didn t miss the volume when I left it at home during a seven week trip I suggest reading each piece before the editorial introductions which uniformly heap praise and explain how the editor, David Henry Sterry, knows the contributor to avoid elevated expectations I really wanted to like this anthology , especially since it shows the range of experiences of those involved in the sex trade and had a cathartic function for some of the writers


  8. Stephen Stephen says:

    What an incredible mix Most of us are blind to the this world, yet our beliefs and values judge at even seeing the title of the book What a gift to expanding our world, what a challenge to suspend judgment, and perhaps even think, I could have done that, I could have taken that path and then reflect, is that so bad Thanks DHS for doing this


  9. Todd Kashdan Todd Kashdan says:

    Some fantastic stories that pull you to different corners of the dark, seedy universe that most of us have never experienced Some will make you feel intense pain and hatred, especially the section on exploited youth But like most multi authored books, some of the poems and stories just don t work Worth it for about 10 15 gems.


  10. Shana Shana says:

    The oldest profession continues to be a great source of curiosity, disgust, and wonder even to this day, and I am not immune to the fascinating nuances of its practice For this reason, I knew I had to read this as soon as I saw it sitting on the library shelf.Sterry, himself a former Rent Boy, put together a compilation of diverse stories about the lives of sex workers My fear when reading this at first was that it would glorify one aspect of sex work namely the experience of the empowere The oldest profession continues to be a great source of curiosity, disgust, and wonder even to this day, and I am not immune to the fascinating nuances of its practice For this reason, I knew I had to read this as soon as I saw it sitting on the library shelf.Sterry, himself a former Rent Boy, put together a compilation of diverse stories about the lives of sex workers My fear when reading this at first was that it would glorify one aspect of sex work namely the experience of the empowered, feminist sex worker from an educated, middle class background often Caucasian People tend to be tickled when they hear that someone might actually like this type of work, and I think it s important to acknowledge the variety of experiences and opinions within sex work That being said, I didn t want to read a compilation of stories that only addresses this one aspect Luckily, Sperry provided much balance so that the reader could see how liberating and how horrific sex work can be.My favorite story was from Mochaluv who puts it down straight She declares, The next time I hear some rich white bitch tell me how great being a ho is, I m gonna smack em upside they righteous head This one chick she was from Berkeley she kept telling me what an honor it is for me to be a sexual healer, how it s important for me to tell everyone how proud I am to be a prostitute, how empowering it is to be a sex worker Sex worker, I said, I ain t no sex worker I m a ho Much of this book is a reminder of the power of privilege Some have the privilege to choose the life of a sex worker because they have a college degree or monetary wealth to fall back on if it doesn t work out or if they want to explore another path At the same time, there are many, many people who simply do not have this privilege and are in the life for reasons we d all rather not think about because they are ugly and or painful.Any time that I can be reminded of the diversity of lived experience is a good one


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