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A House In The Suburbs

Oscar Wilde enjoyed the spice of danger in what he called his ‘feasting with panthers’; or ‘rough trade’ as our less poetic age prefers to call it. There may be some modern heterosexual punters who are similarly drawn to the aura of risk, but they are probably a minority. If prostitution happens in sleazy conditions, […]

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 14:45 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Service Therapy

When a woman shops, her aim is not so much to acquire an object as to indulge her curiosity, investigate new products, demonstrate her wealth and status, calibrate her value, feel herself attractive, comfort herself in adversity and combat depression. Each of those Retail Therapy motives will be familiar to the brothel-going man. The main […]

Posted on February 26, 2012 at 11:03 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Consolation Of Brothel-Going

Foreign cities offer us the opportunity to be someone other than we are at home, and to gratify the desires that our permanent neighbours will not countenance. The girl from the nosy small town is grateful for the existence of cheap charter trips to the Greek islands where she can bang a different man every […]

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 20:34 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Self-Discovery

The customer may discover in the brothel that his sexuality is not, in fact, what he imagined it to be. Now, far too many dorks compensate for their unattractiveness by determined efforts to play the New Man. They may decry ‘masculinity’ and emphasise their ‘feminine’ characteristics. Of which some may be real enough, such as […]

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 13:20 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Sole Permitted Conceptual Paradigm

According to the standard mythology of commercial sex, the customer is a stalker, a sadist, even a serial murderer. That is, his taste is held to be not for women’s beauty but for their powerlessness. It is axiomatic that he wishes to harm them, or at least to humiliate them, to glory in his power. […]

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 10:31 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Power To Please

In any decent House, the girl is in charge of the transaction, like any other professional. She will tell the customer the rules, either in terms of what she will do for him or in terms of what she won’t do for him. Just like a hairdresser, she will listen to the customer describing what […]

Posted on March 1, 2012 at 11:19 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Eternal-Feminine

If, for the sake of argument, we were to agree with the ideologues that all provider pleasure is wholly fake, the fact nevertheless remains that most customers want to give the woman pleasure. Indeed, this endeavour is a very large component of the whole experience, sometimes even the dominant one. Even if the customer is […]

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 10:48 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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On Carnal And Other Knowledge

It is often said that one cannot have good sex with a prostitute because one does not ‘know’ her – and that she cannot have good sex with a customer for the same reason. This will surely come as a surprise to everyone who has had wild sex at a party, on a holiday beach […]

Posted on March 3, 2012 at 11:34 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Taking The Beauties Down A Peg

At a German FKK brothel the providers undulate around in high heels but are otherwise stark naked. Like all beautiful women they look proud or even snooty; and yet they are thoroughly viewable and completely available. I do not, of course, accept the politically-correct view that prostitution is all about violence and degradation, but the […]

Posted on March 4, 2012 at 09:41 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Right To Choose

In a perfect world, women would not need to sell sexual services to make a living. But there again, in a perfect world a physically unattractive man might be able to marry on his other qualities; and the same goes for the unattractive woman. One advantage of arranged marriage is that it gives a chance […]

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 09:31 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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