Tag Archives: Discretion

Bouncing Boundaries

Nothing gets my hackles raised more than liars, thieves, and those who give them cover and succor. Even in, no, especially in the demimonde. Are we professionals or not? If we want our industry to be respected and if we want … Continue reading

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Cacophonous Chorus: A Playlet

Chorus: SHE DIDN’T MEAN IT! ‘TWAS AN ACCIDENT! WHAT IS A WHORE TO DO? Demimondaine 1: Perhaps, not steal deposits from clients. Chorus: SHE DIDN’T MEAN IT! ‘TWAS AN ACCIDENT! WHAT IS A WHORE TO DO? Demimondaine 2: Perhaps, not out … Continue reading

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About Birds, Feathers, and Flocking

I know some people believe that anyone in the sex industry inherently lacks an understanding of ethics by virtue of our jobs and that our clients most certainly don’t have ethics because otherwise, how could they participate in such sordid … Continue reading

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When Ignorance is Malice

Well, SESTA* passed the Senate. It’s not that I’m surprised or even disappointed, because I know exactly the whorephobic era in which we live. I’m just tired. But, and I’m trying to agree with the optimism here, a lot of activists … Continue reading

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For Time & Companionship…on Twitter

Why the hell have I been blocked/muted from your Twitter?! If you’ve found yourself suddenly blocked by me on Twitter, here is the explanation as to why. And it really shouldn’t shock you unless you were counting on being the … Continue reading

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{Upscale}

You know how someone can write an article that could be considered the penultimate or seminal statement on the subject? Well, Cecilia Dahl wrote what I consider to be the seminal piece on being upscale in the demimonde. I cannot … Continue reading

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{Truthiness}

Even though Stephen Colbert is the most recent and famous user of this word, and his unique definition of it (heh), it’s been in the dictionary for over a century. Personally, I’m trying to avoid using the word “authentic” or … Continue reading

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