Just a show of hands: how many of you would sign up to make $600 a night for simply being mean? You know acting like a jerk, a prick, a...what's the word? Oh yeah, S&M master. No really, how many of you would be willing to whip a businessman's bare ass or stomp on a high powered attorney's scrotum with a pair of stilettos for a serious stack of hundos at the end of your day on the job?
I recently came across a young lady who began doing this. No, I didn't meet her that way. A young lady who, through friends of friends, was introduced into this racket whereby young, pretty adults are offered serious cash to inflict measured pain and pleasure fantasies to New York's finest -- essentially serving as dungeon masters fulfilling the erotic. And by NYC's finest I don't mean New York's police force, though I can only assume some of them are on the dole, but the fine everyday professional men and women who make this city what it is. Bankers, doctors, teachers, etc. Now I don't mean to broadcast some widespread conspiracy here, I'm not saying most of us are average Dick and Jane's by day and Eyes Wide Shut S&M vampires by night, but New York (and every other town I assume) does have a population that likes paying for erotica-torture. And someone's got to do the deeds.
Is working in one of these pain-caves akin to prostitution? Stripping? Physical therapy? Can a job you wouldn't tell mom or dad about still be morally ok? Is making $600 a night to, say, I don't know, whack a man's ass with his own briefcase entirely amoral and vile? Sure it is. Maybe. I mean on first approach there is something quite bad about inflicting pain on a stranger even if they are asking, nay, begging for it. And adding the sexual component to all this must put it in the no-no category. Still I do wonder, is it inherently worse than other slimy jobs many of us aspire to? Certain jobs in banking and advertising that distorts truth and manipulates clients. And while I can certainly argue the differences, I thought I might ask you guys to weigh in.
1. Would you take such a job for any amount of money?
2. If you would, would you tell others?
3. What would you liken this line of work to?
4. Are you upset they are only hiring young pretty people for these gigs?