Joseph Itiel's Weblog (2009): In my first book about sex work (A Consumers Guide to Male Hustlers,) I wrote at length about the differences between male and female prostitutes.
My editor thought that this part was superfluous and wanted me to delete it.
For one, the male prostitute is tarred with the same brush as his female counterpart.
He offers counselling, safe-sex kits, and HIV and harm-reduction information, and he connects clients to job-skills training and assistance with schooling and housing.
Many have experienced discrimination and abuse at the hands of their parents, or within the system; many have been kicked out of their homes or run away.
I refused, because the difference between male and female adult sex workers is between free male independent contractors and enslaved women.
I have never encountered a pimp for male sex workers anywhere in the world.