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Up Front: Eat Up Your Brothelly

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  • Ross Mason,

    Eat Up Your Brothelly

    Getting the cherry on a frosty night........a cold deflower

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1491 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    I've often thought that they should have a brothel where the sex workers dress up as 'windows' from the television programme Play School.

    Yikes! I guess Big Ted and Little Ted have a role to play??

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2288 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Is it just me or does anyone else find that sidebar for drug help excessively annoying????

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2288 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Yikes! I guess Big Ted and Little Ted have a role to play??

    I'm sorry to have to report that Little Ted was killed in an explosion.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    I think the idea of a club, or what have you, where you could go with a girlfriend, you know, a friend who just happens to be a girl (or the other way around of course) and you can both pop off for a shag and come back and chat about it over a drink or three, could be a great idea.
    It would save all that bother of having to say "I suppose we're a couple now" and all that exclusivity that goes with it. Let's face it. If your partner likes to go off and have a game of golf or go to the theatre or movies, with a friend we have no problem, we don't have to share all the same interests when in a relationship, but as soon as you shag someone, well all hell breaks loose
    Yup, so two pints of larger and a blowjob please.
    Or is that all a bit Roman for your liking?.
    ;-)

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4704 posts Report Reply

  • Claire Browning,

    I should note, for what it's worth, that this column suffers slightly from having had some difficult last-minute changes made to it because of what I am almost 100% sure has been some heavy toning-down of the Pundit column. I could be wrong, but it doesn't appear to be today what I read yesterday.

    You may be almost 100% sure, but you are 100% wrong.

    Since Aug 2010 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Young,

    If you want guy candy, there's always Dustin Clare (Sean) in TVNZ's Satisfaction, who plays a straight male sex worker in the fictional Melbourne elite brothel 232.

    However, in practice, most male sex workers apparently chase the more monied gay male market ("gay for pay.") How occupational feminism and career mobility for women might have affected the size of the straight female market for sex work is a moot point, though. According to my friend Calum over @ NZPC, not very much...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 370 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    I agree. A lot of the time, you can't even give it away

    You're like baked beans on toast. When a woman is hungry, it's easy enough to reach into the cupboard to pull it out, but it's not necessarily very tasty, and when you're done you have to do the dishes, and deal with the stench of burnt toast, and maybe your flatmate had her eye on that can of beans that you ate, so you're in trouble now.

    But sometimes you want a really really good spectacular tasty meal served up for you, and you don't mind paying to get the very best.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 726 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    You're like baked beans on toast.

    On the contrary, my dear.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    What's the contrary of beans on toast? Shrimps on jelly?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    or innuendo on a bagel?


    (That drug sidebar is still driving me crazy!!)

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2288 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    What's the contrary of beans on toast? Shrimps on jelly?

    I knew you'd say that. :)

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Everything in the sex industry seems to be different, tonally, atmospherically, when women organise it for women. The 'going to the toilet' analogy might be a good one: men go alone, don't speak, don't make eye contact.

    No, I don't think that men in strip clubs are that much different. Yeah there's definitely the sit-quietly-alone-and-watch types but there's plenty of drunken yahoo crowds too, having a big laugh about it all. But no touching, for fairly sound reasons.

    Men will go to strip clubs just to have a drink, socialize, play some pool, chat to strangers, etc. But for-men brothels are all about the business. In NZ, that is. Perhaps a different model could work for women.

    I'll believe it when I see it. People see watching and fucking as very different activities. They see other people doing it in a very different way too, and judge each very differently.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8323 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg,

    Also. Men paying women for sex = degrading to women. However, women paying men for sex = degrading to women. Wuh?

    Yes, that is indeed wrong. But, possibly due to a thoroughly Lutheran upbringing, how about People paying people for sex = degrading to people?

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    People paying people for sex = degrading to people

    I could never get this. Why would it be degrading? I mean so long as neither party feels that way. Obviously if you've been forced into the profession, yeah, I get that. But otherwise, what's the exact issue that you have with that particular transaction?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    "No touching the pussy"

    Word! That is just wrong.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1410 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    People paying people for sex = degrading to people?

    As suggested by some of the earlier comments here, actually paying for it could in many cases mean upgrading, rather than degrading.

    Also, belated respect to Mr Challinor for his poetic contribution. Glad I wasn't the only one to spot the stealthy budgie/judgy rhyme. But possibly the only one to be immediately haunted by the mental image of a certain MP in his budgie-judgypants.

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1410 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Word! That is just wrong.

    I couldn't get past this sentence:

    His wife, Stephanie, who has a daughter from a previous relationship, was appalled by the attack.

    What does the daughter have to do with the story? Was she dropped in a bin as well?

    Since Nov 2006 • 6162 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg,

    I could never get this. Why would it be degrading? I mean so long as neither party feels that way.

    Yes, I'd agree with that caveat in principle. Although in real life? How would you know how the person you are paying for sex feels about the transaction. And what circumstances put them in that situation?

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • Jolisa,

    Syzygy - a print magazine featuring pictorial stories of gay erotica, aimed at women

    Ooooh, yes ma'am, that is right up my alley. Astro-porn for the ladies!

    Consisting of, presumably, "the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies [...] in a gravitational system", i.e. a trio of incredibly hot astronomer guys doing it, or trying to, on a waterbed.

    I'll just shuffle over and join David H in the obscure tastes corner...

    Auckland, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 1410 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    Word! That is just wrong.

    Jesus Christ on a stick! Absolute cruelty. What is wrong with these people?

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6028 posts Report Reply

  • richard,

    Syzygy? Sounds more like a magazine for women who get excited when they win at Scrabble.

    Not looking for New Engla… • Since Nov 2006 • 258 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    And what circumstances put them in that situation?

    What makes people want to be dentists? In all seriousness.

    Most jobs can be looked at as a form of exploitation. Because they are. And some of them more than others - factory work, farming, prostitution - are carried out sometimes by actual slaves, but the stigma that remains attached to prostitution is always greater than that of other jobs that people sometimes do under lesser or greater duress. So again I'd have to ask you - why? What is it that makes to you prostitution different?

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • Martin Lindberg,

    Most jobs can be looked at as a form of exploitation... So again I'd have to ask you - why? What is it that makes to you prostitution different?

    All good points. Maybe I have a blinkered view of prostitution. Maybe it really is a free choice on the level of choosing to be a dentist. Maybe there really are prostitutes that have other options, but choose this line of work instead.

    Stockholm • Since Jul 2009 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Maybe there really are prostitutes that have other options, but choose this line of work instead.

    I believe it is rather well documented, yes.

    Syzygy? Sounds more like a magazine for women who get excited when they win at Scrabble.

    Still way more erotic than Filament.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

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