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Rent Boys: The World of Male Sex Trade Workers

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From the author of Don't Tell and Dead Boys Can't Dance. Candid interviews and personal stories explore the lives of male street hustlers, strippers, and escorts.
Paperback, 136 pages
Published April 22nd 2005 by McGill-Queen's University Press (first published 2003)
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Nick Tramdack
Mar 10, 2011 Nick Tramdack rated it liked it
This interesting translated sociological work drew my eye on a library shelf. So I grabbed it. I wish all such books were written with such an elegant style. I mean, check out this line from the intro: "In fact, the male prostitution market is a universe shot through with illusions." PERIOD.

31 - Technique in strip club: the sexier options are never posted, but may be offered to "a special client like yourself." This technique must have begun 3000 years ago.

32-33: "Most strippers consider their o
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Rachel Pollock
Aug 17, 2016 Rachel Pollock rated it it was amazing
I'm giving this five stars because it was serendipitously exactly the book i was looking for in terms of some research i'm doing right now. This is a short (100-page) sociological study about contemporary male sex workers in Quebec at the turn of the millennium. It began as a study funded by a grant to research populations of disease vectors for HIV, but broadened into a much more diverse survey of the lives, circumstances, histories, etc of the men surveyed. Dorais and his fellow author(s) ...more
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