In an interview for the Hookies Awards, Daniels said, “My favorite thing about escorting is the people I meet, the experiences it gives me, and the travel and the compensation for my time is always nice too. Regardless of whether the meeting didn’t go so well people never cease to disappointment and many clients have given me enough material to write a book and at least a few sequels.”
It was only a matter of time before his compilation of experiences was turned into a full book: "Money’s On the Dresser" was born and is available to purchase just in time for the ho-ho-holidays!
Open enrollment for health coverage began on the 1st of October 2013 and continues until the 30th of March 2014, with coverage starting as early as the 1st of January 2014. In order to apply for this earlier coverage, you must apply online by the 15th of December 2014.
The most basic requirement to apply for health insurance is to provide your social security number, visa, or permanent resident card online. Callen-Lordehealth cernter in New York City is now providing a Facilitated Enrollment Program to help determine you’re eligibility for free public health insurance (Family Health Plus, Child Health Plus, and Medicaid). They will screen to see what program you might be eligible for and complete the program with you, submitting the application on your behalf.
Staff will be located at community sites throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, as well as on location at the Community Health Center Monday through Thursday from 8:15am to 8:15pm, and Friday through Saturday from 8:30am to 3pm.
You do not have to be or become a patient at Callen-Lorde to utilize the free enrollment services at the Callen-Lorde Health Center or any of our partnering sites.
Please contact (212) 271-7270 for locations of our partner sites and for more information regarding health plans, documents, and other questions.
Additionally, NAVIGATORS are located throughout New York State to further assist people in registering and applying for health insurance. "IPA/Navigators will provide in person application assistance to individuals, families and small businesses and their employees at initial enrollment and when renewing coverage. IPA/Navigators remove barriers to the application process by providing assistance in multiple languages, in community based settings during non-traditional hours such as evenings and weekends." (via the NY State of Health website)
If you have any further questions regarding the Affordable Care Act or need a NAVIGATOR to help you with the sign up process, call 212.271.7270.
The information above applies to New York State residents and will differ from state to state.
It is Thanksgiving Eve and all us rentboys are getting ready for a full day of cooking, eating, drinking, and no doubt some hot action somewhere in that mix. With such a diverse group of guys celebrating across the country, we asked them how they will be spending the holiday weekend with friends, family, and maybe a few clients.
Rentboy and new porn pup TONY ORION (www.rentboy.com/TonyOrion) will be spending Turkey Day with his alpha, ALEKS BULDOCEK (www.rentboy.com/AleksBuldocek), "Aleks and I will probably hit the gym and come back home to stuff our faces and fuel our muscles, watch movies, and have great sex!" When asked what he was most thankful for this year Tony proudly exclaimed, "I’m thankful for having a family of two beautiful and amazing partners with whom I can share this and future holidays."
RYAN ROSE (www.rentboy.com/RyanRose), our new Face of Rentboy in North America admits to taking some time off from perfecting his gorgeous body in the gym to devote his time and energy to celebrating the holiday the right way, "I’ll be stuffing my fat face with as much food until I’m about to explode, then I’ll lay on the couch watching football until I slowly slip into a food coma."
This season is an especially busy time for Rentboys, when clients fly in from all across the world looking for good company on Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately for their fans, many Rentboys take a few days off to themselves.
"I usually take the holiday off to spend time with family and friends. Some days just need to be taken off" says 2013 Hookies Award winner for Best Fetish Escort DRAVEN TORRES (www.rentboy.com/DravenTorres).
Mister International Escort of the Year 2013, CHRISTOPHER DANIELS (www.rentboy.com/ChristopherDaniels) usually spends the day with a regular client from Canada, "We’re both Canadian so we usually end up talking about how the U.S. has the date wrong when Thanksgiving is ACTUALLY celebrated in October!"
Regardless of whether or not rentboys spend Thanksgiving on or off the clock, they all agree that this is the time of year to be reflecting on all of the great achievements and blessings they have and share with those closest to them. "I’m really grateful for my health and the love of my family and friends. As long as I have love in my heart and around me nothing else matters," says Draven Torres.
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Happy holidays from our family to yours! We hope you all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving weekend! ~The Staff of rentboy.com
The second episode released starred our hot Aussie bum TATE RYDER (www.rentboy.com/TateRyder) with the equally gorgeous Topher DiMaggio. The duo definitely look great in their high fashion apparel, but things only get hotter once the ties, belts, and accessories come off, and Tate goes after Topher’s beautiful, thick cock!
DUNCAN BLACK (www.rentboy.com/DuncanBlack) and Christian Wilde couldn’t be any hotter in their scene together! Mr.Pam, director of the film, proudly exclaimed, “Duncan LOVES to get fucked… loves loves loves it, and Christian was the perfect power top to dick him down and give him what his hole was begging for!”
VOTE for Your Rentboy Favorites at the 14th Annual CYBERSOCKET WEB AWARDS!
The 14th annual CyberSocket Web Awards are fast approaching, and the deadline for you to vote for your favorite websites, performers, and personalities is coming to an end December 8th! Both Rentboy.com (Best Escort Site) and Manworks.com (Best Massage Site) are nominated for awards this year, but even more exciting are the nominations for some of our favorite Hustlaball hosts and rentboys this year! Check them all out below…
You have until DECEMBER 8th to submit your choices, so VOTE NOW!
COMING EVENTS: NEW YORK CITY: NOV 29 - JAN 5 NUTCRACKER ROUGE
Company XIV and The Saint At Large present: NUTCRACKER ROUGE: A Baroque, Burlesque Confection November 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014 Minetta Lane Theater 33 performances only! Tickets and Information: NutcrackerRouge.com
Get ready for the return of HUSTLABALL to LAS VEGAS on Jan 19, 2014, for the first time in Sin City since 2009, bringing a red-hot parade of thousands of international party people ready to get in on the fun. Hustlaball is now in its 16th year, having held over 28 events for fans around the world. The next stop for the mega-party will be at Share Nightclub, the #1 ranked Best Gay Nightclub in Las Vegas. The main floor is focused on a Main Stage and Dance Floor, which are flanked by VIP Cabanas and Tables, and Two Bars, which lends the large space an intimate, exclusive atmosphere. The second floor will provide a completely separate VIP area, with its own music by VIP DJ Chi Chi LaRue, dance area, and center stage of exclusive live shows. The outdoor area will be transformed into a completely covered and heated lounge, complete with music by DJ duo Critter Control, out of LA.
The Search for the New Face of Rentboy 2014 is Over!
After months of searching for him we are proud to announce the TWO NEWFaces of Rentboy 2014 for North America and Europe. We tallied up all of your responses throughout various social networking platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, to find the guy who you all thought should be our new cover model!
We have been searching for the new Face of Rentboy 2014 for the past few months and have narrowed it down to five finalists! Meet the boys who are trying to win your favor and claim the title as their own:
We know that Diesel will be fucking the lights out of new exclusive model GOGO HARDER (www.twitter.com/GoGoHarder) this weekend, but the sexually-charged tweets between Pierre and Diesel are leaving us horny in anticipation for that hot scene!
The difference between a monthly and a travel ad is in their name: monthly ads run over monthly increments whereas travel ads give you a minimum of 5 days to advertise in your chosen city. Read more about Travel Ads here: http://blog.rentboy.com/post/64879752264
Generally, a monthly ads start at $32.95 or £19.95 and travel ads at $9.80 or £4.90. Another important fact to note is that ads placed in higher populated cities like New York City, London, and San Francisco will cost more than ads in Peoria, Arizona or Cambridge, UK.
The great part about advertising in those higher populated cities is that your ad will receive a lot more traffic as more potential customers will be looking at them and, in turn, hiring you!
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Please feel free to send a message over to firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions y’all may have regarding escorting and the industry and I’ll be more than happy to answer them!
Rent-University Returns to NYC on Tuesday, November 19th!
Rent-University classes, presented by HOOK Online and Rentboy.com, resumes on Tuesday, November 19th with a workshop discussing how the new Affordable Care Act can affect you and how you can take full advantage of it!
How You Can Make the Most of the Affordable Care Act
Tuesday, November 19th (2-4pm) in NYC
You know what it is, but do you know how it works? More importantly, do you know what it can do for you? HOOK teams up with Callen Lorde and Persist Health Project to bring you policy experts to help you sort out the details of getting access to affordable healthcare. AN ACA Navigator will be on-site to take you step-by-step through sign up. Also, get tips for finding and talking to a physician that understands your business. Free food, good conversation, and your questions answered by experienced professionals.
In December 2011, about seven months before he died, Gore Vidal turned to his good friend Scotty Bowers as the two relaxed in Vidal’s home in the Hollywood Hills. “You suppose we could find Bob and bring him over?” the frail, nostalgic Vidal asked. “Bob” was Bob Atkinson, a favorite male escort of Vidal’s whom Bowers had first set him up with around 60 years prior. They had long lost touch. “Gore liked Bob because he had been in the Navy and he had a cock as big as a baby’s arm,” says Bowers, who recorded his life as a trick, then pimp, to Hollywood’s rich and famous in the book Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars.
Nov 8, 2013 Press Release Manworks.com Launches New Site Design
Male massage site Manworks.com will officially reveal its new website next week – complete with better search tools, new graphics, and easier navigation.
“There are plenty of massage websites you can go to if you want ‘complicated,’ but we especially want to make the process of searching for masseurs a lot easier,” says Eli Lewis, director ofManworks.com.
After taking a survey of thousands of masseurs and clients, Manworks.com learned that customers seek massages in three main categories: Therapeutic, Sensual, and Erotic. These three massage types are now color coded throughout the new Manworks site: Green for Therapeutic; Orange for Sensual; and Red for Erotic. Depending on the hotness and level of eroticism clients seek in a gay masseur, they can now choose the massage modality using these three color-coded filter buttons, or quickly find masseurs based on the matching color coded box on each masseur’s ad.
“With the new design and color scheme for Manworks, you can easily find what you’re looking for,” said systems architect Michael Rivera. “The fonts are a little larger, cleaner and more readable so that you don’t stress your eyes and focus more on finding the right masseur. We’ve also used a lot of white space throughout the site and displayed the data in a more organized and consistent fashion, so you find the information where you expect it.”
Other key changes include more informative individual masseur pages indicating the variety of masseur attributes, such as whether masseurs are licensed or certified, their height, weight, and massage set-up, where they are located on a neighborhood map, and what kind of touch to expect in a massage session. Because private nude pictures are so popular, Manworks also increased the number of pictures allowed in each private gallery.
Manworks is now integrated into both Facebook and Twitter, so that members can easily sign in to the site and post their current availability, new locations or services, or share links to new photos.
To celebrate the launch of the Manworks.com redesign, we are offering 20% off new Manworks ads or renewals through the month of November. Use the code “MWRL2013” to redeem your discounted advertisement!
Manworks.com is the leading website for finding a male masseur near you, specializing in therapeutic, sensual, or erotic massage. Manworks has a huge database of veteran masseurs and newcomers from around the U.S., Canada, and the rest of the world, keeping it constantly updated so that clients can find the right masseur day or night.
ASK DOMINICK: Male Escort Advice Column #24: TAKING IT ON THE ROAD - The Escort Tour
ASK DOMINICK: Male Escort Advice Column #24: TAKING IT ON THE ROAD
Former kept boy and retired full-time escort“Dominick” transitioned into a successful career in commercial real estate, where the art of the sell is supreme. He’s appeared in various forums, bringing true accounts of his experiences to light. Two of his stories are included in the latest volume of Prose & Lore.
This month, he’s appearing live on stage at Joe’s Pub for the Red Umbrella Diaries Gala on November 14th. The show’s sold out, but look for news of the feature documentary Red Umbrella Diaries. (Rentboy.com’s own Jeffrey Davids is an Associate Producer— many thanks Jeff!) Dominick’s illustrated chapbook, Dominick Reading for Filth is now available on CreateSpace. There’s a launch party for the book at the Bureau of General Service—Queer Division on November 23rd.
QUESTION: Any advice for an escort about going on tour?
I touched on some common sense travel guidelines in my earlier post Time, Money, Motion, but let’s go over some specific tips about touring. Many escorts are able to travel away from their home base and spend lucrative weekends lining up appointments in other cities. One big challenge is to make sure your travel, hotel and incidental expenses don’t eat up all your profit! Let’s look at how this can work:
1. Base a tour around a set booking
I was based in New York, the country’s single biggest marketplace, so I didn’t need to travel beyond the tri-state area all that much. My colleagues who did tour would often organize a tour around a solid, regular booking, usually an overnight. So say you book a travel overnight to another city with someone you already know. It’s a great opportunity to announce that you’ll be in that town for a few days and line up additional appointments. You might make additional stops along the way home. You may want to let your regular know that this is your intent, depending on your level of disclosure with him.
2. Buddy up
I’ve known escort buddies to travel together, sharing expenses along the way. You can keep each other company and look out for each other. Your hotel bill is often the biggest expense, and you can cut it in half, assuming you’re different enough types that you’re not chasing the same business! If you’re sharing a hotel room, you’ll have to work around each other’s schedules.
3. Plan your travel in advance
Whether travelling by plane, train or bus, you can usually count on lower costs with at least 21 days advance booking. Look into travel logistics too, like getting to and from the airport, and available public transit. Incidental travel can add up fast and often winds up being a hidden cost. Look for deals and discounts in hotels, too– or you might consider a hosting site like AirBnB, or gay-friendly MisterBnB. You can potentially save money over hotels, if you’re planning on doing outcalls only.
4. Know your destination
Washington, DC is one of the most common destinations for touring escorts. It’s fairly underserved: currently there are 45 escorts listed on rentboy.com living in DC (the rest are visiting). That’s pretty low considering 5.7 million people live in the greater metro area- compare that to 88 resident escorts in Miami, with a similar population. Weekend rates at DC hotels are fairly low; there’s usually more demand on weekdays. Keep in mind that DC virtually shuts down in August, when Congress is in recess. So it’s good to know about specific market conditions in the place you’re visiting.
5. Ask your hotel calls
Maybe you’ve got an upcoming call with an out-of-towner visiting your hometown. He’s staying in a hotel, you meet him there, and the call goes really well. Ask him if he might want to see you again in his hometown- this may be the booking you can plan a future tour around.
6. Hop on a Bike!
Who needs taxis? In many cities across the US, there are bike-sharing programs in place, and more on the way. You can sign up for a day or a week and bike to your calls. Currently there are large bike-sharing networks in New York, Washington, DC, Minneapolis, Boston, San Antonio, San Francisco, and Denver, in addition to Divvy, in your hometown. What better way to arrive to your call than with that athletic glow and worked-out glutes?
Submit your questions about health, finance, fetishes, Internet, legal issues, and relationships— or anything else— to askDominick@gmail.com
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