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Rent University (www.rent-u.com) is back in session with its first two classes of the summer coming this June! The classes are formatted into two-hour sessions with up to 20 participants and an instructor speaking about and opening up a discussion on different topics relevant to men actively working in the sex industry. A suggested donation of $10-$20 for each class is encouraged to keep the program going, but participants are never turned away as scholarships are available.
The next class, Writing Your Story, will be presented on Thursday, the 6th of June in New York City with David Henry Sterry to discuss how best to share your story in the industry.
This two-hour workshop from one of America’s most celebrated authors promises to give aspiring and established writers in the sex industry a crash course in story-telling structure, pace and that special spark. Course includes writing exercises and gives each participant a chance to share their experiences and ask questions of the instructor and each other.
Coming up on Thursday, the 20th of June is BDSM Fun(damentals) with Master Avery guiding newcomers and veterans alike through the basics of kink and fetish practices.
There are skills and there are BDSM skills. Maybe you know some basics, maybe you don’t. Master Avery is one of New York City’s most highly respected BDSM instructors. With conversation and guidance, you can better understand many complex kink practices.
Rent University NYC Classes Continue Thursday, March 14th: TALKING RAW SEX IN NEGOTIATED SAFETY
”Why It’s So Hard To Talk About Bareback Sex”
by Kyle Bella
With more than 50% of gay men no longer using condoms consistently, the shame that often prevents candid discussion of bareback sex may prove to be as dangerous as the health risks themselves.
I had been living in New York City just long enough to know about the risks of bareback sex, the statistics, the history, and the ghosts. This is not a cautionary tale; this is about a decision I made, and keep making.
In October 2010, I met a guy online who was visiting from France. That night, after meeting in a midtown Starbucks, we went to his hotel room. I never asked about his HIV status. I watched him do a line of coke in the bathroom, and even knowing that, knowing he was some unfamiliar man doing things I never envisioned myself doing, we fucked each other without condoms. And it felt good. This was the scariest part for me. Not the risk itself, but the fact that I enjoyed it.
Thursday’s upcoming Rent University class, “Talking Raw: What Works in Negotiated Safety” discusses barebacking, the social implications, shaming, and controversial topic surrounding the act, and how it fits into our lives as gay men who make active decisions about our sexual practices.
Sign up for the class on Rent University here!
Rent University is supported by Rentboy.com and is a part of HOOK Online, a national grassroots program which supports men who are or have been in the sex industry to create a positive relationship amongst one another for support and communication. A big part of what HOOK Online does is to promote a greater understanding of the sex industry by educating sex workers, clients, and the general public.
My Initiation Into RENT UNIVERSITY by Eli Lewis
My Initiation Into RENT UNIVERSITY
by Eli Lewis
Rent University is a program created by men in the sex industry for other men in the sex industry, with the goal of opening up an honest and factual forum to discuss topics that impact our daily lives both as gay men and as male escorts. Each class is divided into sets of weekly two hour workshops led by experienced professionals from inside and outside of the industry to shed light on pertinent information and incite a conversation about how to work and live smarter.
In order to create a private, secure, and confidential environment for such a meeting one must register for each class to obtain the address and location of the workshop. A recommended donation of $10 to $20 is also encouraged to help fund and continue the program, but no one is turned away due to a lack of funds. One can also apply for a scholarship in order to attend the workshops.
I attended my first class yesterday to listen to Seth Eaker, a personal trainer and life coach, discuss how we use our bodies in the business and how best to optimize our time to attain our goals in his class “Building the Perfect Body.” During this seminar we discussed everything from client-escort relationships and expectations, essential information pertaining to our bodies and how key elements such as nutrition, training, rest, and recreational drug use affect it, to our shelf life as male escorts, and the importance of visibility, open dialogue, and community within our brotherhood of men.
I’ve heard both positive and negative reviews from other escorts as to why I should or should not attend a workshop, but I walked in with an open mind and the single expectation of learning something from Seth and my peers. Although the information we shared regarding how we can optimally use our bodies to achieve our personal and professional goals widely enlightening, I learned something far more valuable during those two hours than any class could teach.
Rent University in NYC presents “Building the Perfect Body” this Thursday, February 21st… Sign up for Classes Now!
21 FEBRUARY 2013
“Building the Perfect Body”
Thursday, February 21 (2-4PM)
LOCATION: Safe, discrete, undisclosed meeting space in downtown Manhattan. Once your reservation has been confirmed you will receive a confirmation email with the address. Light refreshments will be provided.
INSTRUCTOR: Seth Eaker
When you are in the business, you are selling a commodity: you. Spend time talking to MBA entrepreneur, life coach and personal trainer, Seth Eaker as he guides you through the steps to forming the persona best for your ideal target customer. Seth will discuss how supplementation, hormone replacement therapy, diet and self-identity can play into achieving the results. Get a sense of what having a body really costs in terms of money, time, and effort. How long is your shelf life as an escort and performer? This class will help you find out your own shelf life and also how to make it last for your financial success and the pleasure of your clients. Register at WWW.RENT-U.COM
Register Now! RENT UNIVERSITY New York City Classes Continue…Feb to Mar 2013
www.rent-u.com New York City
Rent U. will offer two 2-hour workshops with up to 20 participants on different topics relevant to men actively working in the sex industry. $10 donation encouraged per class. Scholarships are available. Attendees also get a 50% credit toward their next rentboy classic ad or renewal (see below).
Tuesday, February 7, 2-4 pm
“Know Your Rights”
Former male escort Brendan Michael Conner, a third-year law student and Haywood Burns Fellow at the City University of New York School of Law, will provide a “Know Your Rights” training that will include a discussion of New York criminal laws commonly applied to male sex workers (such as prostitution, promoting prostitution, criminal
nuisance, and disorderly conduct) and the Fourth Amendment rights governing police interactions with sex workers, both on the street and at indoor work-settings. The training will focus on practical advice and interactive role-plays to prepare participants to get through a police encounter safely and calmly, but will also provide tips for preventing police encounters from occurring in the first place.
Save the Date for the following upcoming classes:
Tuesday, February 21, 2-4 pm
“Building the Perfect Body” by expert and personal trainer Seth Eaker
Tuesday, March 14, 2-4 pm
“Talking Raw: What Works in Negotiated Safety” with qualified sexpert and MTV personality Francisco Ramirez
Tuesday, March 21, 2-4 pm
“Financial Planning” - OR - “The ever Changing Client & boundary
WHERE: New York City / Downtown
Safe, discrete, undisclosed meeting space in downtown Manhattan. Once your reservation has been confirmed you will receive a confirmation email with the address. Light refreshments will be provided.
* This is a limited time offer ONLY to participants who attend Rent.U Classes.
Rent U. is a harm reduction project of HOOK, a grassroots program by, for and about men in the sex industry.
HOOK is affiliated with a 501(c) 3 organization.
RENT UNIVERSITY in NYC: Workshops for Men in the Sex Industry…Sign Up for Dec.13 Class
Thursday, December 13 (2-4:30PM)
LOCATION: SPACE IN MANHATTAN PROVIDED ONLY TO REGISTRANTS
Do you ever feel that you are not using your money the right way or don’t have any savings? Do you wonder about retirement as an escort? What about understanding the financial markets or buying stocks? Don’t worry, you are not alone.
Rent U is pleased to be joined by seasoned investment professional, Louis Fields, who will help guide you through the simple, “Three Block Process” of harm reduction for your finances. With 17 years of experience in the financial planning industry, Louis will help you grow your financial resources to prepare for whatever goal you may envision: buying property, qualifying for a loan and ensuring your own financial future. He will also help give you a basic understanding of the financial markets and resources to go to learn more.
Isn’t it time you started taking your own financial health seriously?