Coming To Nevada Brothels In 2010: Male Prostitutes

If you’ve always skipped the brothels while in Nevada because they didn’t offer the kind of companionship you’re looking for, Merry Christmas! On Friday, the Nevada Board of Health changed its health code so that male sex workers can be tested regularly for STDs, which means starting next year men can sell sexual favors alongside the women working at the Shady Lady Ranch.

It turns out that until last week, the health code mandated regular cervical exams for sex workers, which pretty much excluded men from working legally. Now the code says cervical or urethral exams will be accepted.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, a lobbyist for the Nevada Brothel Owners Association is not happy with the change:

We’ve worked hard for years to make the traditional brothel business in this state socially acceptable and something we can be proud of that most Nevadans accept,” [George] Flint added. “We have some concerns that this can be diluted by what Ms. Bobbi Davis [owner of the Shady Lady Ranch] wants to try.”

Davis told the newspaper that she may start having men working at her ranch as soon as January, and in fact there’s a job placement ad up on the Shady Lady Ranch website, if you’re interested:

The Shady Lady Ranch is Looking for a few good men.

Between 21 and 40.
Have a Good Work Ethic.
Must be Service Oriented.
Have a Willingness to Please.
Have a Positive Attitude.

If you think you have what it takes, please send pictures(head shot and body shot, no nudes)and a short bio to Shady Lady Ranch. The Madam will contact those whom she feels will do the best.

“New era: Health authorities open brothels to male prostitutes” [Las Vegas Sun via Towleroad]

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  1. Kishi says:

    Well, I was trying to figure out how I was going to afford to pay for college next year…

  2. crash357 says:

    Ed…whoever picked that picture, explain. My mind is going nuts with possible explanations…

  3. LESSTHANKIND says:

    Mr. Brothel Association reminds me of men watching movies. A movie can show boobs galore, and it’s harmless entertainment. But show even a quick flash of the ol’ wiener, and that same movie is now disgusting porn filth… the end of civilization as we know it!! EWWWWWW!!

    • TurnkeyDB says:

      Well yea and????

      • mythago says:

        If you hate looking at your penis that much, don’t be surprised if the women in your life pick it up.

        • Evil_Otto would rather pay taxes than make someone else rich says:

          “pick it up”… I think that would be an improvement :3

          (hurr)

    • korybing says:

      I feel the same way. Male nudity can only be used for comedic purposes it seems. There’s just something super threatening about frontal male nudity, I guess.

    • MrEvil says:

      I hate the fact we’re up to what? 5 Saw movies now complete with grotesque scenes of torture. Nobody bats an eye to that. But heaven forbid we show some wang or vagina in a movie.

      • korybing says:

        Yes! It’s just torture porn, in my eyes. Why is it okay for kids to see Saw movies but if a dude whips out his junk the movie is in serious danger of getting an NC-17 rating? There’s a documentary called This Film Is Not Yet Rated that deals with how films are rated and what is allowed in theaters and what isn’t and it was very interesting. Basically it’s a big bunch of bullcrap.

        • mythago says:

          Because Jack Valenti, the evil father of the MPAA, thought that “in a heterosexual society” (yes, I know, I know) that is was perfectly appropriate to show only female nudity. Because women aren’t interested in penises or anything.

    • mizmoose says:

      That’s because boobies are beautiful but wieners are silly looking dangly things.

      Remember, all us wimmins have terrible fears that we once had them but they got chopped off.

  4. CJ says:

    I know it’s difficult to find stock photos of Nevada, but……only Arizona has Saguaro cacti. FYI

  5. lv_spiff says:

    As a Vegas resident I can say there is a big push to legalize all prostitution throughout the state. Regulate it, license it, and tax it – we need the money bad. Hopefully the steps to allow males to offer their services is just another step forward in the effort to get the legislation caught up with the people.

    • joshuadavis says:

      Its funny, the same people complaining about taxes will probably start whining about this revenue opportunity.

      • Keavy_Rain says:

        That’s how it is in CA with legalizing and taxing pot. Recreational, medical, it doesn’t matter as the issue remains the same: We need the money, but those who fought legalization don’t want to admit that “OMG maybe we were wrong about the evils of Marijuana.”

        • witeowl says:

          No, no, no! I already called dibs for Nevada to become the recreational pot state. Think about it: prostitution, 24 hour alcohol, gambling… pot. It’s a natural. We’d be the Netherlands of the US.

          Dibs, I say!

          • diasdiem says:

            Yep. Because if the country is going to get struck by a fiery meteor of God’s wrath, best it should happen in the middle of the desert :-)

        • Oranges w/ Cheese says:

          Meh. Its not because of the evils of marijuana, its because of the stupidity of the people who already use it, will continue to use it and kill other people (smoking n driving yaaay!)

      • varro says:

        Not to mention the fact that since California passed Prop H8, they have a golden opportunity to cash in by opening up the wedding chapels to same-sex couples.

  6. Julia789 says:

    I wonder what most of the business would be from – hen night parties or individual “cougars” looking for a little fun?

    • LESSTHANKIND says:

      Or dudes.

      • XTC46 says:

        you are probabaly correct. Straight women have it very easy if they want to get laid, straight dudes, not so much (well thats not true, but its harder for guys). Gay guys have the shame factor to deal with, which sucks. This is why online gay porn is such a huge business right now.

        • ScarletsWalk says:

          I’ve heard guys say that for years and it’s just not true. I’m attractive, but I’ve gone home plenty o’ times when maybe I’d have preferred not to. I’m not saying it’s as hard as it is for straight guys, but it’s not like we can walk in a room and point at someone and it’s a done deal.

          • floraposte says:

            I don’t think the theory is that it’s easier for a woman to get the man she likes than vice versa–I think the theory is that women with no standards are pretty much guaranteed, where even with no standards men might go home alone. That may be less true now that women are more sexually active for pleasure, but then the prevalence of decent sex toys may mean that last-chance bar dudes are outranked by plastic.

            • Julia789 says:

              “Last chance bar dudes” – made me laugh!

            • mythago says:

              That is the theory, but it’s still nonsense. Particularly since there’s a thriving prostitution industry directed at men. There aren’t many intersections in a big city where swarms of men in tight clothes will swarm my car offering to do whatever I want sexually for money.

              In other words, the theory is BS imagined by the whiny, bitter guy in the bar at the end of the night.

          • RandomHookup says:

            Here’s one way to prove the theory. Take an equally attractive man and woman. Have each approach 100 people in bars and clubs over the course of a month. Walk up to a member of the opposite sex and offer “Wanna fuck?” Let’s see who has the highest number of acceptances.

        • Vivienne says:

          It is definitely easier for a woman to find sex than it is for a man, but that is an irrelevant issue. One pays a prostitute not for the sex, but to go away afterword, quietly, and quickly, and without expecting a phone call or flowers.

        • larrymac thinks testing should have occurred says:

          Maybe closeted gay men have “shame” to deal with. Me, I’m doing just fine and have no self-esteem issues.

      • strongbow says:

        Yeah, dudes is what I was thinking. Especially those on the down low.

  7. ecwis says:

    How are “sex workers” different from “prostitutes”? Prostitute has a negative connotation because it refers to people who have sex with people for money. So the prostitutes change the term to “sex workers”? All these new PC terms annoy me.

    • Laura Northrup says:

      “sex worker” also encompasses other trades in the industry: strippers, porn actors, strippers…

      • ecwis says:

        “It turns out that until last week, the health code mandated regular cervical exams for sex workers, which pretty much excluded men from working legally. Now the code says cervical or urethral exams will be accepted.”

        So that means strippers have to get cervical or urethral exams? That seems like overkill.

        • AK47 - Now with longer screen name! says:

          Maybe I’m not up-to-date on my terms, but I believe strippers fall under “exotic entertainment” Since they don’t actually have sex with you (or aren’t supposed to, anyway) as part of their jobs, they’re not technically “sex workers.”

    • Jonbo298 says:

      “Sex Worker” can also be seen more positive then a prostitute because there is less risk involved. Not saying 100% guaranteed safe, but if I had the choice of a prostitute or a “Sex Worker” who has “strict” guidelines to maintain, I think the choice is obvious ;)

    • RichL says:

      Wait a minute. Prostitute is another word for ‘sex worker’? Up until now I thought it was a euphemism for ‘congressman’. ;)

    • mythago says:

      “Sex workers” is not PC. If the term were something like “personal entertainment assistants” that might be PC, but there is nothing euphemistic about “sex workers”. Truly, every time the language changes or somebody uses a different term than you prefer, it’s not a politically-correct plot to irritate you.

    • korybing says:

      I was always under the impression that “sex worker” implied legality, while “prostitute” implied illegality. Am I wrong in thinking that?

  8. diasdiem says:

    In. Not “To.”

  9. KathleemB says:

    I’m honestly surprised it took this long. As long as all involved are clean and consenting (and good, giving and game, of course), have at it! I would love to see something like Lady Sally’s in the real world sometime, but I don’t think it’ll happen as long as the jackass from the Brothel Owner’s Association is around…

  10. H3ion says:

    There are probably more prostitutes in Las Vegas and Reno, where it’s illegal, then in the rest of Nevada where it’s legal.

    Now when are they going to accommodate those of us who favor farm animals?

    • TacoChuck says:

      Farm animals can’t consent so never as it should be.

    • EtherealFlame says:

      Exactly! One of these days my nasty little chipmunk and babyoil fetish is going to catch up to me. I just know it.

    • korybing says:

      Wait, I don’t understand the correlation between male sex workers and legalizing bestiality. Are you being sarcastic and I’m just missing it? Are you saying that men shouldn’t be sex workers but women are alright? Or do you just not approve of legal prostitution altogether?

    • vesper says:

      Back in ’97 while researching for an article for college assignment, I read that the rate of HIV for women walking the street in LV was 2 of 3 women, whereas it was 0 for any women in the brothels. If I EVER were to do go this route, I would NEVER pick up a broad off the street. On the other hand I get a nauseated feeling about having sex with any women that YOU guys may have just had also. IMO.

      • korybing says:

        that’s how I feel about the whole thing. Prostitution has existed practically forever. It’s going to happen whether it’s legal or not, so might as well make it safe and regulated. The tax money doesn’t hurt anything either.

        • MrEvil says:

          Not only that, but the fact that prostitution is illegal causes the very thing laws against it claim to stop, exploitation. When a prostitute gets beat up by a John or mugged and money stolen, she can’t go to the police and instead has to rely on a pimp (whom is often as abusive as any John) to do all the enforcing. This sort of clandestine business relationship is prime for abuse. If the pimp becomes abusive a prostitute again can’t go to the police because they will most certainly arrest her.

          And there’s a reason its called the oldest profession in the world. No matter how hard government tries to keep Prostitution illegal, they’re not going to stop it. It’s been tried by cultures in ancient times and it doesn’t seem like we’re putting much of a dent in it now.

  11. jeremymiles says:

    I might be being naive here, but are these new men going to be, errr…, serving men or the ladies?

    • mythago says:

      Yes.

    • korybing says:

      I read some statistic a long time ago saying that most male prostitutes service other men. I don’t know how accurate that is, but a large majority of all pornography seems to be slanted towards men, so it wouldn’t surprise me.

    • locakitty says:

      well, some of the ladies serve the ladies, too. i imagine they will be equal opportunity service professionals, if they choose to be.

      • Clumber says:

        Wait… wait… wait… wait….. REALLY? (oh crap… err.. ) I mean, Oh… really? How interesting, in a philosophical way, of course.

        8^O

        Seriously? This is a fact?

        Well dang… missed opportunities in my younger days then, I suppose. Adore my spouse more every single day. Looking back to PRE-spouse days…. wow. I had no idea. A minor regret then… but still. Huh. (me = ♀, just so no one becomes misunderstandably offended. I prefer to offend with complete clarity.)

    • veronykah says:

      I don’t see why they would discriminate as a whole. Sure each person can decide whether or not they want to “party” with a client but the women who work at these brothels serve men and women so why would the men be any different?
      Barring personal preference of course…

  12. brandihendrix says:

    Isn’t the reason that male prostitutes aren’t that widespread because it not “that” hard to find a guy who will sleep with you for free.

    Even a minimally attractive woman can find a number of fellas that will do the nasty with her for free.

    • Jonbo298 says:

      Women don’t have fantasies like men do? Color me puzzled

      • harrier666 says:

        Maybe I am a pervert (hint: I am) but as a women I can come up with some stuff I would pay for. As my ex often says, women can’t walk out the front door with out tripping over a …. thingie… that wants to be in them but the idea of no strings sex is still appealing. Men can get all crazy attached over a short term love affair, or get all political. Clean sex with a man who knows what he is doing could be quite fun. A man who knows how to use a condom among other things. If you could be assured of a hot guy (per your definition of hot), no strings, no wedding ring, regular std tests and clean sex practices, no games, not going to go psycho after, maybe more than one, you set all the rules… I think I am about to make a road trip.

    • mythago says:

      Why do you think men are fussy, but women just want something breathing with a penis?

      • Powerlurker says:

        There’s actually been some research on the subject. I can’t remember where it was done, but at one university they had an array of men and women wander around a college campus and walk up to members of the opposite sex and basically say “I find you attractive, will you sleep with me?” What it found is that men will be willing to sleep with most anyone who exceeds some baseline of attractiveness while women tend to have higher standards and require more of a relationship beforehand. Anecdotally, this hypothesis can be tested by posting in Casual Encounters on Craigslist. Post in w4m and you’ll have a couple hundred replies within a day. Post in m4w and you may get a handful of spam emails trying to get you sign up for dating sites.

        • mythago says:

          Yes, I know the research you’re talking about. What it found is that women are not as willing to run home alone with a strange man who approaches them in public and asks for sex. This is a safety issue, not a “men will hump trees and women are picky” issue. (Gay men don’t have this much of a problem, they also don’t have the slut-shaming culture directed at straight women.)

          Really, talk to some actual women. Just like with you guys, finding a random sexual partner who we might not be at all attracted to with the lights on is much different than finding somebody you *want* to sleep with.

          • Powerlurker says:

            The point is that if all you want is to get laid, it’s much easier for a straight woman to find even said “random sexual partner who we might not be at all attracted to with the lights on” than a straight man. Seriously, put up an ad in w4m on Craigslist saying that you weigh 300lbs and watch the replies roll in, some from guys who aren’t even that dysfunctional. Put a decent looking one in m4w and watch a handful of emails come in from spammers and gay guys. A woman can lower her standards far less than a man and still have a reasonable number of choices for potential sex partners.

            • mythago says:

              The point is that if all you want is to get laid, it’s JUST AS EASY for a straight man as a straight woman to find something of the correct gender and breathing. Seriously, if you want to have sex with a woman, all you need to do is get $50 out of the ATM and head to any major urban area. Or pick up the phone book and call ‘escorts’. Or drive to Nevada. (Hint: the whole point of this story is that legal prostitution is currently limited to straight men.)

              The point that some guys here want to make is that waaa, women get sex all the time and they don’t, waa waa. It’s bullshit.

      • brandihendrix says:

        It’s not so much that men will hump anything that walks by, but men ‘typically’ have a much higher libido than women do.

        I guess I just don’t get it.

        THAT being said, I do think it’s a powerful equality move.

        • mythago says:

          Having a higher libido != availability of desirable sexual partners.

          After all, if a guy wants is a blowjob, he can hop on any hook-up board for gay men and have somebody run right over. Funnily, most straight men don’t avail themselves of this. That’s probably because most people, libido or no, are not really interested in jumping into bed with anything warm.

    • hairyseaword says:

      I’m pretty sure WOMEN don’t comprise a high percentage of a male prostitute’s clientele.

  13. Pam says:

    I am thrilled to see something in the women’s favor for once, if you want a little sumthin sumthin on the side, why should all the men have the fun. I know you can have a fling on the side with just about any men, but at least these men will be health checked often. ( calling airlines as I type) hahahah
    Pam

  14. mythago says:

    It cracks me up that they are all worried about the negative image of having male prostitutes. Because using women’s bodies as commodities is A-OK, but the idea that gay men want to pay for sex just like they let straight men do now? OH NOEZ!

    Bigoted asshats.

  15. RedCricketChase says:

    Woohoo! Side note: must keep bf away from Nevada going forward.

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  17. Mozoltov, motherfucker says:

    I think when you are a woman and need to pay a guy to fuck your brains out, you might as well just end your life. I know guys out there that will hit anything that moves.

    • mythago says:

      If you’re the only thing on offer I can certainly see wanting to end one’s life.

      The “women can always get the dick they want” thing is something dreamed up by men who are angry that they don’t live on Gor.

    • korybing says:

      That’s, uh, that’s not true. There are plenty of women that have a hard time finding sex, just like men. The whole “Women can always get laid” thing is an old cliche that isn’t terribly true.

      Plus some women are just into sex without any ties. Let them have prostitutes, who cares.

    • ahleeeshah says:

      As a lady, let me give you a list of reason I might want to visit a male sex worker:

      1) He will do anything I want.
      2) He will make sure I am pleased, as I am paying him.
      3) I could have a threeway with two guys or a guy and a girl without all the messy emotions involved when you do that with a partner.
      4) He will be CLEAN.
      5) There is pretty much a guarantee that he will not call me the next day or stalk me.

      If I were ever looking for random, anonymous sex, I would prefer to see a professional than pick up a bar guy (no offense to bar guys). I know he won’t have any STDs, and I know he’ll be interested in my pleasure. Sounds like a good idea to me!

    • mizmoose says:

      most of the guys who will “hit anything that moves” are… um.

      Well, yeah.

  18. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    Hello, Economic Stimulus Package! Oh, the puns are flying like confetti.

  19. vesper says:

    Fred Garvin,,,male prostitute!

  20. Oranges w/ Cheese says:

    I love how they assume that the men are going to be used for gay sex. What about us women? Are we not allowed to hire prostitutes :(

    • mythago says:

      I don’t think Brothel Association Asshat thinks women want sex (they just sell it, see, they don’t LIKE it), and he doesn’t want the gay getting all over his state.

  21. RandomHookup says:

    Even Jon Voight got laughed at when he tried to sell his services to women in “Midnight Cowboy”. Maybe “Hung” is more representative of what women are willing to pay for.