Jul 11, 2009 Adult Industry
While surfing around checking out some online advertising venues, I came across one site that made me say rude things to my screen. No, I’m not linking to them here, I’m not giving them the traffic or PageRank. And no, I will not be adding my information to their site.
This particular site not only warns clients against paying fees in advance to the escorts listed on the site, but encourages the clients to report who is asking for advance fees.
On the surface, it sounds like they’re trying to do away with scammers. In reality, they’re controlling how escorts run their business. Many very reputable girls require deposits because of the number of no-shows or because her rates are high and this is SOP for higher-end girls. Not paying her travel fees in advance? That means she won’t come see you at your request. Period.
The micro-managing of the girls on this site means they should either be a little more diligent in verifying professional reputations to keep rip-offs from advertising, or they just have a real issue with allowing independent escorts to run their business as they wish.
The Terms of Service an advertiser agrees to before placing her ad goes a bit further. The fourth item states that they will check her outgoing links. For what? The fifth item is that she’ll agree to de-link from a particular website if they request it. This very much reminds me of a hobbyist who (very early in my career) strongly told me whom I should and shouldn’t hang out with because he didn’t care for one of my friends. I continued to hang out with whomever I damn well pleased and never had to worry about him becoming a client.
I’m going to re-iterate what I stated somewhere in the depths in Book 2: you own the pussy, you make the rules. It doesn’t matter if the issues are real-life or virtual.
*Apologies for the crudity. It was to make a specific point.