Any time people of power get together, there is much partying going on. There is no secret in that. One of the reasons every American city lusts after party conventions is the reality that a whole lot of cash gets dropped all over town. Some people prefer food, some booze, some cigars, and just about everyone likes SEX. Money isn’t just dropped on hotel rooms, but the people who get slipped up to them, too. (No, not all are sex workers. Not sure which camp Amanda Carpenter is in, though.)
In that tradition, some things have not changed despite the hard-core conservatives managing to put together the most conservative platform ever. Convention goers are still paying for sex. The difference in 2016, according to the New York Post, is that rather than sneaking women up to the rooms, convention goers are using MEN.
Male prostitutes contacted by The Post said business is booming and Republican National Convention attendees — most of them married — are clamoring for their services.
“Business has been way better. I’ve seen 10 clients so far,” one male escort said.
“Most of them were first-timers. You could tell they were nervous, but once they became more comfortable, they seemed to be having a good time.”
Another escort said he had already earned $1,600 since Monday — over six times the amount he usually makes.
“I normally only make $200 to $300, but I’ve been seeing lots of guys in hotels downtown,” he said, noting the boom in business near the Quicken Loans Arena.
In comparison, women escorts are not having an easy time of it. The few who talked to the New York Post claim that business is down. And they aren’t happy about it. (Now we know how the women of ancient Rome felt in having to compete with buff young men for the power brokers’ attention. If all one is interested in is taboo pleasure, proper body parts aren’t exactly necessary.)
The report claims that the patrons of male escorts’ services are largely men between 40-50, white and married.
“When it comes to anything people aren’t supposed to be doing, they like to do it,” the escort said.
“The Republicans have a lot of delegates in the closet, let’s put it that way.”
More than any of us imagine this writer is quite sure. Every time one turns around, there is a new revelation of somebody being gay. But doing things people aren’t supposed to be doing, like stepping out on marriage vows, principles, morals, and the party platform, is another story. Spend enough time around power brokers and the rich and influential, and sex is just part of the game. No, it’s not right, but neither is gluttony or getting drunk on purpose.
How true this report is is a matter for conjecture, but given the push from all quarters of entertainment, adult films, national media trends and more, glorifying gay sex the possibility is there. Toss in thousands of journalists, reporters and protesters….