I was reading Stacy McCain’s pieces on the phenom of women whose accounts on instagram are basically ads for sugar daddies willing to pay for travel etc in return for one’s favors. Stacy notes the following:
Much of the behavior enabled by this emerging online market isn’t exactly prostitution — not a straightforward fee-for-service arrangement — but in general, social media is a mechanism by which good-looking young women may discover the cash value of their youth and beauty. This involves an international marketplace, with wealthy men all over the world bidding up the value of the desired commodity, and various “agents” acting as brokers for, uh, transactional companionship.
One result of this phenomenon — so-called “sugar babies” vending themselves to “sugar daddies” — is widespread cynicism and distrust. College girls who become accustomed to jetting off to Miami, Palm Springs or the French Rivera for “vacations” with well-heeled clients are not likely to be impressed with their male classmates, who can’t afford to spoil them in this manner
The base article that he linked to had a very interesting statement at the front:
I was once on set with another model for an ad campaign when I first heard about this kind of escort. During break, I was showing her photos of my husband (then fiancé) and talking about our relationship. She teared up and said I was doing everything right and that she wished she had a life with a guy she loved. When I asked her why she did the dinners regularly, she said, “It felt really weird at first. I try not to think about it too much because it makes me feel guilty, but it’s easy money.”
Think about how this woman making very easy money in her days of youth and beauty starts to feel when age begins to catch up with her and younger women become available and the money doesn’t become as easy. Suddenly you are in your 40’s and alone. The older men with money have moved on, the younger men with money aren’t interested and the best of the normal lot have already been taken?
There are a lot of people who laugh at the idea of the Christian rules of sexuality and of the Catholic rules concerning divorce but I wonder how many of those models when their most marketable product is gone are wishing they made the decision that my wife of 31 years and Stacy’s wife of 30 years did back when they had the chance?
Closing thought: this article brought to mind the pieces I wrote about a former child start named Tami Erin back when she was 39 who decided to go as I put it take the Hustler gambit. I took a look at her twitter feed today for the 1st time since then. She’s still an objectively beautiful woman and posting evidence of the same on her feed apparently from Belize where she now lives.