10 Hollywood stars you won’t believe used to escort

Everyone seems to have skeletons in their closets. Scandals about adultery, prostitution, racketeering, blackmail and extortion are abound in the media. Although, it seems that some people’s histories and previous scandals are forgotten after they hit it big on the Silver Screen, if you do enough research, it’s easy enough to find evidence of the rumors that have basis in truth. Additionally, tell-all biographies published many years afterward often reveal truths about lifestyles that publicists worked very hard to keep hidden. Continue reading

Escort or spy, sex will get you the secrets

In July 2012, over 60 Turkish officers and over 20 escorts have been arrested in connection to a “sex for secrets” plot that may have provided Turkish enemies with vital information about the Turkish military and its strategies. The officials claim that the Turkish officers staged chance meetings between escorts and high-ranking officials in order to obtain information through intimate sessions. Continue reading

Thais of Athens, the royal escort

Well, we’ve gotta give it to the Greeks — in some terms they’ve had us licked for centuries when it comes to progressive politics and social norms. Though maybe today no one would associate Greek culture and the escort trade, in ancient times the two went comfortably and unabashedly hand in hand. Continue reading

Theresa Berkley, BDSM escort and madam

For some reason sex seems so much more delicious when thought of in restrained historical contexts; as children we learned about the morals and good deeds of men and women throughout history, and of the progression of civil rights and equality. As adults we can look at those same time periods—Victorian England, Puritanical New England, late 19th-century France—with a grownup eye that exposes the seedy underbelly of what lust and love ran underneath the starched collars and trim boots. Continue reading

Champagne escorts by Mayflower Madam

In the late 70s a young woman named Sydney Biddle Barrows stood on line at an unemployment office in New York City. She showed up the next day, and the following, and for a few more days after that. With a degree in fashion and short-lived career in a downsizing department store, she was incredibly bored without a job, and strapped for money. Continue reading

Jeane Palfrey: Escorts for D.C.

Some would say that we are a strong country, an international superpower, because of what boils down to a system of “checks and balances”. Of course this means primarily that something can’t be passed into law without a general consensus, especially between opposing parties and the person we’ve elected to represent our country. Continue reading