I suppose I should be old enough to know better but I think about sex a lot, write about sex sometimes and, when the stars are aligned, even have sex. I have been a client of sex workers for nearly 35 years and I have nothing but respect for women who choose to make a living this way. I am only too aware that our society frowns on their work and also on those who use their services. I know that there are very real problems around street prostitution and the criminal activity associated with some aspects of sex work and that for some women it isn't a choice at all just the only way they can survive or something they have been coerced into doing.
I am in the fortunate position to have been able to use the services of intelligent, independent women who care about both their own and my health and well being. And I really don't think it is any business of the State to interfere in arrangements that we voluntarily enter into. They deserve to have their expertise and abilities extolled like any other profession and I will, though only with their agreement, share some examples of why they deserve recognition.
This blog began by looking back over the years and reflecting on what has changed and, hopefully, what I have learned. However I discovered a wonderfully supportive online community including those who curate and contribute to Wicked Wednesday and I started to write fiction - some of which others have actually enjoyed which cheered me up no end.
And as for me, I am a happily married, semi-retired professional whose adventures with charming and beautiful women helps to sustain that marriage. My real identity is my business alone (I'm not called Mike any more than I'm called Xavier in case you wondered) and any effort to find out who I am would be rude and most unhelpful so please respect my privacy.