The 2015 Rate Hike
Jun05

The 2015 Rate Hike

I have been dreading it for one year. I have been resisting it for two years. I have been considering it for three years. But now I really have no choice: I have to raise my rates. The fee schedule I originally created has been in place since 2010 – it has been untouched for over five years. I’m going to keep the structure essentially the same, but the base rate upon which I generate all the multi-hour discounts ($250 for...

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Part 8 of 13: Economics
Mar06

Part 8 of 13: Economics

Return to “Establishing a Career in Adult Entertainment: Index” There are three concepts I want to discuss here: Supply and Demand, Diversification, and Budgeting/Savings. As I have said many times before: Try to take the longer view. You may have days on end with no income. That could add up to a bad week, but don’t assume that to be the case. Rather, try to look at months, quarters, and years instead. This keeps the days and...

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Part 2 of 13: Modalities
May12

Part 2 of 13: Modalities

Return to “Establishing a Career in Adult Entertainment: Index” This is a very long entry. Part 3 will be much shorter. In this installment I am going to briefly discuss several of the career paths within the Adult Entertainment Industy, so that you can consider some of the possibilities (and combinations thereof). Subsequent installments of this series will fill out the picture, so please do not look for exhaustive resources within...

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An Overnight for Japan
Mar15

An Overnight for Japan

I can’t sleep, so I’m blogging an idea. While I was in San Francisco this past weekend a client had to cancel an appointment due to a local tsunami warning. At the time I wasn’t aware that there was one, and then as I was reading the news all weekend I started following what was happening. Reading about it and seeing still pictures made everything in Japan seem dire, but it wasn’t until I got home yesterday...

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Know thyself: Ergo, I make lists
Feb24

Know thyself: Ergo, I make lists

Okay, so I just realized something after winding down from this 5-day-funk: I am happiest when I am organized. I excel at making lists and accomplishing whatever is on them. I was valedictorian with two majors and a minor, I finished my MFA at UCLA in record time for my department, I handled a big debt very quickly, and I have accomplished everything else only because of one tool: Organization. I really believe in speaking/thinking...

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Know before you go, part 2 of 3: Shooting styles amongst the houses

NOTE: Sean Cody revealed my legal name, and they may release yours too! ———————————————- This is a three-part blog entry that will give background information about adult video projects and how they operate, so that others will have candid information before they decide that videos are the choice for them or not. I will be honest, and this means...

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Interview: Stacey Swimme of St. James Infirmary

Devon Hunter: Please tell me: a) the contact info you would want used in the interview, b) a brief description of the organization’s history,  c) and how the organization fills a gap in standard attitudes towards sex workers. Stacey Swimme: I am the Development Director of St. James Infirmary. St. James Infirmary provides compassionate and non-judgmental health care and social services for all sex workers, while preventing...

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Polyamory

Devon, Over time I’ve developed social relationships with several dancers at a certain gay nightclub, and I want these relationships to continue. This includes special recognition from the dancers when I come in. In exchange, they expect me to return the favor. However, I might not be into the same person every night. I like to rotate between several favorites. Sometimes this gets competitive as they “fight” over...

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Sexy, high-end clothes for booty shaking

In my last post I made the point that you should look your best and wear nice clothes. I can’t stress enough how important it is to create the image you want, both in terms of your behavior and in terms of your appearance. However, if you don’t know where to find nice stuff, then it’s rather unhelpful of me to tell you to go get something you can’t find. Here are some sites and brands that are particularly attractive and flattering on...

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