Part 3 of 13: Research & Development
May16

Part 3 of 13: Research & Development

Return to “Establishing a Career in Adult Entertainment: Index” So, you’re still here after that long entry?? Then your gears must be turning… In “Part 1 of 13: I am a Courtesan,” I wrote that I would address more of the Who/What/When/Where/Why/How. I will flesh out some of these questions here, so that you (now that you have given some thought to which modalities from “Part 2 of 13: Modalities” are...

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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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Part 1 of 13: I am a courtesan
May04

Part 1 of 13: I am a courtesan

Return to “Establishing a Career in Adult Entertainment: Index” (*Devon breaks up the stuffy air of the classroom by playing this video before the series begins: Click here to see “Velvet Jones School of Technology” by Eddie Murphy) I am an educated, talented, intelligent, attractive and kind person. That isn’t arrogance, baby. That’s truth! And that (in my mind) is the distinction between arrogance...

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Establishing a career in Adult Entertainment
May04

Establishing a career in Adult Entertainment

This 13-part series is something I have been considering for a while, and the need for it became clear as I started getting more and more questions concerning topics I had already addressed. Over the course of years, the practical information in this blog has been diluted and has become difficult to find. I am going to place a link on the Favorites page. There will also be a permanent link in the footer of every page, so all 13...

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@JackRyanXXX: Porn models as role models
Apr01

@JackRyanXXX: Porn models as role models

Jack Ryan has been involved in modeling and/or video projects since 1998, so far as I can tell. He started modeling the same time I started dancing. We’ve had extraordinarily different paths in the same industry, but we’re both still here. Also, we’ve both been called role models recently. And that is something I want to address, because although I agree with that sentiment, it is with a sense of reluctance. About a...

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Escorting 101 (Don’t let this happen to you)
Mar10

Escorting 101 (Don’t let this happen to you)

From time to time I encounter or learn about behavior that is so disappointing that it becomes necessary to address it as a point for Career Advice. I think it is time to bring special attention to the three most important guiding principles of Escorting as a modality of Adult Entertainment. There is (or at least there ought to be) a minimum expectation of decorum in any career, and when that lowest measure of professionalism is not...

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Interview: Gay Porn Fanatic interviews Devon
Mar01

Interview: Gay Porn Fanatic interviews Devon

Hey everybody! I hope you’re having a good week so far. 🙂 An interview I gave about 10 days ago has gone live. If you would like to read it, you can click to follow this link. For the most part it’s what I’ve said before about gay-for-pay, my path entering into adult entrainment, and chocolate (HA!); however, in addition to that, we do discuss pretty shirts, porn models with whom I would like to work and why, my...

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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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Addendum on Time Wasters and No-Shows

Two flakes here in Philly have reminded me of a class of time waster I’d overlooked when I wrote “Red Flags: Time Wasters & No-Shows,” but I remember them now… The young and the beautiful: Clients under 30 years old, students of any age, and self-professed hot guys are extraordinarily likely to flake. Although a few will follow through, most of these are looking to get their egos stroked by getting a...

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Red flags: Time Wasters & No-Shows

I haven’t written a practical blog for career advice in quite a while, so it’s time to do that. In light of two of my interactions here in San Francisco, I am reminded that I have meant to discuss this in the past: Timewasters. In escorting, as with many other professions, time is money. And so people who waste time are particularly problematic, especially in cities where overhead is naturally high (e.g. New York City, San...

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