Holy Hustling

Sex for-hire as a spiritual path

| May-June 1997

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    Image by Flickr user: dan taylor / Creative Commons

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I think Baby Geoffrey did it. I mean, after Baby Geoffrey I knew for sure.

This is what happened.

It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m standing in a hotel hallway, knocking on this door. A voice says “come on in” and it’s not locked so I go in. A man is sitting on the bed, resting his back against the headboard. He looks about 40, and he’s a big man—six foot two maybe, 200 pounds. He’s wearing white cotton diapers and a cute little shirt with fire trucks all over it. The safety pins on the diapers have yellow plastic duck heads, and as I get closer I see that the shoes, which are white, are monogrammed with a fancy capital G. There is an economy-sized can of Johnson’s baby powder on the bedside table. The man smiles at me and says, “Baby Geoffwey glad to see Daddy.”

I want you to know I didn’t miss a beat. I just said, “And Daddy’s really glad to see Baby Geoffrey too.”

I didn’t giggle until I’d left that room, 40 minutes later and 60 bucks richer. I didn’t giggle because I knew Baby Geoffrey didn’t want to be laughed at. He’d called me because he’d wanted his diaper changed and his hiney oiled and he wanted Daddy to tell him about how we were going shopping and how strict Daddy would be if Geoffrey cried and the nice things Daddy would do if Geoffrey was a good boy. Geoffrey was a very good boy. So Daddy oiled more than Geoffrey’s hiney.

I didn’t laugh at Baby Geoffrey, and I think that’s when I knew I couldn’t pretend anymore that I was just dabbling in this for a few extra bucks. Fact is, I had become a prostitute. A whore. I had—I have—sex with men for money.

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