Male escort site Rentboy.com is everything about givingreturning to its neighborhood.

Initially, they produced the Hookies, a male escort award show which had its very first event back in 2006. With awards that acknowledged the different abilities that have being a sex employee like finest partner dream, finest dressed/style and, of course, finest cock, the awards brought male sex employees into the spotlight to commemorate their skills. This year, the Hookies had a revolutionary minute when companion Viktor Belmont tied for best beginner, the first time a trans guy had actually won an award there. While maybe shrug worthwhile for the general public, the step to recognizing trans men as males in gay areas was an important (and political) one.

Now, theyve developed a Cash4Class scholarship fund to offer male escorts advertising with Rentboy.com a monetary increase to go back to school. Possible winners of the $1500 fund can submit a 500-1000 word essay or a 1-5 min video answering the question why is going to school part of attaining your dream? with a September 15th deadline.

Like numerous of you, sex work was a way for me to assistto aid pay for school. I still have a couple of student loans to pay off … or never pay off, as the case might be, stated CockyBoys star, artist and blog writer Colby Keller, who will be officially evaluating the entries for Rentboy and has actually posted a sample video to inspire candidates. Regardless of that fact, understanding really is power, right? The power to articulate the world around us, and the power to alter it. There are many peoplemany individuals out there in the world who want to keep that power from us. Theres no much better tool we need to fight with than a well worked-out noggin.

Leo Sweetwood, an escort who won finest social networks in the 2015 Hookies, concurs. I don’t think the basicpublic offers pornstars enough credit, and they don’t see porn stars as smart. They don’t see that a lot of pornstars are business owners or they are college graduates or PHDs; some of them are pursuing medical school. Companion Max Cameron, for instance, mentions his college education in his profile, and wantswishes to get back to school for business, especially in the tourist market; I have been talking to a possible business partner on starting our own experience travel company. I don’t wantwish to offer away EXCESSIVE, however its something Ive truly desiredwished to do for quite a long time!

The scholarship will be open to present Rentboy.com advertisers who are United States citizens 18 and over and have proof of enrollment in college or classes (though any type of education is eligible: university, art classes, hair school, real-estate license, CPT, nursing school, etc). Entrants are invited to utilize their working names– the name of their school or program will never be exposed publicly. The cash can be made use of for anything school relevant– from classes and materials to space and board. And with applicants receiving a free month of advertising, why not take the opportunityseize the day to discover something brand-new?

Its a wonderful method for the male escort website to encourage those working with them, in addition to encouraging brand commitment. When being a member of the site offers you prospective benefits like this, why advertise somewhereelsewhere? Its a technique lots of business have used up, and its type of amazing to see sex work following suit.

Thinking about how manythe number of female sex workers have the tendency to make use of the adult market to help fund working to a degree, I do wonder why female-focused companion websites in the United States don’t tend to have these neighborhood and structure rewards. I wish, back when I escorted, that there had been an equivalent award show for female escorts … and that having such a program would be safe and not waving a red flag to the bull that is the vice squad. Also confusing is why marketing websites actively supportive of sex workers, like Eros or Slixa, have actually not made a similar move– the only scholarship funds I had the ability to find for female sex workers were allocated for human trafficking victims exclusively.

The Cash4Class scholarship exposes an intriguing hypocrisy, in my mind. If anti-sex work feminists care so deeply therefore vocally about conserving ladies from sex work, why aren’t they supporting their educations or exit techniques? And if these female-focused companion business care about womens firm, why aren’t they developing comparable scholarships and neighborhood parties? Additionally, why are we, as a culture, amazed and repelled by those who count on sex work to avoid being encumbered massive debt on leaving the ivory tower of greater education? Why do we feign shock when we find that there are students who do pornography to obtain by, and god assist you if youre a tutor or a teacher?

Most significantly– why are we a lot more accepting of male students picking sex work as a monetary approach, but condemning of female students strolling the same course? When students with male advantage enter into sex work, yet have more access to opportunities beyond it, why are we mostly silent or admiring … and why do female students get branded, instead, with a scarlet letter?

Dont concern, this is a rhetorical question.

In the meantime, Im rooting for the lease boys who will be usingmaking an application for this scholarship. Its a fantastic concept and offers me a great deal of intend to see a business benefiting from sex workers who gives so readily back, not just to the individual brands of sex workers (like with the Hookies), but to their futures as well, without moral judgment. Likewise? I hope the success of this initiative will encourage other sex work marketing spaces to follow fit.