Questions about working in the new Gay industries
Hello, I'm a newbie gay interested in employment in either of the following lines of work:
1) Personal/Private massage
2) Professional exotic/strip dancing (in a club)
3) Photography and/or modelling
If you have direct experience working these types of jobs, I would be very interested to hear your story. I'm young but often recieve offers to do these types of jobs. I know the money can be good but I'd really like to learn all I can before moving ahead.
If you don't have direct experience, perhaps you could submit a link (of a site/forum) where such questions and issues of gay employment are addressed regularly.
Because you are young and "often recieve offers to do these types of jobs", I'd be extremely cautious accepting any of these offers.
With young girls, these sorts of "jobs" tend to be a front to entice them into prostitution. As the offers you receive are to work in the "gay industry", I'd guarantee it would be the same. You already know that the " money can be good", so the warning signs are there.
Go find a job where your health, both physical and mental, won't be put at risk.
The best thing to do is to check the references of whoever you're thinking of working for. Check out their fascilities, talk to their employees, sit in on one of the shows, ask to help out during a massage to see what's involved, if it's a photographer, ask to see their portfolio and website. Are those the types of photographs you want to be seen in, your image is your livelihood in that business so protect it. Talk to other models that have worked with the photographer or agency. If they're legit, they won't have any problems with you doing your checks. If they're not legit they'll tell you "don't worry about it".
Don't let the money cloud your judgement, trust your instincts and don't let anyone tell you what's good for you. If you're any good, you can make good money without putting yourself in any danger. But the universal rule of life is "you get out of life what you put into it". I don't know about other fields, but I know a professional model when I see one. There IS work behind it, so don't expect to be the next cindy crawford without working for it. Hope that helps. Good luck.