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Instead of lacking family values, as moralists contended, most of the women I came to know there possessed a profound sense of personal responsibility and an unwavering commitment to their families that ultimately drove them to do this “immoral” work.
After a little more inquiry, though, I found that sexual arousal occurred more frequently than not. In fact, over three-quarters of the women confessed to me in private that they had experienced sexual excitement with clients, and a full 70 percent admitted to having had an orgasm with a customer. Ten percent of the women confided that they orgasmed more often with clients than they did with lovers, and 8 percent said they did just as frequently.
Male owners were supposed to stay behind the scenes, leaving day-to-day operations to the female staff. Today, men are permitted to work more visibly--as cooks, bartenders, cashiers, and maintenance people--but wome still hold all the managerial and floor maid positions.
First off, let me defensively say that I found this book on the giveaway pile in my apartment building lobby, and it will go there again when I am done writing this review. That’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy reading this open and honest account of sex work. Angell makes it very clear that it is indeed work. Imagine having to spend nearly an hour and multiple tactics (on command) to give a coked out penis its happy ending!