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The Mustang Ranch and other nice getaways

I did a Google search to find out what exactly the deal is with legal prostitution in Nevada. No, I'm not planning a vacation; I have a prostitute character in a novel-in-progress and wanted to make sure I got the relevant details right.

What I found was that, yes, it's legal in some counties in Nevada, but not in Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, or Lake Tahoe (i.e., the only places in Nevada that anyone has ever heard of). This site has a fascinating FAQ from a regular John - and, I should warn you, that's an adult-only type of link. It covers pretty much everything you ever wanted to know: how much does it cost? How does it work? Are the girls attractive? Are they nice? Do they actually like this job? Do they kiss on the lips? (Apparently not.) Etc.

This page, and most others from the look of them, didn't mention male prostitution at all. So I did a search on the legality of being a gigolo, and learned that (according to at least one site) a man can't legally be a prostitute anywhere in the States. How unfair is that? Come on! Affirmative action!

Sorry, ladies, guess we'll have to wait until they actually create a Gigolo Joe.


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Apr. 5th, 2003 02:16 pm (UTC)
As I recall, there was a book published about an inside look at Nevada prostitution a few years ago. It was titled something like "The Mustang Ranch and its Women." The author is an east-coast social scientist who went and lived in a brothel for several months. The reviews said it was pretty good, but I haven't read it.
Apr. 5th, 2003 04:12 pm (UTC)
Well, now...
...that was really - ummm - interesting! Really. And pretty down-to-earth, I must say.

Apr. 5th, 2003 07:38 pm (UTC)
Well. At least he seems fairly straight-forward and honest about his experiences, and quite enamored of Honey.

But, sheesh, stupid double standard! Guys can be prostitutes too!
Apr. 6th, 2003 05:17 am (UTC)
That was quite intriguing - I've never read anything where someone has talked so honestly about their paid-for shenanigans! He seemed like quite an intelligent chap, which made what he was doing quite odd.

And ah, Jude Law...
Apr. 6th, 2003 05:33 pm (UTC)
Funny -- I thought the only place in Nevada with legal brothels WAS Las Vegas. Well, I learnt something new today.
Apr. 23rd, 2003 07:08 am (UTC)
Ever seen the latest series of "Auf wiedersehn pet"? XD
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