Mark: Yes, it started as an adventure during my holiday here in Amsterdam. My boss was really satisfied with my performance, so he offered me a contract for a year.
Mark: I did live sex shows on stage with my girlfriend.
Mark: I love it, I really do… It’s very exciting to perform. It gives me an adrenaline-rush, especially when the visitors are enjoying themselves too.
Mark: I mainly work as a male prostitute in Amsterdam, this is how I get most of my income. And, I still work as a performer for erotic shows, not in Casa Rosso though.
Mark: My clients are mostly men. Older men, above the age of 50.
Mark: No, no… I’m straight. I have no problem to work with men, perhaps it’s because I’ve did a lot of those sexshows in Casa Rosso. I’m able to just switch my mind. To be honest, I don’t think about everything that’s happening with my clients.
This is Sex Palace Peep Show. The last peep show in The Netherlands.
Mark’s girlfriend decided to end their relationship after being together for 9 years. They were making lots of money in the erotic theatre Casa Rosso, but Mark decided to leave Casa Rosso after having a big fight with his girlfriend. He was used of having a lot of money, so decided to stay in the sex business. Working as a male prostitute in Amsterdam is one of the best ways for a guy to make a lot of money in the sex industry. Most women are not interested in a male prostitute, as they are less likely to pay for sex. Men on the other hand are willing to pay for sex. Especially gays and/or older men are willing to pay for a good time.
Mark: What I’m mostly doing is massages, having a chat with my clients, I play with their body, sometimes we watch porn together. Nothing really special, to be honest… I also get customers who’d like do SM and those who want to be chained.
Mark: Yeah, they know. And some of my clients know it too. It turns them on that I’m straight, because I’m that guy that they can’t get in normal life, so to say.
Mark: Yes, they do. But this is more difficult for me, so most of time I tell them that this isn’t possible.
Mark: Yeah, I’ve did it a few times. But I had to take Viagra, because I can’t get a hard one from a guy.
Mark: I imagine that he is a woman, I close my eyes and think about all the erotic things which I’ve done with girls in the past. I don’t think about the guy which I’m having sex with, only when I open my eyes. And I must say during those moments when my eyes are open, I find it pretty difficult.
Mark: Yeah, sometimes I like it… Sometimes… It feels like a prostate massage, and I really enjoy that sometimes.
Mark: No, never… I never do this! I don’t like it. When kissing a women, it’s so much better, it’s softer. I just cannot do this with guys.
Mark: Yeah, I try to get more clients who are female, but it’s pretty difficult to get a job as a male prostitute and only having female customers.
Mark: I have to delete everything I do during my work as a male prostitute. So when I go to a private room with a client, I just do my work, delete it, next customer. I’m very tough from the inside. Many people have hurt me in my life, so perhaps that’s why I’ve become so tough. Especially, when I’ve lost my job. I got a big fight with my ex-girlfriend and with my boss. And on one day, I did not only lost my job, but also my apartment and my girlfriend. Since then, I’ve decided to only think about myself. I don’t think much during my work. It’s just work you know…
Mark: Yeah, that’s correct. And that’s why I’m doing this interview. If someone can’t accept what I’m doing, that is fine. It’s their problem, not mine… Lots of people think that prostitution is something bad, but it isn’t. Actually, I’m helping a lot of people in the community. I have a lot of customers who feel lonely and just want to talk with someone. I make them feel comfortable and give them a good time. So yeah, I think I’m doing a good thing here. It’s not just about sex, you know…
Mark: I would say, be respectful to all the sex workers, which includes the male prostitutes. Whether they are performers, prostitutes, escorts… Don’t laugh at them, just treat them with respect. Don’t take pictures of the prostitutes who stand behind the windows. It’s difficult enough to stand behind these windows and to be stared at by people who’re walking by. Just enjoy this unique neighbourhood of Amsterdam, don’t be rude and be respectful!
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