Intimacy, pleasure and the men who pay for sex
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It is widely accepted that the performance of sex work involves both emotion work and emotional labour – the shaping of feelings, as well as their public management (for example, Chapkis 1997; Sanders 2004). However, while much is known about the feelings and experiences of female sex workers, very little is known about the experiences of their clients – the men who pay for sex. This chapter seeks to make men’s voices heard by drawing on a study exploring men’s cyber-accounts of paid-for sex posted on the British internet site http://www.punternet.com and focuses, specifically, on men’s accounts of intimacy and pleasure.