When something absolutely awful happens

to your client and you just want to rant and rave about the injustices in the world, but you can’t because of confidentiality. In a way I’m grateful for it because otherwise I’d keep spewing all this vitriol towards others. I need to start journaling so I don’t keep it all inside me and I don’t suffer from the typical burnout….

but I want to

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alas, I am only one human and need to remind myself of this. Now, to my journal!

askthethrillseekers said:

As Bell went through the portal she found herself in a strange place and she was different, she was a mouse, "what! how did this happen," she said confused

Good evening. I beg your pardon; who might you be and how can I be of assistance to you? It is rather… late for visitors Miss.

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However, if it is urgent, I shall hear your situation as I can appreciate the meaning of haste.

anonymous said:

Hi, I work for a small time specialist magazine (I'm not prepared to reveal which one publically) and I'm interested in you modelling for one of next years issues. I'm not too worried about your fee because I'm 99% sure we can cover it but I need to know if you'd be interested in doing a nude shoot? I'm sorry this is anonymous but it's policy to only reveal our exact identity after interest has been shown.

Absolutely not. Readers, take note. This is important for the safety of anyone who is interested in modelling or receives a message like this.

You’ve come to me entirely anonymously, which automatically rings alarm bells. A magazine and/or client that wants someone to model for them should automatically and directly be able to offer references and back up information to prove they are who they say you are. It’s a sad affair, but often photographers and other clients are not actually who they say they are and models, especially first time models and/or less assertive models, can find themselves in very difficult, uncomfortable and often humiliating circumstances. Any respectable magazine would know that by now and would know to offer references and examples of previous work immediately.

As well as this, the whole ‘not worried about your fee’ thing also rings alarm bells. Another thing that credible clients would do is establish a fee. Whether it be TFP (stands for ‘time for print’ - no one gets paid but you can both use the photos for your portfolio etc) or whether it be paid, a fee would always be established very early on.

And thirdly, you don’t know my levels. As it happens, I am under eighteen, and therefore it would be illegal as it is for me to pose nude. However, even in a situation where I was over eighteen, that does not mean I will pose nude. Of course, it’s all well and good to ask, but again, a respectable client would find out the model’s levels (whether it be fully clothed, lingerie, art nude, implied nude, full nude or other) before offering her a photoshoot.

In conclusion, in the absence of any a) references, b) credibility and c) blatant inadequacy of information, paired with the lack of professionalism of an anonymous message to a personal tumblr blog, the answer would ALWAYS be no. If anyone receives a message like this, please do not risk it. There are a lot of creeps in this industry, and a message like this does not bode well at all for a respectable client.

If you are indeed a small magazine, please learn that ANYONE who knows how this business works - such as me, in this case - will not stand for some anonymous message with no apparent trustworthiness or validity. It is frankly crude and unacceptable.

Ways to be a Great Client!

Now, I typically write advice for the ladies but I’ve been asked this question “how do I be a good client, what should I/should I not do?” in my inbox quite often lately. So I figured I’d just make a public post. Now, please take this with a grain of salt. Sometimes I try to be a little funny and I may or may not represent the ideas of all escorts out there.

On to the list:

1.) Do give the provider you are trying to schedule with at least 24 hours notice. This is pretty standard across the industry. Most providers have another career, school, kids, etc. We don’t sit at home all day in a full face of makeup with our best lingerie on just waiting. In many metropolitan cities, it can take an hour just to drive across the city. If you only give two hours notice, it makes us think a.) He’s a jerk and if he doesn’t care enough to give me notice, he’ll be a jerk during the appointment  b.) He’s bored, looked at my ad and contacted me, without doing any research. c.) He doesn’t care about his or my safety. It’s almost impossible to screen this quickly unless you have P411/Datecheck/RS2k.

2.) Do not contact a provider after 10 pm, especially via phone. I have never actually had an appointment with anyone who contacted me via phone or email past 10pm. Most providers will assume you are high and/or drunk. If you are a night shift worker, please tell us, that’s a whole different ballgame.

3.) Do not write sexual stuff in the email or ask for specific services, unless you are very tactful. I know some guys “test” providers by asking for bareback. That’s really stupid because it will put you on the blacklist ASAP, don’t do it. By discussing sexual things, it makes us suspicious that you are LE.

4.) Never mention drugs. In fact, don’t do drugs either. I’ve had clients offer to pay me in drugs or ask me to bring drugs. Guess what? Many providers don’t do drugs, period. Also, you are becoming a safety hazard and a legal risk by bringing drugs to an appointment.

5.) Read the provider’s website prior to contacting her. If I had a nickel for every time a guy asked me what my donation was, I’d be a helluva lot richer. The onus is on you to do a little research. We have websites so all of that info is at your fingertips.

6.) Do not ask the provider to provide services or appointments she doesn’t typically provide. If she doesn’t do anal, don’t ask for it. If she doesn’t do half hours, don’t ask for it. It seems so simple yet is often disregarded.

7.) Be on time. Also, let her know if you’ll be late. If you are more than 10 minutes late, do not expect her to give you the full session. She may or may not, depending on her schedule.

8.) DO NOT finger her asshole without lube. I cannot believe I have to actually say this. Literally, 99% of the clients (including physicians) who try to finger my ass go raw before I scold them. It’s painful, don’t do it.

9.) If she asks you to stop doing something or be more gentle, please listen. We’re pretty tolerant so when we actually have to verbalize it, it’s over the limit.

10.) Be aware of time. We don’t like overstayers. If you wanted a 90 minute appointment, that’s what you should have booked. If it’s a few minutes, that’s fine. But trying to keep the appointment going is a no-no.

11.) Please make sure the donation is given up front. It’s awkward to have to ask for it.

12.) Hygiene. Yes, it might take 5 minutes to shower but it’s well worth it. Presumably, few clients are homosexual so you wouldn’t know what sweaty ballsack smells like. Trust me, you don’t want to know. Keep it clean. Also, if you have some rash or skin condition, please let us know. I had a client with severe psoriasis and while I knew what it was, most providers probably wouldn’t.

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『美容の経営プラン』2014年10月号(女性モード社)
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