I do think that there's a clear stigma attached to hiring sex workers. Sex is coveted and at the same time considered taboo. Everybody has a friend who's a 'truvada slut' or a friend who's 'been around' or for the ones across the pond, a 'cottage queen'. I think that many of us have listened to a friend's sex exploits with a mix of curiosity and awe. We may even wonder why they did it and how it may have felt. We perpetuate the madonna/whore dichotomy without even thinking. And sex workers are whores, right? And so what?
Hiring a man for sex should not have to imply all that thinking. I think the only thing that makes it logistically complex is the money. Not everybody has, let's say $300 in spare change for an emergency call to let's say, Rocco Steele. Or Brent Corrigan. But I'm sure there's less expensive alternatives. And nowadays, those alternatives may have suffered a setback. With SESTAFOSTA and the demise of Backpage and the Craigslist's escort sections or the ban on porn (and sex workers) from Tumblr, the idea of losing that alternative is not in a distant future anymore. It's here. Now. Remember when they came for RENTBOY? There was a federal investigation and all that. They squashed it.
And this one is for the GOT fans: