Why More Women Say They Are Willing to Pay for Sex

Gigolos, catering exclusively to women, wont to be considered a kind of urban legend, but as more women are willing to mention they buy sex in no-strings-attached situations, this once taboo topic has become more mainstream.

Some women said they like paying for what they called the "perfect boyfriend experience," because at the top of the night, they pay the guy to travel away.

"I definitely don't need somebody telling me what I should be doing with my money, or my time, or anything like that," said Heather Smith. "This works perfect on behalf of me . i do know they are not getting to call. i do not want them to call. i do know that whatever I say is what I say and that they either love it or they do not , i do not care, and there is a freedom there. there is a liberty in only being whoever you're and knowing it doesn't matter."

Reality TV series, "Gigolos," helped flinch the curtain on the planet of male gigolos. The show chronicles the lives of 5 straight male escorts, Brace, Nick, Vin, Steven and Jimmy, who sleep in Las Vegas and are employed by a true agency, Cowboys 4 Angels.

Garren James, 36, a former gigolo, is their agent and what some would call a pimp.

"Sex for money is against the law ," James said. "It's not illegal to charge somebody for some time , and that is basically what we're doing. We're charging somebody for somebody's time."

That mantra, where payment up front is not any guarantee of sex for clients, is legal altogether states where the Cowboys 4 Angels services are available -- prostitution, by contract, is defined as a guarantee of sex for money and thus illegal. Vin, who features a live-in girlfriend and was a former philosophy major, believes that what he's doing isn't prostitution.

"Everything that happens with me is voluntary, nobody has got to hire me," he said.

Essentially, the lads of Cowboys 4 Angels said they create themselves available for dates exclusively with women, for a price. James doesn't believe what he and his employees do is immoral.

"I think an ethical thing is simply something that's right or wrong," he said. "If I'm a person and that i want to require a lady on a date, I'm paying for dinner... I'm paying for everything. i do not see how it's much different within the incontrovertible fact that simply because a lady is paying now, that it's wrong. It doesn't add up ."

James' company employs 35 men, who compute of l. a. , New York, Miami, Dallas, Atlanta and Vegas, and since being on the show, business has been booming. James said he also has received over 2,000 employment requests. But it takes a selected sort of person to hitch the Cowboys 4 Angels team.

"They should appear as if a model-type guy -- Educated, humorous, intelligent and a gentleman," James said.

James said he conducts four-part interviews with prospective gigolos, but because his company isn't offering sex for money, he cannot demand STD testing. However, James said he runs a background check on all and therefore the men who spoke with "Nightline" claim all of them practice sexual activity .

His clients, James said, are often smart, affluent women, who are coming to his company's website decidedly .

"Most women are successful in business, college educated, are often in their 20s, 30s, 40s, women that travel tons ," he said.

Heather Smith, a 39-year-old single business manager at a Fortune 500 company, knows the lads of "Gigolos" well -- she has had dates with five of them and spends between $500 and $1,000 a month on gigolos. But she said being with a male escort isn't all about sex.

"I don't consider the gigolos as sex workers or prostitutes in the least ," Smith said. "They certainly do not feel like that. i feel with women there's such a lot other stuff before the physical, all the talking... Makes it a special kind of date than if it had been a person client with a lady professional."

Smith said dating these "professionals," as she called them, helped her recover from the grief she felt after her fertility treatments ended tragically.

"I do not know why, maybe because I'm one woman and that i went through the loss alone, and that i did not have that husband in bed in the dark to carry you when you're just bawling your heart out due to this loss. i do not know why except for whatever reason the gigolos helped through all of that. That right there you cannot put a tag on It's worth everything," Smith said.

These dates even became an incentive for her to reduce . Smith said she rewards herself with a date whenever she loses around 10 pounds.

"Since I've added gigolos to the load loss plan, I've lost 27 inches," she said. "My first date, i used to be wearing a size 28 dress. I'm an 18 now."

James recently recruited Shawn, a former stripper, from a modeling website. "Nightline" tagged along on one among Shawn's dates at a Vegas hotel with one among the company's "regulars."

When asked what clients are trying to find once they hire male escorts, Shawn said, "Sometimes they're just lonely… Sometimes they only got to desire somebody cares about them. Sometimes they're just out of a nasty relationship, bad divorce, sometimes it's their birthday, sometimes they only have an excessive amount of money and need to blow it."

For four hours and about $1,000, Shawn wined and dined the client.

"I showed her copy to her room and um gave her an honest massage with my hands then time was up already time to travel ," he said, "I'm just being a gentleman and what happens in Vegas and i am in Vegas. So I even have to remain in Vegas then do our stories and our secrets."