Anonymous asked: Let me get this straight, I buy you a sex toy for your use in achieving multiple orgasms, but I get nothing but a blog mention? That's it? Besides, you are a model, aren't you gals rolling in the money - or at least that's the lie perpetrated by your co-workers, and should be able to buy your own without begging?
Yes. I have been completely upfront and honest about what I am willing to trade in exchange for a stranger buying me a sex toy - a public thank you, permanently displayed on my blog, and a handwritten thank you note posted anywhere in the world (the link’s here, generous readers); unless the sender desires anonymity of course. This essentially translate to “personal attention in exchange for new types of orgasm” (and/or your personal lascivious fantasy about me using it, though I’d rather not hear TOO many details about that). I’m not going to pretend I’ll fall in love with you in exchange for an Eroscilliator.
The other day I was at the London Fetish Fair and picked up a business card for an online kink shop. When I went home I looked them up and saw them selling what appears to be a rather ordinary wooden paddle for £100. £100! I own a wooden paddle that cost £20. No idea who buys those, though I guess someone must think they’re worth it. But I’m not going to go up to the shop owner at the next LFF and tell her I think her prices are ridiculous, because if I think the deal that her shop offers is unfair I am absolutely free to not purchase items from her. She isn’t insisting that I buy her products, she isn’t bothering me in any way, she is simply existing on the internet with her offer and if I don’t want it I will simply ignore it.
…Do you see the parallel here?
Most fulltime models - other than top top supermodels - make a reasonable but not exceptional wage. Obviously I’m not a top supermodel, I never worked more than part time, and I’m not currently working as a model because I’m busy with my degree (+ a few other more complicated reasons I won’t go into here). So no, I am not “rolling in the money”.
Your misreading of the average model’s earning power is probably down to any decent model projecting the impression of being constantly extremely busy and high-earning. Because giving that impression is good for business.