There are two kinds of sex in the world: romantic sex and non-romantic sex.
I'd like to think romantic sex is wonderful because it encourages us to be our best selves. When you're having love sex, you're connected to your partner. Your guard is down because you know you can trust the person.
Any other kind of sex, though, has the tendency to be more guarded.
When it comes to one-night stands, hook-up buddies and everything in between, I know I'm less inclined to be my full self because I don't completely trust the person I'm having sex with (that is, unless we've been having sex for a long time and I've gotten comfortable with him, but that still isn't love sex).
Because of that, I can't imagine what it must be like for escorts who get paid to have sex with clients. I did once hire a male escort for a night, and despite deciding not to sleep with him, the thought definitely crossed my mind.
It was tempting because he was quite the charmer, but I knew I wouldn't be able to be completely comfortable with him. I love love sex, but to each his own.
I went to Reddit to see what the world of sex really looks like for male escorts. From the looks of it, it's a different experience for each escort, but one thing is for sure: for all of them, paid sex is worlds different from romantic sex.
Here are eight escorts on how paid sex is different from romantic sex: