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“I think it may be a gateway drug into prostitution.
The site promotes its reputation as a “generous sponsor” of financial assistance and offers a variety of special services for students, including a free premium membership for anyone with a “.edu” email address.That’s the reason, she said, that sugar daddies are particularly interested in college students.*** Both Brian and Emily first got involved with Seeking Arrangement at a time when finances were particularly tight.I’m not from a wealthy family, and even though I was working, and still I’m working three jobs, there was always a [shortfall]. I couldn’t be at Yale if I didn’t do this.” For Brian, involvement in the industry came at time when he was “a little short on cash” but was also “just bored.” In the beginning, arrangements for Brian mostly consisted of talks on the phone, which sometimes evolved into awkward first dates predictably accompanied by bouts of forced small talk and out-of-pity smiles.It wasn’t until last spring that Brian started having sex with men for money.Seeking Arrangement doesn’t call for strictly sexual relationships.
Sugar babies and sugar daddies can specify whether they’re looking for nonsexual, or even online-only, arrangements.
“So, I was thinking about it, and I thought, ‘Well, why not do it for money?
’ I mean, you’ve been dared before: ‘Would you eat dirt for $100? ” *** Brian isn’t exactly a prostitute, and neither is Emily, another student at Yale who spends her weekends meeting similar men in New York City.
In 2017, 44 million students in America took out loans to pay for college, amounting to a national total of $1.45 trillion of debt — a 560 percent increase from total student debt in 2004.
Even Yale, a university that prides itself on a system of financial aid that meets “100% of demonstrated financial need,” still sometimes fails to relieve students of intimidating educational costs.
Brian needs financial help, and, for him, sex is just another means of getting by.