Male prostitutes are now eligible to work at Nevada's legal brothels after health codes were amended, reports the Las Vegas Sun.
A brothel industry lobbyist—in what could be considered a befuddling double standard—bemoaned the change, comparing it to the industry’s “Pearl Harbor.” He managed to voice concerns about homosexual sex entering the industry without ever saying "gay sex" or "homosexual." Men were previously barred in Nevada from the oldest profession because codes specified that prostitutes must undergo “cervical” testing for sexually transmitted diseases, which ruled out men.
Bobbi Davis, owner of the Shady Lady Ranch, a small brothel near Beatty, wanted to add male prostitutes to her stable of sex workers. And while there have been plans for brothels to hire men in the past, Davis made the first-ever request to have the Nevada State Board of Health add urethral exams to the guidelines. That allows male sex workers to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases. George Flint, the former Assemblies of God minister who has been lobbying for the Nevada Brothel Owners Association for 24 years, said he “reluctantly—and I underscore reluctantly” agrees to the change.
Men could start working at brothels as soon as the New Year. Male sex workers will be allowed to decide whether to accept male or female clients, just as the female prostitutes do now.
The former Assemblies of God minister turned whorehouse lobbyist "reluctantly agrees" to allow male hookers in brothels. So much for the "'sanctity" of prostitution.