Hello folks, sorry it is another rant, but this I cannot ignore. I was reading a forum the other day and it was indicated that there should be a 'happy ending' to a session, and those ladies that did not provide that should not ask for a tribute that compares to those that do. There are so many reasons why this is a terrible thing to be putting online (not least because those girls new to the scene might think this is the only way to 'get on'), largely because it is not what scene is about. Funnily enough I see this logic to be flawed in so many ways, and here is why:
1. In my real world I am a consultant on a specific subject, people pay me to give them expert advice based on that knowledge. My rate as a consultant is no less because I can only give expert advice on chemical issues and if asked about issues I cannot answer I should not be asked to charge less because I cannot offer that advice, however I should be able to charge the correct fee on what my knowledge is. And so I do. No one questions that.
2. I go to a local butcher in London and order my meat for the week. He is considerably more than the local supermarket, but he is a specialist in butchery. If I ask him for vegetables to match my meat, he won't be able to help me, so do I ask for him to give me my meat at a discount price because he cannot offer me veg to match my meat? No of course not, because he specialises in what he does and the meat tastes sublime. I could go to a supermarket and get all I need, but I prefer to get the best of everything!
To me a session is about a mutual agreement and is all about the play between top and bottom. I play many enjoyable scenes in a session and hope to continue to do so, and the money is not everything, it never has been. I do this because I have a passion for it, just like my PhD. Nobody asked me about why I took my annual stipend for doing my research, I just did, but it did not diminish my passion for my research. So why ask the girls about their fee? It is no different in my opinion. I had a passion for my research just as I do scene. It is just as shame we have to defend that at times.
Sorry about the rant...I hope you readers understand...and what do you think about this?