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Bashful's prostitution survey
January 9, 2006 9:33 PM   Subscribe

Oddly obsessive statistical analysis of the rates paid by customers of legal Nevada prostitutes, broken down by sex act, attractiveness, body type and presence or absence of a jacuzzi, among other topics. [via Cynical-C, who swears he found it by accident]
posted by mediareport (32 comments total)

 
Ohhhh my, what a big data set you have.
posted by SweetJesus at 9:39 PM on January 9, 2006


One day I want to write a paper that has the section heading, "Vaginal Summary."
posted by papakwanz at 9:43 PM on January 9, 2006


I was a bit thrown off by "CUM %".

But then I got it.
posted by saraswati at 9:44 PM on January 9, 2006


I can't afford to golf, either.
posted by jsteward at 9:55 PM on January 9, 2006


Man, I have been paying waaaay to much.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:05 PM on January 9, 2006


44% of guys performed oral on their lady. Naughty boys!

44% gave head to a prostitute?! Holy moly! Sorry, too much eew factor for me to want to do that.

Reminds me of a joke about said act on said professional and I'll try and be brief...

Fella performing the act and spits out a pea. Continues and finds a bit of carrot in his mouth and spits it out. Goes the growl some more and finds some other food-type matter in his mouth and he asks in exasperation, "are you sick or something?" and the prostitute replies, "no, but the guy before you was."

Thankyou and goodniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!

posted by uncanny hengeman at 10:05 PM on January 9, 2006


On a slightly less gross note, Wikipedia's Prostitution in Nevada page had some interesting info, including a link to this detailed look at the history of legalization by the state archivist.
posted by mediareport at 10:13 PM on January 9, 2006


It just boggles the mind that Utah and Nevada are contiguous....

Thankyou and goodniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!
posted by ParisParamus at 10:14 PM on January 9, 2006


Related link: NYT's recent article on Heidi Fleiss' planned male brothel in Nevada with opinions about whether or not it will succeed.
posted by junesix at 10:16 PM on January 9, 2006


This is extremely disappointing. Where are the spankings, the anal, the threesomes, bondage, etc? I didn't expect to see a column for plushies but I'd hoped people would be a LITTLE less vanilla.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 10:35 PM on January 9, 2006


Roughly the same number of reported sessions had the lady performing some hand stimulation on her client versus not. For some reason, 12% of the guys chose not to answer this question.
posted by odinsdream at 10:57 PM on January 9, 2006


FINAL REMARKS :

I have been informed of many instances of guys walking into a legal Nevada brothel, picking a lady and going back to her room to negotiate, and then quoting to her the averages I found in previous surveys. This is not good negotiating strategy, a topic I usually prefer not to give advice on. If you are a fellow who has never been to a legal Nevada brothel before, just treat the information in this survey as what it is, simple information about what other guys have paid. The lady you negotiate with sets her own rates, however she sees fit. As people are fond of saying about the services this profession provides, YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary). Be an informed customer, but also be on your best behavior and treat your lady nicely.

posted by Chuckles at 11:03 PM on January 9, 2006


I assume this guy was awarded his masters degree then, or was this all done for fun?
posted by Balisong at 11:29 PM on January 9, 2006


Is it just me or is this kind of a small data pool? For a major institution like this i'd expect more than what, 250 respondents or subjects, whatever. Thanks for the link, though, interesting to know someone's keeping track of these things.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 11:38 PM on January 9, 2006


Paris - Utah wouldn't be possible without Nevada.
posted by stevis at 11:44 PM on January 9, 2006


44%? I've clearly been dating the wrong kind of guys.
posted by snickerdoodle at 12:46 AM on January 10, 2006


Or you've been in the wrong line of work.
posted by keijo at 1:09 AM on January 10, 2006


Mark Twain once said: There are lies, great lies and oddly obsessive statistical analysis of the rates paid by customers of legal Nevada prostitutes.
posted by ori at 1:37 AM on January 10, 2006


Twain? Heck, I thought it was Disraeli.
posted by alumshubby at 2:58 AM on January 10, 2006


Nevada and Utah are contagious? Lord help us all.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:09 AM on January 10, 2006


Amsterdam is cheaper. (But I can't find liestatistics...)
posted by kika at 6:27 AM on January 10, 2006


44% gave head to a prostitute?!

That's like changing the oil on a rental car before you return it.
posted by DieHipsterDie at 6:35 AM on January 10, 2006


Note that those sessions lasted twice as long (2.2 hours versus 1.1 hours) as those sessions where they didn't perform oral on their lady.

I wonder if the women get extra pay just for the boredom.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 7:04 AM on January 10, 2006


Utah Nevada wouldn't be possible without Nevada Utah.
posted by shmegegge at 7:39 AM on January 10, 2006


BIG BEAUTIFUL GIRL #0 0.00$

Poor big, beautiful girls. I thought the data set was fairly small too. Of course I always think of the Sopranos when I think of whores, after Ralphie killed the pregnant one and yelled, "She was a whoooo-ah Tony!"
posted by geoff. at 7:41 AM on January 10, 2006


Fascinating post, thank you. I love how many tables there are for what amounts to some pretty simple data. Stastistics isolate us from what we are studying.
posted by Nelson at 9:20 AM on January 10, 2006


I know I'm a data and statistics nerd, but what really jumped out at me in this survey were the standard deviations. In almost every category, the standard deviations were huge (which would account for the poor fit of correlation coefficients at the end of the report). Hence the YMMV I guess.

The self selecting data set pretty much throws any sort of accuracy out the window, but its still an interesting research topic to me. I've never slept with a prostitute. I'd be curious to see how a "pro" stacks up with the other people I've been with. Perhaps they would have a trick or two that I've never seen. Something makes me doubt that though.

Follow up research subject: Who the hell are these people have $400 to spend on an hour with a prostitute?
posted by afflatus at 12:08 PM on January 10, 2006


I would like to see how much the prostitutes themselves got to keep, in relation to these fees, and what house charges may or may not exist. Kudos to making sex stats seem boring, though.
posted by Busithoth at 12:27 PM on January 10, 2006


I'd be interested in the other way around - prosti sexcare workers rating their clients.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 1:08 PM on January 10, 2006


What I find most interesting here is that it seems that everyone immediately skipped down to the juicy parts, and completely missed that this survey is terribly, horribly out of date:

"Last updated: October 01, 2003"

So thanks for the really old news...
posted by robhuddles at 2:06 PM on January 10, 2006


"Hand Job Summary" is the name of my new band. Or maybe I prefer "Summary Hand Job". As it were.
posted by Decani at 4:19 PM on January 10, 2006


completely missed that this survey is terribly, horribly out of date

Uh, yeah. Cuz the point here is the up-to-the-minute accuracy of the financial data.

You're not the only one who noticed, robhuddles, you're just the only one who thought it was important.
posted by mediareport at 5:41 PM on January 10, 2006


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