On his HLN show, Dr Drew featured an interview with the Moonlite Bunny Ranch’s Brooke Taylor, where he inquires about her life as a sex worker, how her conscience handles having sex with married men, and why she believes it’s better for a man to visit her than to have an emotional affair.
While this video is clips and cuts of the full interview, I think Taylor manages to tap into some interesting ideas. First, she proposes that most of the married men she services at The Bunny Ranch love their wives but are searching for some variety. Most of it is, as she says, “assisted personal pleasure”.
What was most intriguing to me, as a person who believes that prostitution should be legalized, is that she believes it’s a better choice for these guys to visit her, a prostitute, than to start in on affairs which can spread disease and cause drama that is more likely to interfere with a man’s family. At the Bunny Ranch, the women are tested regularly for STDs and condoms are mandatory.
Taylor is also willing to admit that the listening, empathizing, and flattery that Bunny Ranch prostitutes offer married men—which is such a big part of why their business booms—is shallow and put-on, and believes that they should be resolving these things with their wives. However, if they’re going to be having sex with someone, she feels it’s respectful for them to choose to have sex in an established and clean professional environment.
What do you think? Is it possible for a married man to visit the Bunny Ranch without his wife’s knowledge, and to still truly love his wife?
Is it better for a man to go to a professional for his sex needs than to have an affair or risk disease by being with a prostitute that isn’t in a healthier environment, such as the Bunny Ranch? Or does the betrayal of having extramarital sex carry equal weight no matter with whom a person has sex?
Is the Bunny Ranch an example of what good could come from legalized prostitution, or is it just another “happy hooker” story, masking the pain caused by sex work?