Destigmatize sex work on the app
Gay men in the US and around the world have been disenfranchised at varying degrees due to homophobia and other social injustices. Many gay men (especially youth) are struggling to survive and/or may be at constant risk of homelessness. Stop shaming the guys who seek "gen" men, and start facilitating connections between guys who need help and guys who CAN help. After all, NO man is an island, and ALL relationships are essentially an exchange of personal resources, in one way or another.
Sex workers and masseurs provide comfort, pleasure, and basic human contact to those who need it. Their services can be as essential as going to the doctor when sick. They deserve the same rights, respect, and dignity as the guys on Grindr advertising anonymous sex and glory holes. Thank you
Tim Schroeder commented
I'd prefer not to be bothered by prostitutes.
I only like this idea because it would enable me to filter out the "gen" profiles. And they wouldn't waste my time if they knew I wasn't gonna be a customer. Win win.
Disgusting. Prostitutes should not be given a space on here.
Ryan H. commented
This feature request needn't be taken seriously. Grindr can't been seen as facilitating illegal activity or they'd open themselves up to legal consequences.
There are many sites to accommodate working boys. Not on grinder thankyou
Equivalent to solicitation and consumption of prostitution. That cannot be a "feature" of the app. If people wish to sell or buy this service, let it be "coded" in your profile description. This is encouraging bad behavior. Taking shortcuts through an app instead of doing your due diligence to get a job like everyone else. I KNOW guys who only want to take the easy life by leeching through daddies, and ALSO to steal from tricks who host them.
There are other sites for this. We come to Grindr to stay away from that. Let's not mix the two.
Bad idea. There should be a downvote button.
Red Harper commented
So while I do understand his frustrating it can be to be confronted with being asked to pay for the company of ones desired companion. Regardless of how tough of a man you are, I can imagine tgst it doesn’t make a man feel good about themselves. However, on the other side of the spectrum exists the “trans” tribe. No it’s not like I expect anyone to really care considering the fact that the app is for gay men in for a long time we’re not welcome to the app for obvious reasons being women. Now that there is a section for us, and with the recent addition of massive amounts of straight, bi, down low, curious, etc. cis males flooding onto Grindr. There have been some negative consequences for all that use grindr. However, I’m tired of having my account banned for simply defending myself against their degrading and often times hurtful antics toward T girls specifically. It’s gotten to a point to where mini in the trans community are made to feel worth even less than a cheap *********** walking the streets. These men look at us as being not man, nor woman, but instead labeling our gender identity as “*** object” or “fetish” And very much so treating us as being nothing more as such. It’s gotten to the point to where me and many other trans girls simply have Little to no choice but to use the magic word that makes these men go away. Just three letters with an optional question mark And poof! They disappear. Although the word is magic and is being used in art community as a defense mechanism more than anything else, we still have to fear being reported for it. Never mind the fact that they may have told us Things that not only hurt us emotionally but make us act physically and mentally in the long run. In conclusion, if you’re going to have a trans tribe, it would be very nice for us to have a little bit more protection then a simple three letter word which should be common sense considering most of these men want us to be the man and dominate them pull out our dicks that we wish weren’t there So they can get off I nearest often times secret desire to be us for a little while. Probably all over the board with this comment, Been in conclusion I think that the D stigmatization of alleged *** you work happen. As you stigmatizing it does nothing but protect toxic men from having to treat trans women with human decency at the very least. In punishes T girls for using an app that we should’ve been included in since the app launched. If you actually read this thank you!
Ronald Jackson commented
I'm not even generous but your a trust fund baby or a **** lieb if you are seriously gonna act like this explanation doesn't take you back to that one time in college/that hungry strike that really was a stretch of the wallet/the first time it was simply offered and given regardless of what you sought our asked for lol if you cant empathize or at least sympathize with those in your own community who are tryna make a way out out a way you could imagine and understand what that should command of you than you're probably ugly or broke or Both lol
The "working" boys need to go get a real job.
I am tired of being asked if I am Gen. I am not paying for ***. There isn't a man hot enough out there that I would pay to have *** with him, and the same goes for women.
Huge NO to this option.
Philip Schultz commented
Or find some other place to ********** yourself?
I think is a terrible idea. Here is not legal... in a single screen of 16 persons, 12 of them are drugs + prostitution. It's just a TERRIBLE experience in the app.
In my area there are a lot of “daddies” just looking for non ****** connection with a “boy” and they are willing to compensate for their time. Is it considered prostitution if a daddy wants to take a boy out for dinner or to a movie. Generous doesn’t have to always mean payment for ****** activity.
Prostitution is legal in many countries, so this could be done easily without any legal implications in many places. Being based in the US, I suspect Grindr may not realise this. Australia, NZ and the UK, for example, allow *** in exchange for money.
Great idea. Discrimination and oppression need to END.
I'm sure you felt very virtuous writing this :)
Allow *** workers to work and post on the app and stop banning their profiles!