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Art and Entertainment / Netflix - The Expanse
« on: November 03, 2016, 07:27:57 PM »
I see that Netflix has a new sci-fi series called The Expanse. 
I am hoping that it will be worth watching...

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General Discussion / How our industry is changing
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:59:26 PM »
As the years roll by I love my work and this industry more and more.  It's rewarding and satisfying like few things that I have ever done.

Along the way I have come to recognise changes.  Changes that are happening more and more quickly I think.  I thought I would make a post on the subject and and see what others thought.

Things I see:

Go back about three years and most of my clients were around the age of 47 (or older).  They were mostly women when were divorced, and looking for an experience that would set them back on the path to dating with renewed confidence in themselves and their sexuality.

I was contemplating this recently and I realised that now I find that most of my clients are around the age of 40.  Most are still married and rather than contemplating divorce, they are now looking for a way to satisfy their sexuality without losing all of the good things in their marriage.  I have to say that I am very pleased to see this.  Divorce is usually horrible for everyone involved and leaves a financial mess.  So I am happy that I am providing something to women need in their lives that also lets them maintain what are otherwise happy, or workable marriages.

I also get the feeling that (in Sydney, Australia at least), employing a male escort (which is legal here) is beginning to become more widely acceptable.  This may be thanks to a few news paper articles that have appears over the last year or two.  So whenever I am approached to do an interview I have always said yes (having discussed the article with the journalist to be sure that they don't have a hatchet job in mind).  I think that them ore press that we can create for our industry the better.  Normalising what we do is, I think, the key to bringing down the barriers that prevent people who really need the help of an escort/companion from contacting us.

Another difference I have noticed is that I now get a lot more (perhaps a quarter of all my bookings) with women who are seeing me more in a "therapeutic" role, than a "romantic" one.  This is one of my favourite and most rewarding aspects of my work, but it's not always easy.  Clients with serious disabilities (like cerebral palsy, mental illness and trauma) are often challenging to work with, but the rewards for them and for me are worth while.  Then there are the clients who just want to feel safe, to explore and learn about sex.  It's fun work for all and I think helps to promote healthy attitudes to sexuality.

So, that's my observations, I am interested to hear what others think and have experienced.

John.

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Travel and Leisure / London in August
« on: July 09, 2014, 07:03:17 PM »
Hi to all, it's been a long time since I logged in and caught up on the news (my bad - life just keep getting in the way).  My impending trip to London seemed like a good reason to do so. 

A quick thank you to Pixie for her post on London's sexiest hotels.  That's very handy information to know :-)

I am traveling ostensibly for a holiday and to catch up with friends, but I am also available for a booking if anyone would like to meet.

Also, if any companions in London would like to catch up for a beer, then let me know.  It would be fun to meet after so many years of reading your posts.

Looking forward to some (hopefully) better weather than Sydney winter!

John.

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General Discussion / Sydney CdM get together is on.
« on: June 29, 2011, 07:21:23 PM »
Hi All,

I bumped the Australian East Coast get together thread several days ago, but have had no response, so I thought that I would post a new thread instead. 

I have finally fixed a date for a get together in Sydney.  Details as follows:

- Where: Hugo's Pizza, Kings Cross
- When: Saturday 9th July and 8.00pm
- Who: CdM members and their friends

See the original thread here:

  http://conciergedumonde.com/forum/index.php?topic=513.0

Andrea has confirmed that he will be attending.  I will be there, with two friends as well, so we are currently a party of four.  Everyone is most welcome to attend and bring a friend if you like, but an RSVP would be handy so that we know how many to allow for.

I walked past Hugo's last weekend and they have a neat little sunken lounge area with an open fire that looked great, with a good view over the night life on the street.

Hope to see you there!

John.

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General Discussion / Plagiarism of website content
« on: May 08, 2011, 02:47:49 AM »
A client contacted me a couple of days ago with the unhappy news that another male escort operating in Sydney (Australia) had copied some large chunks of text from my website and dropped it almost completely unaltered into the home page of his own site:

http://www.your-gigolo.com/

I was surprised and more than a little upset.  Not least because it was so blatant (and at least when viewed through Firefox, sooo badly broken!). 

I have sent the escort in question an email requesting that he remove my material, so we will see what happens.

I suppose that this is the downside to our industry becoming more popular and "mainstream".  There will always be guys out there who aren't prepared to do the hard yards and will just rip others off. 

I don't know of an easy way to police this sort of thing other than resorting to regularly Googling key phrases from my site (which I have done since this issue came to my attention and on the first search found someone else - now defunct it seems - who had ripped off some of my text, again word for word).


It's easy to look at this sort of thing and say that it's not such a big deal, but when you have laboured for days creating a website and put your heart and soul into it, it's disappointing to have someone just take your work and pass it off as their own. 

Has anyone else here experienced this problem?  If so, I would be interested to hear your story.

John.

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I have been thinking over this issue for some time and don't an answer yet, but thought that it might make for an interesting discussion.  So, in the interest of improving our standards of professional behaviour, here's the question:

Would it be worth developing a "Straight Male Companion's Code of Conduct"?

Aims:

- Give new companions an easy guide to what to do and what not to do
- Give us more experienced companions a reminder of the standards that we need to uphold
- Give patrons a base assurance about standards of behaviour (and performance?) of a companion

Given the whole legal versus non-legal issues in various places like Australia v's US this probably becomes two documents immediately ...

Still, I am interested to hear thoughts from companions and ladies.

Regards,
John

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General Discussion / Virtual escorts and Second Life
« on: August 26, 2010, 04:47:47 AM »
I saw mention of Second Life on television tonight (that's the online virtual world Second Life, run by Linden Labs).  The thought occurred to me to see if there was an escort "scene" in Second Life.  Sure enough there appears to be a thriving industry of people who offer all kinds of escorting services in SL and who make real money from it.

Being an escort in real life, as well as an "IT professional" I am left feeling a little torn by this.  The virtualisation of sex and companionship is not something that thrills me for many reasons, but I don't think that it's about to put me (or any companion) out of a job any time soon.

I suppose that SL, like instant messaging, online dating, and social networking just creates new ways for people to meet, interact, and express their sexuality.  Given the role that web based marketing is beginning to play in my life as a male escort I can hardly complain! 

I would be interested to hear others thoughts on the subject.  Has anyone here had any experience of SL escorts and escorting?

John.

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General Discussion / Australian East Coast CdM get together
« on: August 09, 2010, 04:25:07 AM »
This is a general invitation to CdM members, guests, and their friends (wherever you live) to attend a social get together in Australia.  The aim is to have a casual, social event to meet the people behind the posts and profiles.

Date, city, and venue to be decided, but it will be East Coast and sometime in the next two or three months. 

If you would like to attend then please post a reply here, or email me directly: john@john-oh-escort.com.


Possible times and places:

Melbourne: early November
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I will be in Melbourne in early November and since Christina is in Melbourne, then it makes sense to hold a get together there.


Sydney: September
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Since I am based in Sydney, and we know of at least one companion (Aundre) who is also here, then a Sydney get together could work.


Venue: a bar or pub, for drinks (possibly followed by dinner).


So, come one, come all!  Lets take some time out from the world and have some fun.

John.

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Male Companion Ads / John Oh in Melbourne first week of November 2010
« on: July 28, 2010, 01:02:09 AM »
I wanted to let CdM members know that I will be in Melbourne (Australia) for a little over a week at the start of November this year.  If you are interested in booking a date with me while I am there, then please let me know.  I would love to meet you.

Early bookings (prior to the end of September) get a 10% discount.

Please see my travel schedule page here: http://www.john-oh-escort.com/travel_schedule.html for availability.

John.

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General Discussion / Joining the mile high club with class
« on: July 27, 2010, 03:46:40 AM »
I wrote an article about The Mile High Club the other day to post on my website.  It's something that I have occasionally contemplated while flying, but never really felt that a commercial long-haul flight was the right time or place for me.

However, I think that I have now found my ideal scenario for joining "the club".  There are quite a number of small airlines who offer private charter flights in specially equipped light aircraft, they might be ok options, but still they don't really feel right (other than being able to tick off that particular experience).

The answer for me is: in a hot air balloon.

Now that (to my mind) has a real "something" to it; floating in tranquil peace a mile above the earth, no noise, no rush, and a fantastic view.  That sounds like a great place for sex.

As always though, there is just one small problem: what to do about the balloon pilot?

You can read my original article here: http://www.john-oh-escort.com/joining_the_mile_high_club_in_style.html.  I thought it would be fun to run a little competition for anyone with a "mile high" story.  Best story in August gets a 20% discount on a booking with me.

John.

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I received an email this morning from http://www.amsterdam-finest.com requesting a link exchange.  I don't know if the operators of that site are members of CdM, but I assume that is probably how they came to find my site.

I am not inclined to do a link exchange with them, since I would be surprised if such a link would generate any business for me - or for them (after all, they are based in the Netherlands, and I am in Australia).  I also have no idea if they are a credible business and I won't recommend someone if I don't trust them (since that could be bad for my reputation too).

There would be some benefit in Google ranking of course, but I don't think that outweighs the downside.

So, can anyone here vouch for Amsterdam Finest Escortservice?

More generally, does anyone have any thoughts about link exchanges like this?  I see that many of the companions on CdM exchange links which is great.

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Male Companion Marketing / Request for website review - John Oh
« on: July 07, 2010, 05:09:16 AM »
I have recently published a website to promote myself and my service as a male escort (I am based in Australia).  It is still very much a work in progress, so I am keen to hear any feedback that anyone may have.

URL: http://www.john-oh-escort.com

Some specific questions:

- Do you find the site easy to navigate?
- Do you think that the articles and blog posts that I write add value to the site?
- Would you recommend that I add more photos of myself to the site?
- Is there anything that you think I should add to the site? (or remove)

I am very interested to hear thoughts from both ladies and guys and really appreciate any feedback that you may have. 

I am not just looking for complements either.  If you really think that something is a problem, then I want to know (and won't take offense).  My aim here is to make my site as good as it can be, so please don't be shy.

John.

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Introductions / John Oh, an introduction
« on: July 06, 2010, 03:11:52 AM »
Hello,

I would like to introduce myself, my name is John Oh.  I am a 38 year old male escort based in Sydney, Australia. 

I have been a male escort for women for about twelve years, with a small group of clients that I have met by word of mouth in Sydney and Melbourne.  I also run an IT business.

I have recently built a website to advertise my services.  You can find it here: http://www.john-oh-escort.com

I am looking forward to joining the discussions on this forum, sharing ideas, and hearing advice.  From what I have seen so far Concierge du Monde looks like a great community.

John.

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