Trans escort Amanda Coxx schools us in ‘the world’s oldest profession’ 

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Coxx: I travel. There's places where I go for a couple of days, put my ad up, and then I work. There's not a lot of transsexuals in a lot of little cities. So when I come, I have a pretty good rush for a couple of days and then I go on back home. I can make close to $3,000 in a couple of days.

When you're out of town, you can charge more than when you're in the city. There's so many girls coming out — and they're not really transsexuals. Like the guys are getting hip to how the transsexuals are making their money escorting now. So it's like dudes in wigs putting up ads and trying to make money. Then there's guys putting up fake pictures, and he wants to send the girls the dates and get his cut off of it. So now everyone's trying to get some money off the escorts.

MT: Do you do anything to screen people to make sure they’re not dangerous?

Coxx: I went to Kansas City, Missouri, and I had an outcall — you know, where you go see them. So they end up calling my phone for an outcall, and I didn’t know at the time it was outside Kansas City. So I catch a cab, and it was at an apartment. I went in, and now I remember that the apartment didn’t really look as lived-in. It didn’t have family pictures around. They just basically had a couch, a small TV, the guy had a bed in his room. So you know, I asked for the donation. Then we were in the back room, and he had his story so down-pat — he said the business he was working for had got him an apartment.

As soon as I pulled down my pants, the police bust in. It was a sting. They had the phone call recorded. They took my picture, but they didn’t take me to jail because I wasn’t from there. They took all my money, they took the money that he gave me, and they end up releasing me, telling me to get the hell out of there. That’s when I knew not to go to Shawnee, Missouri, because they do stings there. That was the only time I was busted.

MT: Do you think that prostitution should be legal?

Coxx: Of course. I feel like if that's how a guy wants to spend his money to have a nice time, it's better than being on the streets, with a guy riding around picking up a prostitute, and she's walking around a neighborhood in her fucking miniskirt, boots, and stuff. In certain places, it is legal. In certain parts of Las Vegas, it's legal. It's legal in Amsterdam. In places where it's legal, there's less diseases. It's safer.

But then you got to be careful because there's guys out who target the service. They think escorts make all this cash. Some guys will call your phone and go see you, and beat you and leave out with your purse, too. What are you going to do? Call the police and say, "TS was robbed by a john?" I don't ever call the police for anything. That's the last person I would call.

I cleared my name now, but I had so many disorderly conduct tickets on Woodward. That's what they call it: "disorderly conduct," or "slacking." I have a certain sex appeal about myself. Being in the industry, you have to keep your hair done, and your nails done and stuff like that. I wear extremely long hair, and I wear it blond. I have this aura — I always catch the guys' attention. One time I was in Denver, walking down the street, and I was just trying to go to the CVS to load my card so I could post my ad. I was walking down the street, and you guys, they blow or honk. The guy pulled over and he asked me if I wanted a ride. I was really trying to get a ride — I wasn't talking about sex. There was no deal. Then lo and behold, the police wanted to pull me over. They said I was soliciting. I said I wasn't soliciting, this guy just wanted to give me a ride. Then after they run my name the slacking and prostitution came up, and they just assumed I was prostituting. It's pretty hard. Everyone always thinks I'm always prostituting — which is just not the case.

It's hard to date sometimes, because the guy wants to date you, especially if he started off as your client ... I'm not going to date you for free. Being a prostitute, it's kind of hard to find a guy who will date you. It takes a strong man to be with a woman like me. He has to understand that it's just a job, and that's just what I do.

MT: Are you dating anyone right now?

Coxx: Yes, I have a boyfriend. We've been together for seven years now. We live together, and he understands that it's just a job.

MT: Do you ever want to do anything else?

Coxx: I try to do other things. Last year, I went to school for taxes. Then the new year came around, and I did a couple of taxes things, but it's pretty funny, because once you get in the industry, there's nothing like fast money. You get addicted. I'm not going to go and work in a restaurant for six hours for $100 a day when I can make $100 in 20 minutes. So why would I want to have somebody else be my boss when I can wake up when I want to, go to sleep when I want to, and have my own schedule? My girl friend, she got in a car accident, and the person sued her. She met a guy — in the escort business, she met him, he was one of her clients. She ended up dating him, and he ended up talking her out of prostituting. He told her to get a job. So she stopped working and he tried to distance her from us, the prostitutes. We were her friends. It's pretty odd to me because that's how he met her! Why would you change somebody when you knew who she was? She was doing good. She was working. I guess she was happy. Well, she got in the accident, and they ended up garnishing her checks. She was working at McDonald's, so after they started garnishing her checks there's pretty much nothing. So the next thing you know, she was back prostituting.

I'd rather prostitute than work any other job. It's not like it's just prostitution. You're not always sucking dick or getting fucked. It's not always about sex. Most of the time I talk a lot. I don't mind running my mouth. It's like, hey, if that's how you spend your half-hour, talking to me, you have to give me more cash. You spend your time talking about your problems, well, that's you. A lot of guys just like to come please me. They come massage me or something like that. You're not just having hardcore sex.

Even when I do adult films, it's not how it looks on camera. You're moving in different positions, you're not always banging. They're taking pictures at the same time. It's pretty irritating to me — they want you to move into this position, and make sure you do it like this, so they can get it on camera and get that shot. Then there's cameras on you, and all these people, and it's under the lights, and they're hot. In one of my scenes, I faked it. The guy wasn't even banging me. He wasn't in me at all. He was just banging, and I was just going through motions, saying, "Ah, ah, ah, yes, yes, yes."

MT: What will you do when you can't escort anymore?

Coxx: At the end of it all, I plan on opening my own salon for women to get their hair and nails done.

MT: When you’re prostituting, is it ever hard for you to maintain stamina?

Coxx: Not really. I’m really a sexual person, anyway. I just love sex. I love everything about sex. I love cocks. I love sucking cocks. I enjoy my job. I wouldn’t tell my clients that! But I really enjoy it. I have a lot of attractive guys who I see. I don’t let them know that — I make them think it’s all about the cash, when really I like being with them just as much as they enjoy being with me.

Sometimes it is overwhelming. I don’t know how other people feel, but sometimes it does make me feel like I’m a fuckin’ whore. But then I go get my hair done or my nails done and buy me a nice bag or something and I’ll feel a little better.

MT: What are some of your other hobbies?

Coxx: I enjoy shopping, going out to eat, and traveling. I love Florida the best.

MT: When did you come out as a transsexual?

Coxx: Halloween one year. It was pretty funny how it happened. In the alternative lifestyle, Halloween is the big time of year where you dress like a girl. I was always a gay male. Halloween is the time when everyone wants to dress up like a girl and go all-out. You can get your hair, and your nails, and wear your girl clothes, and no one's going to judge you because, hey, it's Halloween — anything goes. So one year my best friend really wanted to do it. At first I didn't want to do it, but then I was like, "Aw, fuck it." I was doing lashes and eyebrows at the time, so I knew all the girls in the neighborhood. I went to each one of my friends and I got makeup and I got dressed. Then on Halloween, we went to 6 Mile and Woodward, and we started prostituting. We got a couple of dates. I remember I made like $500 in one night. I was like, "Wow! This is pretty nice." Halloween fell on a weekend that year. So I ended up staying dressed up the whole weekend. Then I remember it was Monday, and I had worked on Woodward until five or six in the morning. Then after that, it was school traffic, and kids were going to school and I was still out and it was daytime. And I was walking around, and I started meeting guys. So I just kept going from Halloween, and never turned back.

MT: Do you take hormones?

Coxx: Yes, I go through hormone therapy. I had breast implants. I had silicone injected in my ass. I had my lips done, my face done, stuff like that to alter my appearance. For me, I'm not a dead giveaway. I'm pretty passable. I don't get a lot of stares when I go to places. I use the ladies' restroom. I live my everyday life as a woman.

MT: Is there anything else about being an escort that you think people should know?

Coxx: It's just a way of life. It's sex. Guys love sex. That's a job where you'll never be unemployed. I'll never get laid off, because someone's always going to be horny. It doesn't get slow for me. Christmastime, sometimes businesses get slow. For me, it picks up. When everyone's having a drought, I'm OK because people are going to be horny every day. People are still going to be looking to bust a nut.

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