well his post got my attention...... WOW what a forum this is going to be!
I am neither gay, nor a regular GLBT Forum poster, so my post is not representative of this forum. However, since prostitution is legal in Amsterdam, and considered something of a tourist attraction, and the very visible female prostitutes are irrelevant to gay male tourists, I thought the question would be appropriate to ask. A gay male friend asked me the question, and since Google searches seeemed unproductive, I thought that perhaps Flyertalk would be the place to have it answered.
After the giggling subsides, does anyone have an answer?
Thanks, anonplz. Still, nothing in your link that suggests the existence of men standing in shop windows. However, a very helpful FT'er just sent me a private message, saying that there is a men-for-men prostitution district, similar to the women-for-men prostitution district, near the flower market.
Asa frequent amsterdam traveller i can honestly say it's nothing i've encountered. I'm aware of a bar there that acts almost as a brothel of sorts (keeping in mind there are many of those for women as well) that caters to gay patrons. I think it's "why not", but I've never been.
This is in my opinion is an on topic question..as my Time Out Guide guide covers the red light district and has one of those in box pages on how prostitutes need to be licensed. Gay Travellers like Straight travelers are entitled to the same discussion
That being said with my Co-moderator hat on, we need to ensure this topic doesn't go down hill, and a reminder not to post any sexually explicit links.
I'm wondering why anyone would need such a service in AMS - unless that's what they're into. There is everything a gay man would want within a block of the red light district - and it isn't necessary to pay for it.
IMO, Pinki, this is a perfect post for GBLT, and exactly the kind of thing the forum was created for!
William Higgins is no longer running his brothel but a good stop nonetheless would be Drakes, which is sort of a cross between a bar and a sex shop and has a wealth of information. I've never noticed rentboys in windows, though they are certainly to be had in the station, on the street, and in certain bars.
Normally I think they tend to be patronized by bossy closet cases and busybodies, though, FWIW.