"I can do anything to buy me a red sports Mercedes," he says.For these middle-class youth, the lure of earning around Rs 15,000 a month in return for sex is irresistible.Like Mike Fernandes, 26, who boasts that single women like his strong jaw and jutting cheekbones while married ones prefer his listening skills and languorous back rubs.For an all-night chat session with these lonely wives, Fernandes expects dinner at a 5-star restaurant and a small farewell gift-a palm pilot, a cell phone or even a monogrammed gold lighter.Says Humsafar Chairman Ashok Row Kavi: "The commodification of sex has reached a crescendo." Unlike professional gigolos, the call-boy brigade doesn't look at sex as a career option but treats it like another way of making easy money.Broadly categorised as "survival sex" (using sex to survive economically), these youngsters not only earn money in return for sexual favours but also insist that they be taken to plush parties, elite clubs and upmarket hangouts.Except they certainly would not approve of his alternative calling: a teenage prostitute, toy boy, hustler. Perhaps a more appropriate description would be "cyber stud", since cyberspace is where most of the city's call-boys ply their trade.
Find a girlfriend or lover in Bangalore, or just have fun flirting online with Bangalore single girls.He checks for responses to the message he posted earlier as "hunkyfunkydoc" on a sexboard on the Web.His message reads: "Satisfaction guaranteed for your wildest fantasies." He describes himself as a "hunk of the first order with great virility". Never on weekends, though, because that is when he meets his girlfriend.They have money and Akram and his ilk have the merchandise. In its latest study on sexual behaviour in Mumbai, the Humsafar Trust, a male sexual health agency, corroborates this new trend of young boys indulging in sexual activities to maintain their cool lifestyles.In the random sampling survey, 6,000 males were interviewed of which 20 per cent youth (in the 14-30 age-group) admitted they hawked sex as just any other commodity to make money.