It’s Aiden Shaw month on The Sword, so watch out for a big exclusive Aiden Shaw announcement in the coming days. In the meantime, read this exclusive excerpt from his new book, Sordid Truths.
You can also enjoy this transcript of what transpired recently when I visited Aiden Shaw at the San Francisco Marriott to talk about his “whoring tour.” I initially thought that by “whoring” he meant “self-promotion” for his book, Sordid Truths, but it turned out that by “whoring” he mean “having sex with lots of men for money.” As we spoke, scores of American clients who hadn’t seen their favorite British hooker in far too long were filling Aiden’s phone with eager text messages and nervous, halting voicemails.
The Sword: So are you having lots of sex these days?
Aiden Shaw: Yes, I am, more than ever. I don’t know whether it’s because I’m transferring my addictions now that I’m sober, or maybe it’s because now that I’m not as fucked up I’ve got a really potent sex drive. Last week for example, I met these boys. They came up to the book signing and they were amazing-looking boys, and they were friends, so they didn’t want each other, just me. So they came to my hotel room and we had sex. Juicy. Delicious. They were great because they wouldn’t touch other at all, but it was hard sometimes because when I was fucking one of them, the other didn’t have anything to do. Luckily I think he liked to watch. I was thinking about them on the plane and I got a hard-on next to an old woman.
TS: Let’s talk about escorting.
AS: Can we call it prostitution? I don’t like euphemisms. Like “party and play.” Call it “sex and drugs,” you freaks! That’s what it is!
TS: That’s exactly what I said! I’ve written about that.
AS: Well I said it first, just remember that.
TS: Well, my article is dated, so. But, um, sure, I agree. Anyway, back to escorting. I mean prostitution.
AS: Or “sex work,” I guess that’s the cool thing to say these days.
TS: Do you feel pressure to perform Aiden Shaw with clients?
AS: Well, no, it’s not difficult, because that’s who I am. But I do tell my clients beforehand that they shouldn’t expect anything. That makes it easier for me.
TS: Has anyone ever asked you to do something specifically related to your porn persona? Maybe repeat something from a film?
AS: No, not really, but a freakish amount of people want to lick my bum, and I think it’s because you see my bum going up and down all the time in the movies. But it’s nice, I like it. Of course my mom would think it was so funny that guys were paying me all this money to lick my bum, which for some people must seem like such a bad, degrading thing to do.
TS: So you think about your mom when you’re getting your ass licked. Interesting. Are you open about prostitution with her?
AS: No, there are some things you don’t talk to your mom about. She’s got an amazing way of looking over things in my life anyway, you know, the same way she used to call my boyfriends “special friends.” But she does know some of my customers, and a sugar daddy of mine even helped out my father at one point, so she knows a certain amount. But all of my siblings are sort of extreme in different ways, and she’s learned to love us despite everything.
TS: Are you attracted to any of your clients?
AS: Well I tend to only see people I like sexually, and after doing this so long I’ve become quite good at it. You can find something sexy about anyone — forearm hair, the way they cough, that kind of thing. So I can just focus on that and it works for me. Sometimes I’ll ask guys to send me pictures, and if they can’t, then I’ll tell them that if they show up I may not go through with it. But I also would never say “no” to a customer, so what I’ll do to some customers is just charge much, much higher, and if someone is very vile then I’ll just charge them thousands and thousands of dollars. At that point most of them won’t be able to afford it. But sometimes they’ll go, “Okay!” And at that point, when you’re getting paid that much, it becomes hot all over again. Because, you know, I can’t believe someone would pay. I’m an old man now. I’m 43.
TS: That’s not old, it’s prime daddy age.
AS: Well yes it’s true, and my niche market has changed as I age. In this market right now I’m getting successful 30-somethings. When you’re younger, older people want to hire you, but nowadays younger guys do. Lately, I’ve been getting better guys in prostitution than I have in my personal life. I get lots of hotties. It’s a really great job, I love it. Or maybe I’m just already broken and it’s just filling in the cracks.
TS: Do you ever find a chance to masturbate?
AS: Oh god, no way.
TS: When’s the last time you masturbated?
AS: Half past 1, June 28, 1972.
I then follow Aiden into the bathroom to watch him pee.
TS: You’re wearing a cockring. Do you always wear one?
AS: Well no, not always, but I do with these jeans because it holds them up. It works because it makes my balls act like a shelf.
TS: Got it — instead of a belt, wear a cockring. So tell me what kind of assholes you like.
AS: I like all assholes, but especially bums that smell of, you know, a bum that’s been in freshly laundered underpants for four hours and that’s been sweating in the underpants a bit, but I like good boy bum.
TS: You like asses that are clean.
AS: Well yeah. Don’t get me wrong, I like the taste of a nutty bum when I have the chance, but yeah. And also I can’t be doing with deoderant, it has to be body smells. I like man smells that haven’t showered since morning and smell like man, though they have to have showered at some point. But I have to be careful with saying this stuff, because I think there’s a strong witchhunt right now against that kind of good boy sex right now. And I’m sick of a lot of that bravado these days, all the dirty bad boy muscles or whatever. It’s okay if you like knitting, I’d still love to fuck you.
TS: Do guys ever fetishize your virus?
AS: They do. I think it’s kind of sad, because I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, so it’s kind of like, get a life, you know. Get a jigsaw or something. It’s not sexy to me. To me, what’s sexy is like skin, a warm body, a Mexican boy, that kind of thing.
TS: If you find yourself in bed with Aiden Shaw, how do you avoid pissing off Aiden Shaw?
AS: Oh, just be real, I don’t care if instead of tattoos and acting macho you’re into kittens and decorating. Just be yourself.
For your consideration, here is a never-before-seen photograph depicting a drug-fucked Aiden with his friend, the singer/songwriter Nina Silvert, in a bathroom. Photo by Stewart Who.
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