Michael Lucas discovered Matan and Avi during his porn pilgrimage to The Assholey Land this summer, and the two painfully hot fuck-studs now share an apartment in Chelsea where they charge clients over $400 per session (twice the going rate).
Take a look at Matan’s Rentboy profile and Avi’s Rentboy profile. Then take a look at your paycheck. Then, through your tears, enjoy the interview below. (You can also catch them in the act in Lucas Entertainment’s Israeli Auditions, and watch more Michael Lucas movies here.)
The Sword: Have you ever taken clients together?
Avi Dar and Matan Shalev: No, not yet!
TS: Have you ever been hired by a client you would have fucked for free?
Avi: Well, if a client is offering to pay, who am I to say no?
Matan: I never charge money for sex. The client only pays me for my time.
TS: How does escorting affect your personal sex life? Does it make you exhausted? Even hornier? Less trusting? More liberated?
Avi: I enjoy fucking around, so I know how to do it for work, and how to do it for play. A work/life balance is essential for a successful escort.
Matan: I’ve become more confident, and my libido is always strong, so I never tire whether I’m working or playing.
TS: How much do you charge for over-night?
Avi: Just a night? How about the entire weekend?
Matan: It depends. If it’s someone new, I charge my regular price. But if it’s one of my regular clients, I may give them a discount.
TS: What’s the most lavish activity a client has treated you to? Or what has been your most luxurious experience with a client?
Avi: I was treated to dinner at a famous restaurant in the West Village. We had a five-course meal with lots of seafood and champagne.
Matan: One individual booked a round trip first class ticket to Beverly Hills. It was my first time flying like that and I was amazed at the service. The best part was that the client only hired me for a few hours, so I was back in New York in no time.
TS: Tell me about your first client. Were you nervous?
Avi: Nope! I made my client feel very comfortable and we had such a hot time. I was also very intimate with him, and he really appreciated it. It’s how I treat everyone I’m in bed with.
Matan: I was a nervous but also excited. The session was really successful. My first client was a 22-year-old model. I wondered why someone so young and so attractive and was walking the catwalks of Milan and Madrid in need of an escort. I didn’t ask why, because I was just doing a job. It was very nice. That session was really fun and it opened my eyes to the business. It really broke my assumption that all clients are old and ugly. It’s a matter of control. People in the U.S. have a lot of money but not a lot of time to go out and meet other people. It’s convenient for a lot of people. You get to have great conversation and a client sees what they get ahead of time. It’s almost like a relationship, if only for an hour or two.
TS: Have you ever turned down a client?
Avi: I’ve never turned anyone down. Why waste an opportunity to meet someone new?
Matan: Nope, never turned down anyone either.
TS: Have you ever turned down a client’s request?
Avi: I set clear boundaries when I meet a guy, so I know what I’m getting into. But sometimes a client will get really rough and think I’m some cheap hooker, and that’s when I have to put my foot down and tell him to slow down.
Matan: I talk with my clients first, and if it’s something crazy or dangerous, I tell them it’s not going to happen with me.
TS: How do you handle having sex with someone you’re not necessarily attracted to?
Matan: Because there are too many different things that make me horny, I try and find something that turns me on. I like sex so much, it’s hard not to be turned on by anything. If the guy isn’t attractive, I’ll make something about him attractive, like his legs or his ass or his dick. Most of the guys who come to be are very attractive, so it’s usually not a problem and I’m professional otherwise.
TS: Some people say that it’s morally wrong to circumcise babies, because they can’t give consent. Being circumcised yourself, what would you say to those people? (I’m a Jew too. Holla!)
Avi: I’m Jewish, so it’s required. But I don’t judge people by their foreskin.
Matan: It’s important for everyone to be able to make their own decisions, but this is a matter of health, not religion. I think it’s ok.
TS: How many clients would you be able to see in one day?
Avi: No more than two. I don’t want to feel like a fuck machine, and clients would see that I’m overworked if I’ve had too many in one day.
Matan: For my sanity, I limit myself to two.
TS: Does your family know about your sex work?
Matan: I don’t know if they know or not. I think they do, actually. But no one’s going to talk about it, you know?
TS: What skills does it take to be an escort? Do you need to have a special talent for detachment during sex?
Avi: A good escort should be very conversational and smart. You’re meeting a person one on one and you need to give your client 100%. A good escort is also discreet, charming, and being beautiful is also helpful. I clear my mind before I have a meeting with a client. If you’re worried or having a bad day, a client will see that. You’re giving them an hour to enjoy you and what you have to offer, so you have to give them your best.
Matan: I think one needs to make the other guy comfortable. Don’t think about making mistakes, because a client understands. Just be sensitive and unselfish. You need to be professional and always leave the person happy.
TS: Can I get a discount?
Avi: Well, since you asked.
Matan: Yes, especially if this turns out to be a great article. Call me!
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