Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses - Study Guide The Gigolo Summary & Analysis

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A summary of the history of kept men in various cultures begins as far back as recorded history. Aristocratic ladies have often kept lovers in addition to the husbands of their arranged marriages, just as men have often had mistresses for similar reasons. Today, expert lovers are available for hire in most modern countries around the world. According to Allende's friend, Dr. Miki Shima, modern male prostitutes from his country memorize large portions of erotic manuals in order to have a variety of sexual positions to choose from. They are typically fit, healthy, and attractive, because they do not have to engage in hard labor and appearance is critical to their success in the profession.

Dr. Shima reminded Allende of the importance of diet for keeping in shape, and then shared with her a recipe for Aphrodisiac Soup of Acupuncture Master, which he had received...

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