Abby doesn't consider dating sugar daddies prostitution because she sleeps only with men she's attracted to."With the men besides Michael and one other guy, there was a blatant up-front sexual expectation, and the irony is that Michael and the other guy are the only men I've slept with," she says.
"These guys are buying my companionship, not just sex. And when I feel a connection, why not get intimate I'm not a prostitute.
I don't sleep with anyone I'm not attracted to, so it's more like a relationship." If being a sugar baby isn't prostitution, the two unquestionably overlap in the sexual-politics Venn diagram.
"I just thought, 'Maybe I'll get to go somewhere fabulous or on a few fancy dates.'" Soon, Abby was inundated with messages from men.
Before getting serious with Michael, she met up with six sugar daddies one 40 years her senior and although she dismissed two right away, she continued relationships with the others.
Other than the pushy Beverly Hills guy, she's had three arrangements through the site and gotten intimate with two of the men.
One man who pays for her time is married, and although he wants dirty photos and Skype sessions, they've never gotten physical because he considers that cheating.
These young women may act with bravado, but they often feel shame.
The power inequality mostly benefits the daddy," she says, "leaving the baby as powerless and dependent as her namesake."Brandon Wade, the 43-year-old CEO of Seeking Arrangement, sees a wider gulf between sugar babies and prostitutes.
In addition to giving her cash for school, they also pay for designer purses and shoes, new outfits, 0 hair extensions every other month, tanning sessions, and her phone bill.