South Australian Style Magazine : South Australian Style 27 Spring
southaustralianstyle.com 97 / investigate #pampermeplease / I f you’re looking for a juicy story on some secret S&M society, or like the idea of kinky sex slaves who kiss your feet and your you- know-what, sorry, this is not that kind of story. But we’ll start somewhere scandalous. Let’s talk bachelorette parties! For this piece I actually googled, ‘Why do we have strippers at bachelorette parties?’. The top results were, ‘What really goes down at a bachelorette party’, ‘Confessions of a stripper’ ‘Bachelorette party ethics: how far is too far?’ and ‘How to throw a bachelorette party that doesn’t suck.’ So basically, we have no idea. Somehow, having a hot sweaty man grinding up and down on us, making us lick his finger and rub various kinds of penis-shaped fruits, is our idea of the perfect send off before our wedding. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve all been there and had a good laugh... or two. But do we actually love the experience or do we just love the idea of a little male attention? What if we could be made to feel extra special and empowered in a much less physical way? What if we were praised with words instead of being lifted up and dry humped on a chair? We spoke with two ladies from the US, Josephine Wai Lin and Dalal Khajah, who had those very same thoughts while they were helping plan their friend’s bachelorette party. In 2014, the ladies came to the consensus that as far as the night’s entertainment goes, strippers were out of the question. They describe their reasoning as PTSD or ‘Post Traumatic Stripper Disorder’. “We’ve all suffered from it at some point or another, with the awkward photos and horror-filled anecdotes to prove it. That’s when we realised male strippers are hand-me-down fantasies from men,” the co-founders explain. “We asked ourselves, ‘What do women really want?’ and the answer to that was: ManServants - chivalrous gentlemen at our non-sexual service, with the assured promise of keeping their tuxedos on.” A man, but better. That’s how the ladies describe their product on their US-based manservants.co website. What started as a joke, soon turned into a highly successful business for Josephine and Dalal. So let’s rip off the sheets and expose this very different kind of male-order service, with the ladies who founded this sensational idea. What does it take to be a ManServant? We’ve searched far and wide to find the most interesting, debonair group of gentlemen, here to show the world how to treat women right. The qualities we look for in a ManServant are charm, wit, showmanship, emotional intelligence, feminism, and to be easy on the eyes, of course. Agoodmanishardtofind-it’s more difficult to become a ManServant than it is to get into Ivy Leagues. All ManServants then undergo a 3-step interview process, which includes a female led training program on the ManServant Code of Chivalry and Lady Psychology, and FCRA compliant background checks. When might one need a ManServant? We create experiences featuring hot, adoring gentlemen and there’s always a good reason to have a ManServant around. We serve private parties, which includes bachelorettes, birthdays, and gatherings. There’s nothing like handsome gentlemen to woo an audience so we offer our services for red carpets, premieres, brand partnerships and experiential marketing. What are the common requests of a ManServant? All ManServants are part party entertainers, part doting butlers—they’ll entertain, pamper and anticipate your every need— all with his tuxedo on. The most common special requests include getting the party started, pouring drinks, serving compliments, reenacting a scene from a romantic comedy, serenades and poetry readings. What do you say to people who feel as though this service is objectifying men? ManServants aren’t about what men think women want, or about women acting like men and objectifying men—it’s about the fantasy of finally getting the royal treatment. It’s about adoration, not domination. ManServants are not her objects—they are her subjects—intent on pleasing their queen. We believe everyone should feel like a queen for a day, and women should be able to get what they truly want, not just the only option available to them. Is there anything sexual about this service? We believe it’s the absence of sex that attracts our clients to our service. We always say we have the largest database of women’s non-sexual fantasies because we ask our clients what they want, and that answer rarely includes anything sexual. Why do you feel as though women and society need a service like this? Women have evolved but their entertainment options haven’t. There’s a new breed of woman, we call her the Boss Lady and it’s her turn. What Do Women Really Want? One of life’s age old questions. We asked around and gathered a few ideas on what women really need from the opposite sex. “A man who appreciates a woman.” – Debbie, 42 “Girls love a guy with a sense of humour. If you can make me laugh for the rest of our lives, I’m happy!” – Tash, 31 “My friends and family need to love him too. They are so important to me so their tick of approval is a definite win in my books.” – Jen, 27 “Women like being envied. If your boyfriend spoils you more than others, then you truly feel like the luckiest girl in the world.” – Chloe, 26 “A man who knows what he wants, who is ambitious and motivated. That’s definitely sexy!” – Pip, 33 “A good listener, even if they are only pretending to care at times. Communication is really important.” – Renee, 36 the manservant code of chivalry Rule No. 1 A Manservant always responds with “as you wish” Rule No. 2 A Manservant shall address clientele as “My Lady” Rule No. 3 A Manservant must rise to his feet whenever a lady enters the room Rule No. 4 A Manservant keeps his penis in his pants and out of the lady’s face Rule No. 5 A Manservant knows it’s never out of style to lay his coat on the ground for a lady Rule No. 6 A Manservant shall hold a purse at her request, no matter how small, heavy, or sequined Rule No. 7 A Manservant shall act as a human shield against all douchebags Rule No. 8 A Manservant must always offer a lady, or her pet, a seat Rule No. 9 The lady never opens her own door. A Manservant shall always remain two steps ahead Rule No. 10 A Manservant shall treat the lady with utmost respect and adoration Rule No. 11 A Manservant must ensure the lady rides home safely, whether a taxi, horse and carriage, or piggy back Rule No. 12 The rules to being a Manservant: the lady always makes the rules Hmm... who’s going to be the first to start a business like this in little ol’ Adelaide?
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