‘Im­plants and cars paid for’

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Brooke West says she has re­ceived gifts worth a to­tal of $30,000 from mul­ti­ple sugar dad­dies.

“I have been given the lat­est iPhone, a MacBook Pro, re­turn flights and ac­com­mo­da­tion to other coun­tries and my French Bull­dog.”

The 26-year-old works part time as a strip­per and dancer, and meets her sugar dad­dies through her work in strip clubs.

“Sugar ba­bies have reg­u­lar in­come streams on their terms, with flex­i­ble hours and bonus gifts and ex­pe­ri­ences . . . the ques­tion isn’t ‘Why do I?’ but in­stead ‘Why aren’t you?’”

But she says her re­la­tion­ships do not in­volve sex and are mainly about com­pan­ion­ship. Some are will­ing to pay hun­dreds of dol­lars just to have lunch with her, West says, and many of her work­mates have sugar dad­dies too.

“As a dancer, I’ve had nu­mer­ous reg­u­lars that gave me things rang­ing from book­ings ev­ery few weeks to gifts like per­fumes, shoes, jew­ellery and cash,” she says.

“I’ve known of cars and breast im­plants be­ing paid for.”

She says most of her sugar dad­dies are men in their 40s.

“I guess for them, they like be­ing the white knight help­ing a dam­sel in need.

“There’s a huge mis­con­cep­tion that sugar dad­dies are de­crepit 80-year-olds with an oxy­gen tank or skin con­di­tion in tow, it’s just not true.

“In the age of dick pics and the on­line equiv­a­lent of cat call­ing, hav­ing a man that could ac­tu­ally hold a con­ver­sa­tion, that gen­uinely just wanted to help me achieve or ob­tain cer­tain things and was in a po­si­tion to do so feels pretty good,” West says.

West thinks love-for-money on­line sites how­ever are be­ing “hi­jacked by in­ex­pe­ri­enced girls with no clue” and sugar ba­bies who may not know how to man­age guys who “just want to hook up”.

“There are men that can be­come con­trol­ling, cre­at­ing a toxic sit­u­a­tion if you don’t know what you’re do­ing and how you man­age that.”

Brooke West has mul­ti­ple sugar dad­dies.

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