‘Sugar Daddy’ business thrives



Posted by Ed 12 days ago
In March, the University of North Carolina student newspaper profiled “Anna,” an anonymous student who earned $12,000 a month from three sugar daddies. Every sugar baby interviewed by the paper said they regularly engage in sexual conduct with their sugar daddies, some being flown to New York to do so.

“Anna and many other sugar babies said sex is expected by a majority of men on the site,” according to the Daily Tar Heel article.

According to a poll conducted in England in 2017, one in three college students is willing to trade sexual favors for help paying for college. The poll found that 59 percent of students were either “a bit,” “mildly,” or “very” interested in becoming a sugar baby.

But according to SeekingArrangement, the Trump administration and the ones before it are all but forcing students into sex work.

“Over the past three administrations, the overall cost of attending college has more than doubled,” said Brandon Wade, the company’s founder, in a statement.

“Students are tired of hearing politicians campaign on the importance of education, job growth, and opportunity-just to leave promises on the convention floor,” he said.



Ed 12 days ago

514 University of North Carolina students are on SeekingArrangement. Who's behind the number?

 Anna is one of 60.5 percent of political science degree-holders from UNC with a job six months after graduation — she makes $144,000 annually.


Anna is a sugar baby on SeekingArrangement.

Anna, as she’s known on the site, wanted to be a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C. She thought she would be a sugar baby until she found internships, but said this career was something she “fell in love with” throughout her college and post-grad years.

College students in the U.S. make up over 12.5 percent of the sugar babies on the site. Although gender is unspecified in the data released by SeekingArrangement in 2019, the site claims 514 UNC students were using its services. UNC was named the 18th fastest growing campus for sugar baby enrollment, with 142 new members in 2018.

While at UNC, Anna was a Carolina Covenant scholar, which promises a graduation free of student loans through grants, scholarships and work-study jobs. Hailing from a low-income background is a necessity to be a Carolina Covenant scholar, but expenses piled on top of tuition, and Anna found herself relying on the “allowance” from sugar daddies.


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