We did this interview over many days around the resort, in the bar, in the parlor. I sat with her outside where the cool girls smoke. People came and went, commenting. Including her awesome customer Fire Bear who spent twelve hours with her. I love Taylor’s honesty. – Tatyana
TaylorRae of the Mustang Ranch
Your name is all one word. Where did you come up with it?
My daughter’s name was supposed to be Taylor, and Rae is my mom’s name. I didn’t want a double name and there was a woman who used to work here named Taylor, so I didn’t want people to get confused.
What’s your favorite thing about this job?
I get to have a lot of interesting sex with a lot of interesting people without emotional attachment.
What’s your least favorite thing about this job?
Being away from my family for so long.
How does your husband feel about this?
He considers it just another form of employment. We talk on the phone every day and debrief. He doesn’t get jealous. When I have a good party, he says he just has to work harder when I get home.
Also, he knows what to say to me when I’m starting to lose it. If he hears a certain tone in my voice he’ll say, “Have you eaten yet today?” Food pushes down my bitch button.
I think my husband came around to this because we had invited another couple into our sex life and when he saw me with another man he realized he wasn’t jealous. He knows I’m coming home to him and sleeping next to him.
I lost my virginity to a boy named Chris and I married a Chris. My first and my last had the same name.
Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be?
My lockbox. Which contains all four ultrasounds. The very first photo my husband and I ever took together when we first met and a drawing he made me with a letter on the back.
How did you meet Chris?
Drug court. He was there for drugs. I was there for modification of my probation.
Did you see him across the room?
He saw me in group session. I dressed to get attention back then. The first time I noticed him was May 6, 2006. I said, “You’re kind of cute, can I take you home?” He smiled, and I was done.
I gave him head the first time I went to his house, and he fell in love. It took me a few moths but I didn’t admit it for a long time because admitting to someone that they meant that much to me gave them the power to hurt me. I didn’t even really start to feel comfortable enough to show him how much I cared until we had been together seven years right before we got married.
The relationship has been phenomenally good for me as far as opening me up emotionally. It took me ten years to tell him my whole life story. We talked for eleven hours. We can talk now without me throwing things.
What do you think the difference is between a sex worker who shares her money with her husband and a sex worker who has a pimp?
My husband and I have an agreement. I make the money and he takes care of the kids. There’s no coercion there.
How long have you been married?
Three years. But we’ve been together ten.
Why did you get married?
We realized there was nobody else out there who would tolerate us. For our wedding vows, I looked at him and said: “I will love you until the end of time because there’s nobody else who will put up with my bullshit.”
What do you think pimps are for?
Fuck I don’t know. I’ve never had one.
Why do you think women get involved with pimps?
Daddy issues. The sense of security and stability. Codependency.
Did you go to college?
I went to school for criminal justice. Some deputies I know told me I would be good at it, but I couldn’t pass the mental evaluation to get into the academy.
I did sixty-four days in the county jail here because I unknowingly cashed a forged check. A kid was renting a room from me and it actually was his grandmother’s check. It looked like the same signature to me. If you go to jail just do your time and don’t give the COs a hard time.
I could still do correction work in the future, and if we move to Texas that’s probably what I’ll end up doing.
Jasmine: You went to jail! That is so scary! What was the food like?
TaylorRae: Breakfast is hot. They used to give you salt and pepper. Idiots decided to throw pepper in a CO’s face so they don’t get pepper anymore. Lunch was cat food sandwich. The next three weeks would be a bologna hotdog lunch. You get four draws a week, and people put money on your books so you can buy food at the commissary.
What was it like around the table when you were a kid?
Aside from holiday meals, I ate alone. Otherwise, I wouldn’t focus on the food and eat because I had an attention disorder. Dad was strict about it.
Mom bounced in and out from the time I was six months to when I was fourteen.
How are you a different parent than she was?
My priority is my children not my relationship. And I’m actually there for my kids.
Do you plan on telling your kids about prostitution?
When my kids are old enough to understand what it really is. My oldest is fifteen. So probably when he loses his virginity… so maybe by the time he’s thirty.
There’s an eleven-year difference between my youngest and oldest. I’ll probably sit them all down at the same time. Not telling them isn’t an option. Right now they think I am a server at a motel, which is not exactly lying.
I’m mostly the disciplinarian. Basically, I lead and Chris follows. Since I’ve been away, he’s taken up my role and realizes parenting is actually a full-time job. He missed their early life working upwards of four jobs so he’s really happy now that he gets to be with them.
Our daughter is four and she argues like an adult. Serenity looked me dead in the eye and said, “I’m almost grown up and when I am, I’m going to buy all the gum I want.” She is me in miniature form.
Have you ever ended a party early because the customer behaved badly?
No. But the other night I had a hot tub party, no sex. The negotiation was clear. But when we got back to the room he got pushy. I told him to get his clothes back on and get to stepping.
What’s the strangest request you’ve ever had from a customer?
He wanted me to watch two movies with one of my feet in his mouth and one on his face. He wanted me to wear my socks every day for a week and then send them to him. I can’t wear the same pair of socks every day because I am in a brothel and I have to have clean feet.
Fire Bear: Would you ever put on a mask? Will you put on a dog collar? I own a dog collar.
TR: No, I won’t put on a dog collar. Or a mask. I’m afraid of clowns. I can’t party in the Mardi Gras room.
Do you ever get grossed out during parties?
TR: Large amounts of alcohol and breathing in my face.
Do you remember your first party?
TR: Yes. He tried to eat my face. I guess I have a small mouth. It was a GFE so he wanted to kiss. Gross.
Do you ever get nervous before a party?
TR: Depends on if I’ve been drinking. Alcohol is my personality magnifier. Last night, I walked out here in my wrap and flip-flops to get a glass of ice water before bed and it was so busy I walked back to my room with another client. My shit is sore today.
Fire Bear: Aren’t you guys machines, though? Can’t you do it all day?
TR: No, I can’t do it all day. I like the way my vajayjay looks and I want to keep it that way. I’m getting liquid latex and have them cover the inside of my vajayjay with it, so everything stays in place.
Fire Bear: That would be like putting a latex sock in your vagina. Would you still have to use condoms?
How did you two meet?
Fire Bear: I picked up a hitchhiker who was standing outside the church in the town where I live. He was going to Reno, which was several hours away. I thought, what the hell and drove him all the way to Sparks. I was so exhausted, I got a room at Circus Circus and slept a few hours. I needed to go home because I had to take my dog for a walk.
TR: He had never left her alone over-night before.
FB: But I had been researching the Mustang for years. I’ve seen JR Carrington movies so I’ve known about her for a long time.
Anyway, I stopped in. Mostly to get a feel for how much things cost. I took a tour with a woman who made it clear she wasn’t interested in me. She was aloof. I wasn’t into her.
She asked if I wanted to negotiate, and I didn’t know what she meant.
She took me back to the bar, Taylor came up to me, and the rest was history. I don’t want anyone else. She’s freaking amazing. We had a short party that day. Then I came back three days later and spent the night with her. I’ve been back to see her four times now.
Taylor, Do you ever get nervous before approaching a man in the bar?
TR: Yes. Because unless he knows about hunting, fishing, cars, trucks, machines, motorcycles, unless he’s a cowboy, redneck, Shinglebilly (a hillbilly from Shingletown, California), salt of the earth, blue collar man – I don’t know what to talk to him about.
Fire Bear: In Shingletown, the vet rides his horse to the voting station.
What did you do for work before?
TR: Bartending. I don’t dance. I’m that white.
Fire Bear: You can Elaine dance.
TR: Rain dance? He can remember that I’m part native but not that I have a Facebook page. I loved bartending.
FB: The customer is always right and the bartender decides who’s a customer.
Why did you decide to try this line of work?
TR: The convenience of getting quick cash. I also needed to keep a roof over our head after my husband and I both lost our jobs three days apart. I don’t plan on doing this all the time. I can’t be locked down this long. It gets to my head. He’s going to go back to work now that we can afford a nanny.
I came to the Mustang looking for a bartending or chef position. My husband came with me and we sat at the bar. Instead, they presented the option of being a working girl. My husband and I talked about it the whole drive home, then got online and researched the industry for sixteen straight hours. We set a time limit of three months and as it got closer to the three months we extended it to a year.
The Mustang didn’t have room at the time so I tried one of the Hof brothels but quit after a month when a place opened up here. I went from basically having a pimp to having a business partner. That’s how I think of Lance — as a business partner.
What do you mean by “pimp”?
TR: If you’re not fucking Dennis, you’re not getting the high dollar clients – unless you get lucky and one walks in the door. Dennis sends clients to the women he’s fucking so there is a lot of incentive to have sex with him. Also, like a pimp, he threatens to sue you if you go work anywhere else. He also threatens to send graphic photos to your family. But my whole family knows what I do so he can’t hurt me in that way.
I don’t do graphic photos anyway. If you want graphic, come see me in person.
How was it telling your parents?
TR: It was fine. My parents understand me. My dad calls weekly to see how I am and to make sure I sound happy. As long as I’m happy and his grandkids are cared for that’s all he needs to know.
My mom is in prison for vehicular manslaughter. She’s done nine of a thirteen-year sentence. She has to do at least eighty percent of her time. The driver died and she was just a passenger. But she was drunk and high, so they blamed her. The hole in the window right in front of the driver’s side says who was driving. She had an idiot for a lawyer.
I’m related to half the prisoners in the Siskiyou County prison and half the guards. That’s how small this town is. I was raised on a cattle ranch around there.
How do you feel about lineups?
TR: I feel like cattle going to auction.
FB: Have you ever accidentally mooed?
TR: I feel like a piece of choice meat. Because that’s what they’re doing. They’re looking at your legs, your body, and they almost never look at your face. I look above their heads at the gift shop area and smile as pretty as I can.
FB: I would never have a lineup. I’d rather have a referral. I need to talk to the woman beforehand.
What advice would you give to women considering doing this work?
TR: Come in with your eyes open and always remember that it’s just a job like anything else so keep it classy.
What do you mean by “classy”?
Don’t be a cunt. Have respect for yourself and the people around you.
What would be something “cunty”?
We’re all doing the same job — but thinking you’re better than everyone else and walking by without being friendly or acknowledging anyone except a few of your friends. Being rude doesn’t make you cool, it just makes you an asshole.
How is prostitution different from what you thought before you started doing this work?
It’s a hell of a lot cleaner than I thought. The facility. But also, knowing that the girls aren’t all damaged drug addicts with missing teeth and so fucked up they’re waiting to get paid so they can get their fix. It isn’t like that. I haven’t met anyone even close to that.
I never met anybody who did this work before I came here. I did it once, though.
What do you mean?
Met a guy at a casino. I told him I gotta make rent and get diapers for my kids so you have to pay me. I felt dirty afterward. I used a condom. But I don’t know. I did what I had to do. I went to the casino that night with five dollars in my pocket hoping to put it in a machine and win. Instead, I bought a pack of cigarettes and sat at the bar and one thing led to another. It was the Sands in Reno. I was living in a motel across the street called The Lido Inn. The kids were with a friend.
What advice would you give to people considering hiring a sex worker?
Relax. It’s just business. And don’t be scared to approach a woman and tell her exactly what you want. If you have fetishes or desires, be honest and ask for it. If she doesn’t do it, she can always find someone who does.
Do you have any fetishes?
I have a thing for ankles. If a woman doesn’t have nice ankles I can’t sleep with her.
Are you into BDSM?
I’m switch. I can be either Dom or Sub. The level I will go to just depends on what kind of trust is there.
Would you ever let somebody tie you up?
No. Not at work. At home is different. I have children so people know they have to untie me if they want anything done around the house.
Do you have any advice for men trying to budget for this since it’s impossible to find out how much it costs before coming here?
TR: I would say, be as generous as you can afford to be.
FB: That was the one thing that no matter how much research I did, I could not figure out. I knew what they charged on Backpage, but I had no idea what to expect from a place like this. I didn’t know that you couldn’t discuss prices anywhere except in the negotiation rooms. I really had no idea what to expect.
She’s given me ambition. I want to make more money so I can see her all the time.
What would you say to a woman who found out her husband saw a sex worker secretly?
TR: What are you not giving him at home? Why do men seek out sex workers in the first place? Because they aren’t getting what they need at home. That’s how I see it. I would tell her to try to be more open-minded about the things sex workers do that she doesn’t. God, I sound like a guy don’t I.
Long time married men don’t get sex in general. But they’re also missing that feeling of risk that you get on a first date. The excitement goes away. Don’t ever stop dating your husband or wife. Because once that happens, it’s no fun anymore. Spice things up. Go to a kink convention or a sex shop – some place where everything you look at makes your face turn red. A lot of married women read romance novels because their marriage is dead in that aspect.
Veronica: Do my pants look see-through to you?
TR: Your pants would look better on my floor.
Veronica: Yes, and your legs would look better around my neck.
Taylor, what, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?
Rape. Child molestation. Sex-trafficking. Pedophilia. Animal abuse. Illegal hunting. I can’t stand poachers.
Is there something that you’ve dreamed of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
Finishing school. I always start things and don’t finish them. I get bored and distracted. I’m interested in both criminal justice and veterinary medicine. This will help pay for exploring both those things.
What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?
My kids are good kids. They don’t think they’re automatically entitled to anything. They know what work is for and how to work. My son is very personable and he might get a sports scholarship. He’s five-foot-seven. If he gets his dad’s height with my stockiness he’s going to be a well-built man.
If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living?
I’d travel. Everybody says that they would travel more. I’ve been everywhere you can go on foot around the United States. I would take my kids and travel to the Appalachian mountains. And we’d go to Florence Italy because there’s a massive library there.
If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone?
My husband and my dad. That they mean more to me than I show. Especially my dad. That I forgive him for a lot. He was strict and violent. But I forgive him.
What’s your schedule and when do you work?
I work days and by appointment.
Call the office for my schedule or check the website.