Before I begin: Please note that in this article I am not talking about Instagram influencers (as in people who are paid to promote certain products or destinations on their Instagram pages). I am talking about the people who do not take on any brand deals or legit modelling gigs but yet still seem to live the life of an influencer. It should also be noted that this article is not for the faint of heart and is not suitable for anybody under the age of 18! Okay? So let’s begin.
Have you ever looked at an ‘Instagram model’ and wondered how she affords to travel the world constantly without seeming to have a job or any actual modelling work? Have you ever looked at these 10/10 girls and wondered how they are able to spend their time in private jets and sunning themselves on super yachts without ever taking on paid promotions or creating any content that requires an actual skill?
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED why, in these girls’ bios, there is often an email address for ‘booking inquiries’ despite the fact that these people are not actual influencers or models. These girls do not work with tourism boards or promote fancy hotels. They STAY in fancy hotels, sure, but they are not being paid to promote them.
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT THE F IS GOING ON WITH THAT?
Well, dear readers, I am here to tell you that if you see a drop dead gorgeous girl with 100k followers on Instagram drinking cocktails in Dubai, there is a very high probability that she is being pooped on by a rich Arab.
Instagram Models Exposed
Allow me to explain.
Sex work is not new. Since the dawn of time, women and men have been using their bodies to make bank. It is no great surprise to me that hot young women are capitalising on what God gave them in order to travel the world and make 5 figures a night.
In my opinion, if a woman chooses to work in the sex industry then more power to her. The sex industry is perhaps the ONLY industry where women make more money than men (a lot more), where there are no entry requirements, and where a woman can set her own hours, rates and choose what services she does and does not provide. Seriously, if you wanna be a sex worker then YOU DO YOU GIRL. (I actually wrote more about this topic in my article about cam girls, just in case you’re interested.)
It is also of no great surprise to me that sex work has shifted into the digital age. Digitalising sex work allows women to be safer (for example escort websites allow the sex worker to ‘vet’ the clients online before a meeting), and also allows them to do sex work from within the comforts of their own home (for example webcam modelling or adult phone lines).
Something ELSE that is of no great surprise to me is that sexually repressed cultures have some seriously messed up citizens. Seriously, if you want to create a whole society of perverts then make human sexuality taboo and you will be amazed how creative people can get. This may not be politically correct but it is true, don’t come for me.
With these three things in mind, you would think that what I am about to tell you came as no great surprise to me.
However, JUST WHEN I THOUGHT DUBAI COULD NOT GET ANY WORSE, it outdid itself.
Not being content with luring foreign workers to the UAE under false pretences of swanky apartments and great salaries before forcing them to work as slaves, Dubai has decided that actually, forced labour is so last year.
The ‘in thing’ in Dubai is a phenomenon that has come to be known as the Dubai Porta Potty.
So, I’m sure you’re wondering, exactly what is a Dubai Porta Potty?
Well ladies and gents, Dubai has decided that what is WAY MORE FUN than gross human rights abuses and modern slavery is paying Instagram models to let you do horrible horrible things to them, and I’m not just talking about a little 50 Shades action here. No. In the Persian Gulf, things get reeeeeeal weird.
So, how does this all work?
Well, If you’re a rich Arab in the UAE (or perhaps a Saudi Royal) and you want to see just how low women from the West will sink in order to make a few bucks, it’s really very simple. You browse Instagram for the hottest girl you can find and then invite her to Dubai for a 30,000 USD paid holiday that she can post about to all of her adoring followers. And what does she have to do in return?
Well, the choice is yours.
Do you want to take a tonne of laxatives and take a dump on her chest? Do you wanna see just how happy she can make your 2 million dollar camel? Maybe you want her to put A LIVE SALMON IN YOUR ASS.
Well worry thee not, because in Dubai, anything is possible.
You don’t have to take my word for it. A few years ago a website named TagTheSponsor decided to expose Instagram models, and it didn’t take long for it to be inundated with screenshots of these girls agreeing to do all sorts of lurid acts for $. Tag The Sponsor features images and videos of hot young girls agreeing to do everything from pleasure camels to ‘have sex with’ (ie rape) 11 year old boys who ‘need to become men.’
The way that this all works is that the rich Emirate/Saudi/whoever will browse Instagram looking for a girl that takes his fancy. He will then send a direct message or email to the girl asking if she wants to go to Dubai for an all expenses paid trip. Usually the girls know the drill and they immediately begin talking numbers. The guy will offer around 5k for ‘normal’ sex, but then very quickly will start talking about how he will pay big money if she will indulge his fetishes. The fetishes are listed, the girl agrees (usually on video, as proof that she is consenting, which is a murky issue that we will cover later), and she also agrees to sign an NDA.
The girl is then flown out to the UAE and that’s where the magic happens. In addition to doing whatever humiliating acts the man wants her to do, she will make sure to get a few snaps of herself on his yacht or in his jet and she will post the pictures to Instagram to flex her lavish lifestyle.
Of course, seeing pictures of a hot girl sipping Champage in a private jet is a perfectly innocent image to most people, but to those in the know, these pictures are a marketing ploy. The girls will list their locations as ‘London/Dubai,’ include an email address for ‘booking inquiries’ in their profile, and feature countless images of themselves living it up in Dubai, (images that mysteriously never feature other people, especially men).
Once you know the signs, it is very easy to spot a girl who is involved, especially when you take a peek at who they are following and the people who comment on their photos (hint – it’s usually wealthy Emirates).
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that this is all a hoax, and that just because these girls SAY they will do these things, there is no proof that they have actually done them. It is indeed true that many of the people sending screenshots to Tag The Sponsor are actually just regular guys pretending to be rich Sheikhs in order to lead the girl into saying some incriminating things.
(Also, fun fact – I have been contacted on numerous occasions on Instagram and Twitter by rich men from the UAE asking if I want to be flown out there and ‘party’ with them for $30,000. At the time I figured it was sex work related but I had no idea of the true depravity that goes down on these trips – oh how I am glad I never responded!)
Anyway, in response to those that see all of this as a hoax, let me insert a quote from an anonymous Instagram model who decided to tell Atlanta Celebrity News* about her experiences with Saudi Royals.
‘I’ve literally been pissed on and shitted on so many times I just don’t understand why they like it (after the third time you get shit on you get used to it). I’ve had to have sex with a German Shepard dog in front of [Saudi Royalty]. I’ve got paid to eat shit. I’ve got paid to get beat up. I even had to stick a live salmon in some 65 year old man’s ass. I’ve had sex with 14 year old boys to make them men. I’ve smeared my face with their shit. So to all of you ladies that are going to bash me, I’m 24 years old and have 1 million dollars liquid in my bank account. I’m now retired and can have normal sex with whoever I want.’
There is a lot to unpack here so let’s break this down a little.
There are people in this world who have a lot more money than 1 million dollars and they AREN’T having sex with German Shepherds.
First off, do you realise how many people have MILLIONS AND MILLIONS (lol unintentional Trump quote my bad) of dollars in their bank accounts that DIDN’T have to smear some Saudi Royal’s shit on their faces?!
Do you understand that if you are not business minded, 1 million dollars can disappear LIKE THAT?? I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this chick will be broke when she’s 30. She will continue living the high life, vacationing in the UAE and blowing $30,000 a night on hotel rooms, and before she knows it, she will be broke once more.
Rape is wrong
For some reason, this woman thinks that anybody who disagrees with her lifestyle is just a person that wants to ‘bash’ her because they are jealous. Well, I am here to say that I am not some lady that wants to ‘bash’ you because I’m jealous. If you wanna screw your way to a million bucks then YOU DO YOU and get that money.
If your ‘job’ involves beastiality and child rape then I’m afraid you can’t be on your high horse (oh god, excuse the pun).
I am honestly fine with the idea that women are allowing rich dudes to defecate on them. If you’re okay with it then so am I. Kink shaming is not my bag, and just because I PERSONALLY don’t want a dude shitting on my face, I really couldn’t care less if you want to accept money for that. I mean, it’s a dirty job and all but someone’s gotta do it I guess, lol.
However, when you bring camels, dogs and children to the table then this is where you lose the right to defend your actions. A dog cannot consent to sex. A child cannot consent to sex. I don’t care if some dude is paying you to do these things. The bottom line is that you are raping children and animals, and that is not okay in any country, culture or universe.
If someone wanted to pay you to kill somebody, would you do it? This may sound like an extreme example but I am using it to illustrate the fact that just because you are being PAID to do something does not make it legitimate and it does not absolve you from responsibility.
Working as a Dubai Porta Potty is not safe
Sex work is one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet. Even high class escorts working with agencies often become victims of violence, rape and murder. Even ONLINE sex work is not without its risks. Countless webcam girls have been doxxed, stalked and harassed because the bottom line is that the biggest threat to a woman’s safety is a man (sorry but it’s true) and women in the sex industry are incredibly vulnerable to danger.
So then, if even webcam girls and high class escorts are in danger, what about girls flying thousands of miles away (to countries with shocking human rights abuses), signing NDAs and being locked in rooms with ROYALTY?
Do you honestly believe that if these dudes were not happy for some reason, or felt as though they were going to be exposed, that they would actually hesitate in making these women disappear? Please do not underestimate just what these men will do to protect themselves.
What’s more, do you seriously think that these girls are able to go to the police if they get into trouble on any of these trips?
Of course not!
Women in Dubai can GO TO PRISON IF THEY ARE RAPED because sex outside of marriage is illegal.
How do you think it would go if a woman being paid for sex alleged that a Emirate billionaire had raped her?
How do you think it would go if a woman who MADE A VIDEO CONSENTING TO BEING PAID TO HAVE SEX WITH CHILDREN AND ANIMALS then alleges she was raped?
It wouldn’t go well. It wouldn’t go well at all.
I am not exaggerating when I say that these women are putting their lives on the line for a few thousand bucks and some nice designer handbags.
I am not exaggerating when I say that these women are committing horrendous crimes for the sake of a trip to Dubai.
This is not me bashing women or sex workers.
This is not me being antifeminist.
This is me standing up for what is right, and speaking out against what is wrong.
It is wrong of these men to do these things to women, but it is also wrong of these women to do what they are doing. They are not just putting themselves at risk, but they are harming others in the process, and I simply cannot sit back and say ‘her body her choice!’ or ‘sex work is work!’ when talking about this particular phenomenon.
If I could say anything to the women who are doing this, it would be this – think about what you are doing. Have a long, hard think about the things that you are doing for money and ask yourself whether this is just sex work, or whether it is something darker, something more dangerous, and something that you can justify when you go to bed at night.
And, that’s the end folks. I couldn’t think of a fitting conclusion for this (believe it or not, this topic isn’t something I’m used to writing about), and all that my immature mind can come up with is camel puns (I mean, do you think these girls will get the hump with me if they read this article?).
So, terrible jokes aside, I’m just going to leave you with the Tag The Sponsor website and allow to you go down the bizarre rabbit hole that is the Dubai Porta Potties.
Have at it.
Click here to be directed to Tag The Sponsor.
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Books You Might Enjoy!
Although there isn’t a whole lot of other information about Dubai porta potties specifically out there, there are definitely a lot of books that you might find interesting if you want to know more about life in the Middle East, the treatment of women in the Middle East, how it is to live as an expat in the Emirates or Saudi Arabia, and much more!
Just click the links below to be taken to the Amazon pages where you can learn more about the books I found!
Burqalicious – The Dubai Diaries – A True Story of Sun, Sand, Sex and Secrecy
Dubai High: A Culture Trip
Maid in Dubai
Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution
The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World
Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World
Remaking Women: Feminism and Modernity in the Middle East
A Year Under Sharia Law: Memoir of an American Couple Living and Working in Saudi Arabia
Inside the Kingdom
*Since I began my research for this article, the Atlanta Celebrity News website has deleted the original article. However, the quote remains on several other websites, I just no longer have access to the original source.