OK. I spent some amount of time on the (French) web to figure out the situation. Here are my findings :
-Reports, testimonies, articles about women’s sex tourism (Africa and Caraibeans) are numerous. This seems to be relatively common. However there’s a distinct lack of women asking, commenting or advising on sex tourism on message boards and such.
-There are some rare testimonies/posts about gigolos in the sense of living-in boyfriends for wealthy women. All about negative experiences.
-There are women seeking/asking about male escorts. Not that common, but not absurdly rare, either. Even though I didn’t read all the threads in detail, only once did I saw a response to such a query by someone stating she had been with an escort.
-There are men posting to offer their services as male escorts on women-oriented boards. The age range is 20-50. I can’t tell on the basis of such posts if those are wannabes or real experienced escorts.
-I found 5 sites of male escorts for women. All were individual sites. For some reason, 3 of them were based in Brussels. All were well done sites, quite similar to those of female escorts or male escort for men and appeared completely legitimate. All but one mentioned that they didn’t accept male customers. The one who did accepted only women and couples. There were some notable differences with typical female or gay male escort sites :
-Those men were older (30-45)
-Even though they mentioned their appearance/shape and provided pictures, they didn’t devote much space to that. Pictures were mostly of the man dressed and when he wasn’t (or wasn’t much) the pictures were quite tame. None mentioned the size of their penis or anything like that. Nor did they go into details about the kind of “sexual services” they offered (like : “I do this but don’t do that”), the only exception being the guy who accepted couples about what he would do re the man.
-Most of the space was devoted to the “relational” aspect of the encounter. Their attitude towards women, why they did that, how caring they were, how much they loved women, their great personnality, etc…
-There was generally more informations about practicalities (contact, where the meeting could take place, how the escort would organize it, etc…). The handling of the financial aspect of the deal was typically only briefly and tactefully mentioned.
Anecdotically, I found an article interviewing a male escort who happened to be one I had previously checked the site of. The article mentioned their extreme rarity.