#LikeAMother Vin Armani, star of Showtime’s Gigolos, on moms and sexuality, and what successful women want in bed


Vin Armani is the star of Gigolos, the Showtime hit reality drama about male escorts. In other words: Vin Armani is America’s No. 1 most known gigolo.

The male escort profession elicits giggles upon first mention, but here is something I have come to know about Vin after working with him over a few years: He’s super-smart, extremely insightful about gender relations, and what women really want from a man — including in bed. Plus, Vin really, genuinely likes women. In fact, that his how he explains his professional success: He has a keen knack for understanding what every single woman wants and needs — and what it takes to seduce her. I find him to be a delight to speak with. Probably because I’ma  woman and he knows what I want (eek, I feel so vulnerable!).

In this episode, Vin shares with me exactly what happens on a client date, including what he drinks, the cologne he wears, what successful women REALLY want in bed, and why 45 is the magic number for women coming into their sexualities. Oh — and we have a big chat about why motherhood is ripe with sexual power.

And we tackle another of my favorite topics: Entrepreneurship, and Vin’s new Las Vegas art gallery, and his premium vodka label, Bebi, which he generously gifted me, inscribed in gold with my name and blog:

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Emma Johnson is a veteran money writer, noted blogger, bestselling author and an host of the award-winning podcast, Like a Mother with Emma Johnson. A former Associated Press Financial Wire reporter and MSN Money columnist, Emma has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Glamour, Oprah.com, REAL SIMPLE, Parenting, USA Today and others.

The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children (Penguin, 2017), was a #1 bestseller and was featured in hundreds of media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox & Friends, Oprah.com and the New York Post, which named it to its ‘Must Read” list.

Her popular blog Wealthysinglemommy.com, and podcast Like a Mother, explore issues facing professional single moms: business and career, money, sex, relationships and parenting. Emma regularly comments on these topics for outlets such as CNN, Headline News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox & Friends, CNBC, NPR, TIME, MONEY, O, The Oprah Magazine, Woman’s Day, The Doctors, and many more. She was named Parents magazine’s “Best of the Web,” one of “20 Personal Finance Influencers to Follow on Twitter” by AOL DailyFinance, “Top 15 Personal Finance Podcasts” by U.S. News, and “Most Eligible New Yorkers” by New York Observer.

A popular speaker on gender equality, Emma presented at the United Nations Summit for Gender Equality.

Emma grew up in Sycamore, Ill., and lives in New York City with her children.

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