"Not every person fits categorically into the binary male/female system. As with everything in life, exceptions prevail. There are those who identify as both male and female, exclusive of our boxed in cultural system, rendering both genders applicably inadequate." Meeshee, Publisher Geisha Diaries
Recently, Geisha Diaries had the immense pleasure of engaging in conversation with Rachel Smithe. Rachel’s genteel and refined demeanor illuminated instantly as a woman who is grounded and has clearly defined her lot in life. Rachel is an exclusive and highly regarded international courtesan who appeals to male clientele seeking the company of an ultra feminine woman generously blessed with the endowment of a man.
On the surface, the majority of her clientele lead heterosexual lifestyles
Some are politicians walking on the BDSM side while others seek a hard core experience, only to be softened with sensual kissing, realizing that it wasn’t hard core they were seeking, after all. Others represent upper middle class gentlemen entrusting their sexual exploration with Rachel while some are on a fixed income saving up their tax refunds to travel cross country to see her.
Rachel distinguishes between her American and European clients as well. She describes the bulk of her American clients as interested in one-hour sessions while many of her European clients are more interested in longer, three- to five-hour sessions. Her Greek clients display a more worldly attitude, inherently understanding that hers is a business and respecting her time as a professional.
Beneath the surface for many of these men is a compelling need to understand a burning desire for gratification that is considered taboo
Or a break from the monotony and dissatisfaction of a lifestyle burdened with stress or a sexless relationship. Though some may consider themselves bisexual, many are straight and come to realize through their experience with Rachel that it is simply a different flavor of experience that they seek. They are not freaks. They are drawn to Rachel because she represents the ultimate embodiment of pure femininity blessed with a fully operational penis. She portrays a fantasy to these men whether as an intimate GFE, a confidante, a healer or a sensual domina.
Rachel is quite content living her life full time as a woman in every aspect of the word while retaining her original gender as a man
Her life has been a journey and one that she continues to live to the fullest, traveling and touring frequently, internationally, with her beloved little dog, Beauregard. Since the age of four, she has experienced a recurring vision of a woman sitting in a chair all alone, surrounded by rice paper walls amongst a scurry of household activity, waiting to be summoned. Rachel feels that this woman was her.
She exhibits Buddhist tendencies
She grew up on a farm in Virginia where her father worked for the government. They had a huge garden. She didn’t eat much meat, always asking for Asian food at restaurants. Perhaps this could explain why her tastes in clothing, furniture and cuisine show a flare for the Orient. As a small child, she didn’t want her father to cut the grass because grass blades have feelings. She told her father that she didn’t want to go hunting with him anymore because she didn’t feel right about the animals dying. She is a vegetarian and as a Capricorn, is a very sensitive person.
Rachel spent her childhood playing cello and base fiddle and sang classical music in churches, mosques and synagogues. She now attends a non denominational church with more focus on a spiritual than religious path. Her mind is open to accepting different beliefs and this approach is translated in how she interacts with clients.
When Rachel is not busy touring as an international courtesan, she manages and operates her day spa which offers massage and body treatment. While she is not a CMT, her knowledge is vast and extensive as she attends all classes for facials, laser, massage and body treatments with her staff.
As the #1 TS provider in Chicago, Rachel’s secret to success lies in having no fear of revealing herself and expressing her humanity as a provider
She feels genuine empathy for her clients and is always eager to build relationships with them. To operate a business with a revolving door would be out of character for Rachel. Her personality is very intimate and she doesn’t take on just any client. As if this comes as any surprise, Rachel’s website is beyond exquisite, exhibiting stunning imagery and a guide to her international touring. Geisha Diaries is truly impressed with the woman whom we’ve come to know as Rachel Smithe.
Written by Meeshee, Publisher for Geisha Diaries