Meet the real-life Christian Grey who gives money to students in return for sex
A man from London, who compares himself to 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' protagonist Christian Grey, has come forward to explain why he ritualistically enters into "mutually beneficial contracts" with students.
Dexter Koh, a businessman from Shoreditch in east London, boasts a six-figure salary and a penchant for providing the women he dates with the finest things in life in return for sex.
The 30-year-old, who runs a PR company, has been finding female students on a "sugar daddy" dating website since he was 28.
Koh sees similarities between himself and Grey, the protagonist of the Fifty series which details the S and M relationship between Christian Grey and student Anastasia Steele.
He admits he enjoys the comparisons with Grey - also a successful businessman who insists upon having contracts with the women he dates.
"Half the women in the world are infatuated with Christian Grey," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
"Yes, he has his dark side, but what single guy in his thirties wouldn't want beautiful young students throwing themselves at him?" he said.
According to a spokesman for the site, the contracts between him and the girls states that "they give him sex and show him a good time, and he lavishes them with riches".
One of the first students Koh dated on the site was Melissa, a 21-year-old studying languages at Oxford University.
"We hit it off straight away by email and quickly arranged to meet at a pub in Woodstock near Oxford," he said.
"She was blonde, tall, sophisticated and very well-read and travelled - she was everything I look for in a woman. We entered into a mutually beneficial arrangement.
"I was paying her around 1,000 pounds a month - sometimes more depending on how often we'd see each other.
"We'd go away for weekends -Paris, Berlin, Milan. We'd stay somewhere nice, have great sex and just enjoy each other's company. At some point we'd always go shopping and I'd treat her - shoes, dresses, you name it. The best designer labels.
"The sex was fantastic. The Fifty Shades of Grey books are pretty dark. We'd indulge in a bit of role play but nothing as sinister as Christian and Ana and #65533; we'd just have fun," he said.
Koh said the arrangement worked for both of them.
"Melissa got help with her student fees and I'd got a beautiful young girlfriend," he said.
"I treated her in just the same way as I would if we had met in the bar - but this way you can establish that arrangement a little quicker than you would ordinarily. You are both aware of what is expected of you right from the beginning.
"Neither of us wanted anything heavy - and we parted amicably after a couple of months," he added.