For the first time in American history, a man can be legally employed in the world's oldest profession.

Female prostitution has long been allowed in Nevada counties with populations under 400,000, but a rule requiring weekly cervical exams for the sex workers had effectively prohibited any gentlemen of the night from getting in on the state-sanctioned action.

That all changed in December when Jim and Bobbi Davis, a husband and wife who have run the Shady Lady Ranch brothel in rural Nye County for 17 years, challenged the local regulatory board on this "discriminatory" practice and won.

"From the responses we are getting, women absolutely want this," Jim Davis told Asylum. "We've had about 20 women contact us over the last couple weeks, and, being in the business, if you get a hard response by email or phone call, that's like a thousand people who didn't contact you but feel the same way."

Keep reading to find out the qualifications and salary of a male prostitute.

A job posted currently found on the Shady Lady Web site says the brothel is looking for a "few good men" and lists qualifications such as "a good work ethic" and "willingness to please." About 200 men have sent in the photos required for consideration. Bobbi (left) makes the personnel decisions and has been picky -- only calling a handful of the would-be man-whores in for a face-to-face interview.

The Davises hope to have their first stud up and going in the next few weeks.

Davis warns any perspective gigolos that they "won't be getting $5,000 a week in salary." In fact, they won't be getting a salary at all. Workers at the Shady Lady set their own rates and share a percentage of what they earn with the house. Right now, the women of the Shady Lady each charge $300 an hour, and $2,000 for the entire night. Whether the men could pull in anywhere close to that kind of cash depends entirely on what the as-yet-undefined market dictates.

When we asked Jim how his wife knows if a guy might be right for the work, he laughed. "She says it's the 'it factor,' but I don't know what 'it' is," he says. "She looks at a picture and says no. And I think 'Well, I don't think that he's ugly.' But she just says, 'He ain't got it.'"

Whether this "it factor" brings in a steady stream of female clients is the question Jim and Bobbi -- and everyone in Nevada's brothel industry -- are now anxiously waiting to be answered.