I am totally supportive of pro bodybuilders who engage in relationships for financial reasons whether or not it involves sex. It's called business, but nice friendships can and do result. The financial backers are not all trolls, no more so than in the full range of people on the planet. Sponsors can be sometimes decent, successful (and attractive) people who admire the athletes and are attracted to them. So what? Men pursue women to whom they're attracted and offer them all kinds of things to get their attention all the time. I had a friend, now passed away, of enormous wealth who paid a series of girlfriends $50,000 to get breast implants. I don't doubt that if he was into men, he would have been sponsoring pro-bodybuilders left and right.
Agreed. Women have been leeching off of men for their lifestyles for forever but when a man does it, it gets negative attention.