One thing that all escorts have in common is that they are selling a service. They are not selling their dignity, or a part of them, but simply a service.
And although the industry is still somewhat taboo, there are literally thousands of girls online, advertising themselves.
Many can make in a day what they would make in a month working minimum wage in a retail occupation. So who’s the smart one here?
As even basic jobs require years of experience, references, involve long hours, poor pay, and intense competition, as well as a complete lack of job security – who can blame them?
Even Chris Armitt (the Assistant Chief Constable of Merseyside Police) admits that, “Advertising sexual services on the internet does not amount to prostitution.”
Escorts in London for example, have a plentiful market of punters ready and waiting. Men (and sometimes women) from all walks of life, perhaps some that are lonely, stressed about their high-flying office job, or sometimes just want no-strings sex.
One way that escorts can carry on meeting lots of clients is that they disconnect from any attachments, or at least they do if they want to stay in the business long-term.
It’s an important part of dealing with the escorts. Leave your emotions at the door and prepare like you would for a massage or a tattoo. Adjust to the idea of being touched by a stranger for a purpose, but make sure to not get emotionally involved – you may not enjoy the rejection that comes next.
For ladies that escort, it is important to give the client the best experience, like you would want to provide if you worked in an independent shop or your own restaurant. When you are working for yourself, it helps to engage and relate to people, to keep them coming back for more.
Doing this as well as maintaining an emotional distance can be difficult to navigate around. But it is a necessary step in order to build up a roster of regulars, therefore decreasing the danger and making them want to come back for more.
It’s simply supply and demand
With the rise of the Catholics in Europe and the surrounding areas, people started to believe that all forms of sexual activity outside of the union of marriage were a sin.
And as history has gone on, escorting has become more and more popular, driving the price down but the variety up. You can find pretty much anything to suit your tastes be it Asian escorts or blonde escorts in the current marketplace.
Don’t we all sell ourselves in one way or another?
However, it is obvious to anyone that under capitalism, there are women who need money to survive and women who enjoy the business.
Escorting allows women to live the life they want to live, and allows for a fun-filled existence. A lot in the business really love their job, and only have to work a couple of nights a week.
They are simply entrepreneurs
When you pay to get a haircut or massage, you are paying for a service and for something you want – therefore why should escorting be any different?
It’s an exchange of money for services, and is not really anyone else’s business.
Whilst this blog has been very female focused, it is worth bearing in mind that there is a growing market of male and transgender escorts too.
Do you agree that sex with an escort is a service? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and make sure to read some of our other posts on the Viva Street After Dark blog.