Prostitutes earn their money solely for sexual favors. This is legitimate according to the laws in the UK. Workers in this industry never officially advertise because that can put them into legal trouble. Here is the thing: having sex in exchange for money is by all means legitimate. However, there are other activities that surround the business of prostitution, which make for illegal activities. Prostitutes often pick up clients from the side of the road which is very dangerous. A prostitute is defined as a street walker often offering sexual favors on the streets to fund drug habits. This is very different to how a high class escort provides her services.
What is an Escort?
In contrast to prostitution, an escort is officially in a profession. It is accepted as a respectable business and there is a lot of money in it. An escort provides her client with companionship for a defined period. Now it is true that an escort almost always has sex with her client, but there are cases where this doesn’t happen.
There are many businessmen who travel to the UK and are in for a short visit for a few days. They don’t always have somebody with them to give them company. Escorts fill this gap by giving them company with some extra services. They accompany their clients wherever they go such as for parties and other meetings. It is customary to have a female companion with you as a businessman. Prostitutes, of course, offer no such services to their clients.
All sexual activities with clients are considered private and not part of the service. Sex takes place with the mutual consent of both parties and it may be paid for or not. Of course, unofficially, the fee always includes an amount for sexual service. An escort will never walk the streets looking for business and work is carried out in the privacy of her apartment, the clients place or a hotel.
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There are many duties that escorts have other than providing clients with sexual pleasure. Many clients hire escorts for more than just sex. Escorts can be hired for companionship and a friendly ear to voice problems to almost like an agony aunt. A lot of people cannot talk to their families about their stressful lives and so seing an escort can provide a shoulder to cry on in a time of need. Escorts are required to be smart and clever, something which isn’t always true of prostitutes. Clients pay escorts to have a really good time when they are with them.
Sex is only part of what escorts offer, and this is where prostitutes and escorts differ the most. A prostitute may only engage with her client for a few minutes or hours. However an escort may also accompany her client when he travels. There are many escorts who even travel abroad with clients under certain conditions. Prostitutes don’t.
Some escorts do not provide sexual services at all. They only offer massages to their clients. Massage parlors are also covered under prostitution laws, and so the escort business is a convenient cover. Of course, those massage services also have an erotic angle, which is why clients pay more for them.
However, technically providing massage to clients is different from providing sex, and this is another area where the escort business differs from the business of prostitution.
There are a number of escorts who are paid premium rates because they are excellent masseurs. The benefit that escorts have over prostitutes is that they are the ones who set the terms for clients. They clearly define what they provide and what they do not.
Marketing is an area where escorts have a tremendous advantage over prostitutes. It is simply illegal to advertise your sexual services anywhere. You cannot do it online and you can’t do it on billboards. You are not allowed to do it on telephone poles or any public place.
Now since the escort business is officially all about companionship, advertising and marketing is completely legal in the UK. You can advertise anywhere you want, especially online. This gives an escort a lot of freedom to attract clients. In fact, most escorts have websites, so that clients can contact them officially and hire their services.
Clients can contact escort agencies and book escorts for any length of time. The truth is that such websites attract clients through erotic photos, but since it is escorts that are being advertised and not sex, it is completely legal.