The first is the woman who fits the typical image of a call girl, who hangs around street corners wearing a low-cut top, tiny mini skirt and thigh-high boots, waiting for the next client. These ‘streetwalkers’ ply their trade to passing motorists or even people passing by on foot, offering almost anything, albeit usually in the confined space in the back of a car.
These are the women who don’t see selling these encounters as a career but rather something that they do out of necessity to make sure that the bills are paid on time, their kids are fed, or even to get together enough money for their next fix. Prices and risks are low, and they’re considered the ladder’s bottom rung.
Moving on from the streetwalkers, some girls work from ‘massage parlours’. You may go in if you need a good massage, but these girls offer a ‘happy ending’ of one kind or another.
Some men stay ‘faithful’ to their regular massage, while others prefer to spread their love around and sample a variety of masseuses. Still, the overriding factor is that these women work in a specified location where the men visit them to take advantage of their services.
The third kind of working girl is the escort. These are the women who visit clients in top hotels and have prestigious addresses themselves. Their sessions can vary in length, which can be anything from 1 hour to several hours. Girls like this usually join a top escort agency in London that will organise all her meetings to advertise her services.
Escorts take care of themselves and are demanding of the clientele they see. They charge a premium and make a good living; some girls do this for a short time to reach their goals and are very business-minded.
Independent escorts, however, will do all this for themselves, with many independents choosing to set up their websites rather than seeking to advertise their services on a card in a phone box, which was once the only way that an escort could find her customers.
Today, things have moved on a little, and both agency escorts and independent girls rely on the internet for clients, particularly as many clients will leave recommendations online for other potential clients to read.