When the words ”escort services” are mentioned, people think about sex work. Whereas part of the work may involve trading sex in return for money, that’s just a small chunk of the deal since escort girls are typically concerned with other personal services too. For instance, they massage clients, provide manicure and pedicure services, and generally keep clients happy within their personal jurisdiction.
There are various flavors of adult escorts and these are based on race, religion, gender, income level among other things. It’s among the few trades that the society considers immoral and dirty. But on the other side, there’s a strong desire for those trading in it to be treated with respect and dignity.
Escorting is like any other job since it has its own benefits and drawbacks. It’s not a job for everyone, and that’s something that happens with other professions too. Not everyone can be a doctor, a nurse, a pilot etc. Although people like to assume that sexual services are different from other human activities, it makes sense to reason that sexual services are no more immoral than other forms of personal services. People believe that offering sexual services is like getting easy money. But the reality is that it’s not easy money, and just like any other business, one has to struggle to get clients.
A wise business man or woman must spend time, money and other resources to get customers. They must also maintain their professional facilities where they receive their clients. In the case of an escort, it could mean finding an apartment from which they will operate the business — in addition to spending time at the gym or beauty parlor to get in shape and stay attractive respectively. And just like what happens in real estate or car sales, an adult escort would do background checks on potential clients to ensure their business is safe.
Teens getting into the trade
We’ve seen the professional aspect of the job, and now the big question is, why are teens getting into it when the society is viewing it as immoral?
First, prostitution is illegal in many countries, and that’s because the job of a prostitute is solely to sell sex. But on the other hand, the definition of an escort is far wide that the sexual aspect of it. In most cases, people don’t call up an escort agency because they want sex. If they only wanted sex, they could get it on the streets and not waste time involving themselves with an escort agency.
Escorts have been known to accompany their clients wherever they want to go. They’ve also been known to keep the client at ease, to the point of letting them share their troubles.
Teens get into it because of the money. The legal aspect of teens being escorts arises because of the issue of age, and also due to the fact that the general public doesn’t understand the true nature of the job. These opportunities are everywhere, hence it’s easy for teens to get hooked. In fact, there are escort agencies who only employ teens because this is their niche. These escort agencies tend to attract the most noise than those than employ adults simply because of the under-age factor.
Of course there are websites like xlondonescorts.co.uk recruiting all sorts of escorts out there. These businesses advertise themselves for anyone interested (and with qualities) to join. So the general consensus is that we cannot affirm that escort services are completely legal or illegal; it depends on how one views it.