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Is being a escort legal or illegal?

The question on the top of the mind of every individual considering hiring an escort for the evening is, “Is this even legal?”. The short answer is ‘yes’. In the United Kingdom, prostitution, that is receiving sexual services in exchange for money, is in fact legal. However, most of the methods that prostitutes use to get clients or advertise their services are not. Additionally, prostitutes spend much less time with their customer. Where a prostitute will spend minutes to perhaps an hour with a customer, an arrangement with an escort will be for several hours with specific activities. The agreement with the escort can also include private time.

Prior to the initial meeting, you will work out the details of the date. Any extras will be outlined and agreed upon up front. This is another area where it is important to develop a relationship with the agency. Some disreputable agencies will engage in rather un-businesslike practices. For instance, you may make arrangements for a date with a particular escort shown on their website. When the escort arrives, however, they are not the person in the photograph that you selected. These bait and switch tactics are relatively common in lower quality agencies.

You may encounter escorts for operate independently of an agency. This is not necessarily lower quality service or a lesser standard of evening entertainment. Some, after spending years working for an agency, decide to work alone. This means that they won’t have to split their donation with the agency’s commission. In today’s world, it is easier now for escorts to branch out and maintain their own website. Like an agency, though, they will require a screening or vetting process of some sort. They will also work out the details of the date prior to the first meeting.

With the escort works for any agency or as an independent professional there will be steps that they will take to protect themselves. Agency personnel are always available for escorts while they are on a date. They can help with problems or any changes to the agreed upon plan for the date. Also, if the escort arrives and there is absolutely no chemistry between you, most agencies will suggest that you call or contact one of their staff members. This is not a bad thing. When dealing with human beings, its natural to sometimes not click with a person. Most professional organizations will be everything that they can to make the situation right.

Even if the date situation is going well and you are having a great time, realize that the escort will have taken steps for their own protection. This is their work, so they are not only protecting themselves physically, they are also protecting their reputation. If you are requesting them to come to your home or hotel room, they will want all of the hotel’s information, as well as, a landline phone number in some situations. If you are meeting them at their location, they will ask for your cell number. Many escorts will notify someone prior to going on a date so that someone is aware of their whereabouts. This can be an agency staff member or a friend or family member. Also, many agencies train their escorts to trust their gut instincts. If they get a feeling that something is not right or that there is potential danger when they arrive for the meeting, most agencies instruct them to leave and contact a staff member. All of these seemingly additional steps are not a reflection on you. These are the hallmarks of professionals and reputable organizations working to protect their staff members when they go out.

Payments is another area where individuals have many questions. It’s actually reasonable to wonder. Given the nature of the work of an escort, most professionals and their agencies accept only cash. Some agencies will allow the escort to decide what types of payment methods she will accept but the vast majority operate only in cash. This payment is made at the beginning of your meeting with her. By dealing in cash only, this eliminates the payment paper trail of the transaction. If you have a particularly enjoyable evening, it is acceptable to tip her a little extra. That is always appreciated.

In the same vein, many escorts will use assumed names in the course of their work. Most often, they have day jobs or school lives, so they will work to get those two worlds separate. To that end, they will use separate cell phones or contact methods.

Whether you are working with an independent escort or an agency, its very important to ensure that the escort is of legal age. While escort services are legal in the UK, the potential that sex will be involved at some point during the date is high. If the girl in under 18 years of age, this beings in different legalities. The agency can be prosecuted for trafficking.