Such write-ups have enabled her to build a personal brand, says one English escort, Michelle (like many names in this article, a pseudonym), and to attract the clients most likely to appreciate what she offers.
As this site features only women, our analysis excludes male prostitutes (perhaps a fifth of the commercial-sex workforce). The most striking trend our analysis reveals is a drop in the average hourly rate of a prostitute in recent years (see chart 1).
One reason is surely the downturn that followed the 2007-08 financial crisis.
The shift online is casting light on parts of the sex industry that have long lurked in the shadows.
Streetwalkers have always attracted the lion’s share of attention from policymakers and researchers because they ply their trade in public places.
Sex workers did not know what risks they were taking on with clients.