What Escort Work Is and Isn’t
In the beginning of The Internet Escort’s Handbook Book 1: The Foundation, Amanda Brooks answers 10 common myths about escort work. You can read the full text here.
Is “escort” is just another word for “prostitute”?
No. Escorts sell time, undivided attention, and the (unspoken) possibility of sexual entertainment. Selling a specific sexual activity for a certain amount of money is prostitution. If a woman won’t have sex with the man she’s dating unless he buys her an expensive dinner, she’s a (relatively cheap) prostitute.
There are plenty of men who see escorts only for the sex involved and plenty of escorts who openly offer a menu of sexual activities, which borders on plain old prostitution. And there are plenty of men who value the nonsexual activities an escort offers and plenty of escorts who can offer a great time fully dressed, which is what an escort is.
Basically, escorts sell time. Prostitutes sell sex.
Part of the reason the DC Madam scandal is so titillating is because most people don’t understand the difference between escorts (or call-girls) and prostitutes. There is a difference. Deborah Jeane Palfrey is mounting her defense on that difference. Whether or not she ran a non-sexual escort service is not a concern here. What does matter is realizing that there can be companionship without sex, and sex can be a legitimate, healthy form of adult entertainment.
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The basic mental, emotional and physical considerations of escort work are examined with a depth not seen before in Book 1: The Foundation. Granted, not everyone who reads this page wants to be an escort. But most people reading this page will have questions. The best way to get them answered? From a former independent escort.
No apologies, no excuses, just straight answers about an “underground” job that is thriving as never before. You can: