A shady subject that no one seems to want to talk about, so ill explain for you. The majority of people perceive that an escort is just a wealthy man's prostitute, but there are several differences that may surprise you. From the laws that surround the work to the services they are willing to offer, this article will summarise the variance in both jobs. So what exactly is an escort? Many of you will probably already know that a prostitute is someone that offers sex for money, but equally many of you will not see why an escort differs. First of all, an escort does not need to have sex with the customer. They can be employed as a companion, attending a dinner date, going to the opera or just simply offering intellectual stimulation from a conversation. Whereas the prostitutes' primary goal is to provide sex for money, an escort can simply be employed for a company that can extend for weeks and even months depending on what the client is willing to pay. Although some escorts would not offer any intimate services, some are willing to provide this (Yes, an intimate service does include sex!). A client would have to pay a significant amount more for this and tends to be much more expensive than a prostitute. Escorts will also be reliably free from sexually transmitted diseases because they are known to always partake in safe sex. The laws also differ markedly depending on the occupation you undertake within the sex industry. In prostitution, the sex worker and the client purchasing the service are committing a crime, as it is an exchange of sex for money. The stigma surrounding prostitution is also a negative one, as often prostitutes are linked to drug addiction and poorer areas of society. Becoming an Escort, on the other hand, is classed as legal because the exchange of money is not specifically tied to the act of sex. This means that Escorts escape prosecution through the technicalities of the law. Although the public perception of an Escort is not exactly positive, they are seen as classy and a more attractive proposition for a client. Many Escorts are well off due to the higher price point, which is also why it is often described as a “wealthy man's prostitute”. So there you have it, a comparison between a Prostitute and an Escort. Hopefully, this sheds some light on the murky surroundings of sex work. Weighing up the pros and cons, I would recommend saving up a few more pennies, so you don’t leave with something you weren’t expecting.
Answer by: Robert Sloane