TOP 14 Answers to Questions about Escort Services

This is a subject that moves everyone and everyone is talking about except the first and the first concerned. So, in this article I will not lie to you, I relied on sources found on the Internet to answer a set of questions that can be asked, but I do not want to speak instead of the men and women who practice. This TOP is open to your contributions and your corrections. We are not there to say whether or not it’s tip top to prostitute itself but rather to try to understand how it works especially in France.

1. Do We Have the Right on Prostitution?

In France, prostitution is legal. Well, let’s say it’s not illegal. But, since April 2016, the law prohibits the purchase of sexual services. Ouch. How do we do then? Well, we’re having trouble. Basically, we have the right to offer sexual intercourse in exchange for pay but we do not have the right to buy a sexual service. As for public soliciting, it was banned in 2003 and decriminalized in 2016 (because still it was a bit abused). But renting an apartment or room is punishable by a prison sentence and a fine for the owner or hotelier. So we have the right, but this right does not really have the means to exist freely.

2. Do Prostitutes Pay Taxes?

Oh yeah. Because in France, no matter what work you do, you have to pay a tax on our income. Therefore, one declares his income to the URSSAF as a self-employed person (below 32,000 euros in annual turnover, otherwise one moves to the “controlled declaration” regime). For sex workers, incomes are to be reported in the “non-commercial benefits” category.

3. Are there Any Trainings on Prostitution?

An announcement scandalized some time ago in Spain offering training in prostitution with “insured outlets”. For 100 €, we had access to a one-week training, theoretical as well as practical and a job at the key. In France, it is currently unthinkable to offer such service and according to testimonials, the only existing training is based on the advice of more experienced workers.

4. What is the Difference Between a Prostitute and an Escort?

In itself, being escort is simply practicing prostitution but not on public roads, we speak of “indoor” prostitution. The first contact with customers is therefore by phone or internet. The possible nuance is that the escort-girl or the escort-boy will not necessarily have sex with their client’s, bin that their rates are generally higher.

5. Is this a Job for Girls?

Obviously no. Even though it is more common to treat girls as “whores” as “prostitutes” or even as “girls of joy,” today the term “sex worker” is mostly used for women, men or transgender. However, based on numbers, there is about 10% male prostitution, 5% transgender prostitution, and 85% are female, while all categories combined, 99% of clients are men.

6. Can One Rent One’s Apartment from a Prostitute?

No! It is considered a “support” procuring, so it is impossible to rent a flat to a sex worker and even worse, if for example a prostitute rents her own apartment to another prostitute with whom she is going exercise her activity, she can then be accused herself of procuring. Even a hotelier who turns a blind eye to a prostitution activity in his establishment is liable to 7 years in prison and a fine of 150,000 euros, so he must denounce his activity and expel him. A beautiful spirit! Even a driver who works regularly with a prostitute is exposed to this penalty! In short, all of this is full of contradictions because it allows prostitution but no place for it to occur safely.

7. How Much Does it Cost to Have Sex with a Prostitute?

Attention, I specify above all that if we try to answer the question, we are not here to tell you what is the price “acceptable”! It must be kept in mind that the majority of prostitutes work under duress (especially those who are foreigners). Be that as it may, the rates vary according to the services offered, but especially the setting, the meeting place, etc. 50, 100, 200 € the pass? It can be even more. In the same way that each prostitute has a path of its own, the rates change according to each person.

8. Is Prostitution Limited to the Sidewalk?

Prostitution takes a variety of forms, which is why it is difficult to control, legislate and quantify. In 2003, the law prohibited soliciting public, so it was forbidden to “walk the streets”, even if in fact it has always existed (and that the law was repealed in 2016). Suddenly, prostitutes must spend more and more on the Internet. All tips are good to offer discreet ads on any classifieds site between two furniture sales. As long as we do not talk about sexual service explicitly, everything remains legal. A beautiful hypocrisy! We thus find more prostitution students or prostitutes who make sex tours in France and move from city to city not to be spotted.

9. Can Prostitutes to Have a Holidays?

Insofar as the activity of prostitutes is declared under the self-entrepreneurial regime, they can claim maternity or paternity leave, family allowances and retirement. No paid holidays in itself, but the possibility to choose your working hours as you wish (still happy).

10. How Do I Know if a Prostitute Does it by Choice?

The beautiful question. It is already nice to ask because often customers do not bother to ask this question. It’s normal, we do not want to know if the people who provide us a service are happy to do it. On the other hand, one could try to know if they are forced to do it by a third person. But as long as you’re not a regular customer it’s pretty hard to establish.

11. Can they refuse a client?

As long as the customer is in an illegal situation anyway, a customer’s refusal for any reason can not be punished by law! In addition, it is strongly recommended to refuse a client who is violent, disrespectful, drunk or refuses to wear a condom.

12. What Would it Change if We Really Legalize Prostitution?

Vast debate. Hard to answer you in two lines. In France, we are clearly in an abolitionist country, but all that is full of hypocrisy. Prostitution is tolerated but not its clientele, prostitutes pay taxes but can not communicate about their services. In short, we do anything and everything in the hope of eradicating activity. And for good reason, a majority of women do not exercise it on their own.

At the present time, however, prostitution is not eradicated, it is simply repelling it and thus exposing women who are victims of it to more dangers while removing rights for those who practice it freely. If we look at our neighbors, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, it seems to be less problematic and sex workers are better protected so we are slightly tempted to say that the only good way to fight against the crimes inherent in prostitution (pimping and slavery) is to legalize prostitution.

13. Why Brothels Disappeared?

Since 1946, brothels are prohibited by the law Marthe Richard. This is part of a fight against procuring which is obviously a crime against which we still have to fight. However, sex workers themselves often regret the absence of a place that would be self-managed to carry out their activity.

14. Is this Really the Oldest Profession in the World?

We like to use this wording to illustrate the timeless nature of this activity, which would be reason enough to accept its existence since, after all, it was there before. In truth, one cannot obviously know if it is the oldest profession. It’s certainly not the youngest. But it’s a safe bet that the first professional activity was certainly more to grow potatoes than to satisfy neighbor.

In short, you will understand it is a big brothel prostitution whose current laws that surround it are a mountain of contradictions.