Ask An Escort; Amanda is a 38-year-old blue-eyed blonde escort in Greenwich:

Do you enjoy working as an escort in Greenwich? I have good days and not so good days, on the whole, I like my work especially when you get nice men who bring me presents. I started working when I was 18, in those days I was working the beat in the red light district of Greenwich, working as an escort from my own flat is much safer. I’m sure many girls fake orgasms to make their punters feel good, it’s not such a bad thing really, most decent escorts want their clients to become regulars and if faking an orgasm makes the guy feel good about himself then everyone is happy. Personally I love sex and what better job is there if you like the thought of having sex with lots of men this is the job for you.

Would you recommend being an escort in Greenwich to other young girls thinking of working in the sex industry? Look, if a girl is going to sell herself for sex then she is going to do it whether I recommend it or not, the thing I would recommend to any girl wanting to become a prostitute is to work from the safety of a Greenwich massage flat where there is a maid or receptionist and sometimes another escort. It’s funny that this question is really only ever asked by women, most women find it odd that married men can love their wives and yet visit a prostitute. The only answer I can give is that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Men will always visit escorts in Greenwich, call girls, Greenwich prostitutes or whatever you want to call them, it’s just in man’s nature, but it’s also something the women will never understand. So the answer to your question is probably ninety per cent of my clients are married.

Do escorts like sex? Visiting a Greenwich escort and requesting anal sex is relatively new, when I first started as a street prostitute twenty years ago no girls would consider letting a man fuck them up the arse, things have changed a lot with the internet, you can see porn star escorts being fucked anally and so men want to experience this. With so many younger girls coming into the business they have grown up with the internet and to them, it seems normal to let men have anal sex with them. Being an escort you get to know lots of other girls, if a trouble maker visits a girl and gives her a hard time, which does happen, girls will usually phone other escorts in the area and warn them, so you do get to know the girls, it’s quite a small world being an escort in Greenwich.

How many clients do you usually see on a daily basis? On a good day, I can see as many as twelve to fifteen men in a day, I suppose on average I would see eight punters a day. But as I said already I love sex so the more cock I get the more I like it. Basically I’m a Greenwich slut, you couldn’t do this job if you didn’t like men or sex.

Why are more young students becoming escorts in Greenwich? In 2018, the average student in the UK graduated from university with £36,000 in debt. A startlingly high figure for a new graduate to contemplate repaying, and this will be much higher again if you study somewhere more expensive like London or Edinburgh. While we all try to reassure ourselves by saying things like, ‘you don’t need to repay anything until you’re earning over £25,000’ or ‘apparently you don’t even notice the payments coming out of your monthly paycheck’, imagine being able to leave university having made enough to cover that daunting figure, tempting right? This might seem like a wild dream, but it could be a captivating-enough idea to persuade young students into trying escorting.

What type of bookings do escorts do? Greenwich escort agency girls work can consist of many different things, sometimes it can be as simple as talking to a client over text or email. The hours can also be very flexible, meaning students find it easier to fit around their university schedule than traditional retail or hospitality work. Furthermore, modern technology has meant escorts can communicate with their clients remotely, which means an extra safety measure for first-time escorts, or perhaps, more importantly, more anonymity with their work, i.e. not necessarily have to meet a client in public means more students are willing to give it a go. The nature of the work as well means that a student in need of some quick money, perhaps to pay an unexpected bill or to go on a uni ski trip need only do a one time or short span of work; easier and quicker than applying for a permanent part-time job. You can earn around £1,000 per week for webcamming and much more for physical ‘dates’ and sex.

What type of girl becomes a Greenwich escort? Although making a quick sum of money, the increase of university fees and the thought of impending debt would be reason enough to take up escorting, the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) has found that unfortunately, the reason most people start escorting is to be able to afford the everyday things essential for living. Essentially, the cost of living is simply too high for these students, and maintenance loans are not covering it, which is why around 5% of UK students are using escorting to finance their time at university. And although some escorts are ardent about the positives of their work, there still remains an element of danger in their line of work, as well as the stigma associated with the idea of escorting. Perhaps this is why a lot of the people who will, in an offhand way when they can’t afford a night out, say things like, ‘I wouldn’t mind sleeping with someone for a bit of money’, won’t actually consider escorting as a feasible option, and will opt for a more traditional part-time job. Now, what is wrong with the traditional part-time job, working a few evenings per week babysitting or in a pub? This is the preferred choice of many students, but sometimes trying to juggle a demanding university course alongside a part-time job and a social life can seem impossible! Furthermore, the disparity between the national minimum wage and the localised living wage can mean that even students with jobs are struggling to meet their monthly rent and bill costs. Additionally the rise of zero-hour contracts and specific university rulings, either limiting the number of hours a student can work per week or even banning part-time work, means that students can’t earn enough per week to live on. Therefore, the reason more and more university students are becoming escorts in Greenwich or using sex work to fund their time at university is the same reason people have always been escorts; The price of living is simply too high for the average person, and the measures in place to help, aren’t enough to cover it. Meaning a lot of these students are forced to undertake potentially dangerous and stigmatised work to make ends meet.