What is an escort?
Strictly speaking, an escort is a person who accompanies another person. Because of the illegal status of prostitution in many countries, many prostitutes refer to themselves as escorts to maintain some semblance of legality of their services. In reality, an escort is a prostitute. One who advertises through print ads, websites, chatrooms, and occasionally phone lines or call boxes. Other escorts work for agencies or brothels, in which case their employer obviously finds their clients for them. Escorts are varied in their reasons for entering the profession. Some do so for drug money, while others do it to pay for college or other large expense. A fair percentage (5-15% perhaps) even escort as a career. An escort may be an extremely upscale and educated individual, or may be a high-school dropout with an anti-social personality. Escorts are usually in their twenties or thirties, although some escorts escort up in their forties or beyond.