Call girl

Tart cards for call girls in a British phone box
Xaviera Hollander is a former call girl, as well as a madam and author.
Xaviera Hollander is a former call girl, as well as a madam and author.

A call girl or female escort is a sex worker who (unlike a street walker) does not display her profession to the general public, nor does she usually work in an institution like a brothel, although she may be employed by an escort agency.[1][2] The client must make an appointment, usually by calling a telephone number. Call girls often advertise their services in small ads in magazines and via the Internet, although an intermediary advertiser, such as an escort agency, may be involved in promoting escorts, while, less often, some may be handled by a pimp.[3] Call girls may work either incall, where the client comes to them, or outcall, where they go to the client. Some porn stars are known to escort as well.[4]

  1. ^ Taylor, Diane (27 February 2015). "Most sex workers have had jobs in health, education or charities – survey". The Guardian.
  2. ^ "Is the number of trafficked call girls a myth?". BBC NEWS. (9 January 2009)
  3. ^ Diane Taylor, Nice and sleazy does it, The Guardian (11 May 2000).
  4. ^ Dickson, EJ (23 February 2014). "When porn stars become escorts: Lucrative new trend could also be risky".