Street girls – self explanatory and not the subject of this piece. There is much to be said on this subject, but this is not the place to say it. (It also seems to be what most tabloids mean when they refer to prostitution.)
Parlours – Massage parlours/brothels. Also not really the subject of this piece, though there are a few cross over areas, which will come up.
Agency girls – They certainly come into what I am talking about. Basically the girls work for an agency, you book through the agency, which takes part of the money (percentages vary). The agency may also provide the incall premises, it certainly provides the advertising. Many girls start their career with an agency.
Independent escorts – These are the girls that this is really about. How to define one? She has her own web site: runs her own business; usually takes all calls and messages herself and is generally what it says on the tin: independent. All the following advice relates specifically to this type of girl unless stated otherwise