SashaB

Is 18 Too Young?

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Ok I appreciate this may be a contreversial post and thats not my intention, I am genuinely curious about general opinion on the matter.

I was browsing the announcements board this morning and noticed a posters handle as "teenage escorts in london" and with no offence intended to the poster, (its just marketing at the end of the day) I couldnt help but cringe.

I was 18 when I joined the industry and dont get me wrong I have ZERO regrets, my exeriences helped shape who I am today but at the same time its not a path I would have taken if it had not been available to me and given another 2 or 3 years and once settled into a career I may not have ended up in the industry at all. I will freely admit that joining the industry stopped me persuing other career paths, through laziness if nothing else until eventually it wasnt really viable to leave. Easier to stay put that to venture the unknown.

Im wondering how many women... through perfectly free choice end up in the industry through nothing more than teenage laziness. If you dont start off on a genuine career path, surely like me it makes it that much harder to walk away and take those first steps into the real world some many years later.

On the other side of the coin, given that most clients are mid 30's and older, whats the attraction of an 18 year old escort? I should also add that at 18 my boyfriend was 36, so I similarly have no predjudice to this but is it really right girls of 18 working in this industry when many of thier clients are technicaly old enough to be thier dads?

I apologies in advance if I cause ANY offence, thats genuinely not my intention but Im curious as to what others think... I know many posters say they prefer older escorts and if visiting an agency lets face it how many of the 18 year olds advertised are actually that? But is it not morally wrong that agencies or individual are advertising themselves as younger and younger and is 18 in fact too young? Me Im airing on the side of 21, 3 years doesnt make much difference in the grand scheme of things but does a great deal for how "grown up" a girl may be. What do others think?

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Well, as much I see what you are saying and at the grand old age of 37, the view from here says that 18 is too young, the fact is that 18 is the age of legal adulthood. Although, having said that, you can't get married without permission until you're 21...

Food for thought.

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Well, as much I see what you are saying and at the grand old age of 37, the view from here says that 18 is too young, the fact is that 18 is the age of legal adulthood. Although, having said that, you can't get married without permission until you're 21...

Food for thought.

Far too young - ought to be having a quick grope behind the bicycle shed.

And however much WGs claim that starting at 18 has not scarred them - I think in many cases there is a need for a reality check.

As you age - look back on your life and realise your main occupation has been screwing hundreds of unknown men for money. Not likely to get you an award for success.

OK - bring on the self-justification.

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Far too young - ought to be having a quick grope behind the bicycle shed.

And however much WGs claim that starting at 18 has not scarred them - I think in many cases there is a need for a reality check.

As you age - look back on your life and realise your main occupation has been screwing hundreds of unknown men for money. Not likely to get you an award for success.

OK - bring on the self-justification.

You have such a fabulously high opinion of us don't you?

I started young and it hasn't done me any harm. However, I'm not sure everyone could say the same and the fact is that some 18 year olds aren't mature enough to make that decision.

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Although, having said that, you can't get married without permission until you're 21...

Food for thought.

By "permission" do you mean "Parental consent"?

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By "permission" do you mean "Parental consent"?

Yes. Consent - Permission - Potayto - Potahto...

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Although, having said that, you can't get married without permission until you're 21...

Are you sure?

England & Wales - 18 (16 with parental consent)

Scotland - 16

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Yes. Consent - Permission - Potayto - Potahto...

:(

The legal age for marriage in England and Wales is 16, parental consent may be required if under 18, same age limit in Scotland but no no parental consent is required irrespective of age.

See here.

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Obviously it all depends on the individual girls circumstances, but I don't consider 18 too young. Most 18 year old girls are pretty savvy and able to make an inportany decision such as this. Maybe some may look back in 10-15 years and wish they hadn't, but that's life. There can't be many of us that haven't regretted some decicions we've taken at that age.

Given the opportunity I have no problem with having sex with an 18 year old WG or Civvie, provided I was certain in my mind that she was happy to.

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The legal age for marriage in England and Wales is 16, parental consent may be required if under 18, same age limit in Scotland but no no parental consent is required irrespective of age.

See here.

Ooh! It used to be 21. I can remember being very surprised by that.

Well, that takes that little argument out of the equation.

Despite looking back and thinking "Oh my Gosh!! They're so young!"

If you are old enough to make the decision to get married, then I suppose you are old enough to make the decision to become a WG.

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Only ever seen three 18 yr olds. One was a student and seemed to be doing it for the experience and to get a bit of cash; she was only on the books for a few weeks and disappearance coincided with end of term.

2nd was advertised as 19 (as I found later - the agency won't put 18 on as worried about atracting nutters); she's still there and a very sorted professional.

The 3rd ended in tears, she had a older boyfriend and was trying top shelf modelling etc. Seemed very sorted at first but on my final visit I found her in very different state. It was clearly not good and she felt stuck. Long talk and tears. I felt very sad for her but other than tea, sympathy and keep the cash there was no much i could do. It did impress on me that this ain't all a bed of roses and I have big reservations about <25s and try to avoid young "full-timers". Both because I think to make it a career too young closes doors and because I like a bit of maturity and experience.

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I think its to young to be a wg, I'm sure they handle the nice clients ok but what happens when they get the not so nice ones. You think you know everything at 18 but when you look back you really dont. But it doesnt matter what anyone thinks they will still do it.

Shelly

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Ooh! It used to be 21. I can remember being very surprised by that.

Well, that takes that little argument out of the equation.

Despite looking back and thinking "Oh my Gosh!! They're so young!"

If you are old enough to make the decision to get married, then I suppose you are old enough to make the decision to become a WG.

IIRC the only odd exception is the British Crown dependency of Jersey, where I think you still have to obtain parental consent if you are under 20. BTW just to cover all bases parental consent if you are under 18 is also required in Northern Ireland, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

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On the other side of the coin, given that most clients are mid 30's and older, whats the attraction of an 18 year old escort

Older men are attracted to younger women, in ancient times older men married young women and it wasnt frowned upon at all, in some societies still today much older men marry much younger women.

I am attracted to women 18 to 25 and am in my thirties, i see nothing wrong with it at all, i am still quite young looking so am surprised when men that age say they feel too old for younger women 18 to 25, its when you get old and wrinkly then you should start to worry no in your late 30's/early 40's.

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Old enough to vote, drink, die for your country.... and past the age when most of my generation made their first career choices. (I realize now that its getting practically the norm to go to university, and making career choice in early 20's.)

I think starting as a WG 18 is "defendable". But personally think it would be better if only "WG work" at 18 was at a well run parlour, with min age for indies being 21.

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There'll always be exceptions but I'd definitely say 18 is too young to escort - you haven't had enough time to have the good sex from a relationship, know yourself, or have the emotional maturity to deal with the knocks and blows which can come from life. And certainly several men a day, day in day out can't be easy at that age.

As Shelly has mentioned already, having to deal with the twatty clients -and I'm sure they will attract far more clients wanting to 'show them who's the Daddy.

As someone who has grown up daughters I couldn't see any of them even toying with the idea of a relationship with someone old enough to be their dad, let alone being anywhere near capable of setting up shop.

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I think starting as a WG 18 is "defendable". But personally think it would be better if only "WG work" at 18 was at a well run parlour, with min age for indies being 21.

Can I ask why ?

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Can I ask why ?

I would have thought the opposite, if she is strong enough and savvy enough to set up independently then by all means start at 18.

Not come and work for me lass I have a lovely parlour/agency where you can make me lots of money, its criminal, I have seen the results so many times.

As an agent I tend to stay well clear of any ladies under 21.

It is far too easy for young girls of today to get false paperwork and start working under the age of 18. What agent would know if the paperwork they were shown is real or false ? If only for that safety margine, I would say you have to be 21, try buying alchohol in a supermarket now, why do you think the say 21 min.

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I would have thought the opposite, if she is strong enough and savvy enough to set up independently then by all means start at 18.

Not come and work for me lass I have a lovely parlour/agency where you can make me lots of money, its criminal, I have seen the results so many times.

I have to agree -part time indie, one appointment for £300 twice a month - sorted. :(

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If an 18 year old is legally old enough to die for their country surely she is old enough to be a working girl.

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At 18 I was mature enough to be a working married mother, however, I honestly don't believe I would have been able to tackle escorting at that age. You have to be pretty level headed and extremely secure in this line of work [whether you're 18 or 80!].

Maturity isn't always the be all and end all but what about wisdom that comes with age? What about experiencing life in general, away from all this?

Yes, I do believe 18 is far too young to be an escort. I'm 41 and anyone under 25 is a mere tot to me :(

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In my opinion, 18 is too young, I have seen one girl of this age, who informed me that she was only doing the job to fund her vodka habit.This was in a parlour that does not have the best of reputations. 21 would be a more suitable age I feel.Needless to say i did not go ahead with this meeting.

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Can I ask why ?

Because I think its a difficult and highly skilled job... sort of job where any youngster needs a lot of support and guidance to get good at, and be comfortable with. Best guidance... I'd guess... is from more mature skilled practitioners.... who need to be readily available for help and advice.

Looking at my own career history.... I know at 18 I'd have been a complete disaster for clients (and no doubt also lost all confidence in myself at well) if I'd not had the constant support of older colleagues.

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One 19 year old WG told me she once got a 73 year old client when she was 18 and was just starting out and mentally more then anything it is the big challenge, not least because they have little stamina and expect the girl to do all the work and another for the fact that are 3 generations between them and she said that she actually puked when he did CIM because she couldnt block out in her mind that this fella was 55 years old when she was born, nearly old enough to be her great grandpa!

Obviously there is no age restriction when punting but a man who is using his pension money on a 18 year old girl needs some councelling IMO. Bordering on phedophillia abuse and thats where I do believe there should be some legal regulation imposed on pensioners seeing young escorts.

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Of post topic but, I never did quite get the logic in nicking the girl's cash.

So far as I can see she did not do anything criminal. A parent may have the right to take such money from a minor, but only to either give to charity as a llesson a so that she did not benefit further from dangerous behaviour (extreme altruism) or to protect for the child's benefit. This was theft by the State.

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