Professor37

Paying For Time And Comapnionship ?

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Hi

I would like to ask the following question purely out of ignorance, as I don't really understand the inner working of the legal system.

When the escorts say something along the lines of 'paying for time and comapnionship, whatever happens is between two consenting adults' my guess is so that the 'business' is kept legit (or is there other reason?). Isn't it contradictory though when the 'extras' are listed along with the price ie cim £20, owo £10 etc..? and how often do you get clients who pay just for the 'time and companionship'? shake hands, have a drink, chat, play chess and when the time is up say goodbye and go? Correct me if I am wrong but isn't prostitution legal in the UK, if so why make the point of saying 'time and companionship' and not just go ahead and say 'sex for 1hr=£200' or something to that effect.

Please explain, thank you. I apologise in advance for my mental retardation.

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I think this is a phrase used in the States perhaps?but has been adopted here in the belief it might cover us if it ever became illegal.

I would never advertise "1 hr Sex for £200" apart from the fact that isn't my hourly rate, it would suggest a guy is paying for 59 minutes, 59 seconds of pure sex - and not a 1 hour appointment.

My rates are all inclusive but I have had clients who just wanted a chat over coffee, or a meal. Some paid my full fees, although I do have social rates this type of meeting is very rare.

Different ladies often operate different pricing structures.

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I don't think, as a percentage, there are that many independents who charge extras?

I guess in civil terms if an escort advertises "1hr sex for £200" they could expose themselves to breach of contract as that is a very specific contractual offer, but I doubt that is realistic.

Individuals selling sexual services in the UK under certain circumstances (if not all) is perfectly legal, so I cannot see there is an issue of legitimisation, only a moral one.

I guess "paying for time and companionship" is advertised because it is accurate. I would assume most clients don't spend 100% of any appointment time involved in physical services. I'm sure there are a range of clients with a range of needs and some probably not sexual.

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perhaps in the hope that one day someone will book her for the "old fasioned" reasons ie...they want time and companionship only .x

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I do in part look for companionship when meeting an escort. I generally avoid European girls because I want to make sure I'm meeting someone with whom I can have a chat. For the same reason I tend towards ladies whose profiles suggest a reasonable level of intelligence.

As to exactly what I'm paying for, I rather take 'at discretion' with a pinch of salt. As far as I'm concerned everything a girl does from the moment she opens the door to me to the moment she closes it behind me is at her discretion. Naturally, because I'm friendly and courteous, I expect that certain things will happen, but surely there aren't blokes out there who say (for example) "your profile says you do French kissing so lay back and open your gob"?!

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I think Easylover raises a good point.

While most clients select an escort based on appearance or service (it is mainly what the client has to go on), I'm sure many have other factors in making a choice. To what degree this happens, I'm not sure.

But companionship based attributes, such as intelligence, humour, compassion etc I'm sure are qualities some clients value.

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I don't think, as a percentage, there are that many independents who charge extras?

I guess in civil terms if an escort advertises "1hr sex for £200" they could expose themselves to breach of contract as that is a very specific contractual offer, but I doubt that is realistic.

Individuals selling sexual services in the UK under certain circumstances (if not all) is perfectly legal, so I cannot see there is an issue of legitimisation, only a moral one.

I guess "paying for time and companionship" is advertised because it is accurate. I would assume most clients don't spend 100% of any appointment time involved in physical services. I'm sure there are a range of clients with a range of needs and some probably not sexual.

I think that SaSfan (late of Punternet) used to make the point along the lines that an "immoral contract" was not enforceable in law.

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I think that SaSfan (late of Punternet) used to make the point along the lines that an "immoral contract" was not enforceable in law.

Try telling the banks that! Or these blasted newspapers! :)

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I think it's one of those things that girls see on escort sites and copy without thinking. There are of course girls who don't realise that prostitution is legal in the UK, though I'll never understand people who jump into things without any research.

Also, there are the girls who say things like "I'm an escort, not a prostitute. I charge for my time." They all have the disclaimer.

Meh!

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I am tempted to quote Easylover's post and applaud it, but I've just done that in another thread, and I don't want to be accused of touting or whatever :P

When one ages gets well nigh geriatric the 'companionship' may well take more of the 'time' than owt else. Hence I try to see people whose company I'd enjoy even if (perish the thought) we somehow decided to forego the sex B)

On a more relevant point, I have met several ladies who have mentioned clients who do actually just want their time and companionship, for a variety of reasons. But yes, it's an Americanism, and also it's used (or was used) to get round the rules which some places applied to advertising.

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I have said it before and I will say it again. You always pay one way or another! :rolleyes:

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I don't use that disclaimer, but I do always say I charge for time not services. A client will pay the same rate whether he just wants to chat or whether he wants to do literally everything I offer. So I guess in a way I am charging for time and companionship, I don't charge any extra for sex, it's just generally what happens :P I'm not under any delusions though, I'm still a prostitute!

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I think a lot of reasons, plausible deniability, ignorance of the law. Some times I think it is also used to throw land lords and web-site hosting companies off the track, which quite often assume it illegal and therefore include morality disclaimers and clauses in their terms of service.

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maybe it is thought it protects the girl if she takes the money and then decides not to shag for some reason. the bloke then cant deny rape because of the disclaimer.

not sure if he could anyway, but hey!

and thinking you are not a WG because of the disclaimer is daft. the law will do the duck test -if it quacks and waddles it is a duck - and decide she is a WG.

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maybe it is thought it protects the girl if she takes the money and then decides not to shag for some reason. the bloke then cant deny rape because of the disclaimer.

not sure if he could anyway, but hey!

and thinking you are not a WG because of the disclaimer is daft. the law will do the duck test -if it quacks and waddles it is a duck - and decide she is a WG.

Coventrypunter, anyone can withdraw consent at anytime and it would be classed as rape, regardless.

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"your profile says you do French kissing so lay back and open your gob"?!

I like your style, sailor! :P

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