The nature of escorting, putting yourself in a situation where you’re alone with a complete stranger is enough to raise security concerns. I am lucky enough that in my 6 years of escorting I was never in a situation where I needed security – however on a couple of different occasions I was definitely more comfortable knowing that I had security available if needed. There’s basically two different types of security, outside security that you can call in case there’s trouble, and what ever means of protecting yourself that you bring with you to your appointments.
Escort Driver & Security
If you work for an escort agency then your driver and security will be provided for you. If you’re doing incalls for an escort agency then they will have their own setup for you and explain to you anything that you need to know. However if you’re working as an independent escort, then you’re going to need to figure out your own security. For outcalls it’s rather simple, you need to find someone who can drive you to your appointments and wait in the car. The basic procedure once you get inside is to get the money and then call your driver/security and let him know that you’re okay and have the money. If your driver doesn’t hear from you within say, 15 minutes, he is instructed to come up and make sure you’re okay.
It’s pretty easy to find someone who is capable/able of being your driver. The way I found my driver was posting an ad on craigslist adult jobs, but I think they took that down now. The next best thing would be to go to strip clubs and talk to the security guards there, most of them will have a drivers license and know a thing or two about security, and you know they’re okay with working in the “adult industry”.
Personal Escort Security
When you go to an appointment, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend bringing a firearm however bringing some kind of protection is definitely helpful in a sticky escort situation. I would always carry pepper spray in my purse, how ever I have heard of some escorts even carrying a taser gun. What ever you decide to use, make sure you know how it works so if you do need to use it one day, you’re not fumbling around trying to get it to work. You also want to be sure that no one accidentally gets hurt.
The other weapon of choice for escorts is your cell phone. Make sure you have it on you or near you at all times. You can use it to pretend you’re getting a fake call and have to leave, you can text someone in case you’re in a situation where you can’t talk, you can use it to call your driver and let him know something isn’t right, etc.
When you’re on an outcall, normally you would will have a few drinks in a common area like a living room and then make your way to the bedroom for the main show. In this case, make sure you don’t leave your purse in the living room. Keep it on you at all times.
Last but not least, if you can try and take a couple of self defense classes so that you have a couple of moves that you can use to protect yourself in case a situation goes bad. Knowing how to ward off an attacker is an asset to your business and going to a self defense class can also help keep you in shape!
Next Up: Advanced Escort Tips