With Lily Allen having recently admitted to hiring female escorts while on tour, the industry has once again become a hot topic. Specifically, many are questioning why women appear to be hiring more West London Escorts than ever before.
Though typically associated with male clients, the number of women requesting the services of female escorts has grown exponentially. The question being – why?
Filling a Void
When questioned about her own choices, Lily Allen told interviewers from The Project that for her, it wasn’t simply about sexual gratification.
“It’s more about a period of time when I was feeling incredibly lonely, and sort of at my wits’ end, and I was looking for anything — looking for an outlet. So it’s not really, like, a salacious sex story,” she said.
“It’s more about [being in] hotel rooms like the one we are sitting in, and being on my own and being very far away from my kids and my husband.”
Contrary to popular belief, this is anything but an unfamiliar story. In fact, the vast majority of West London escorts routinely encounter clients who are simply looking to fill some kind of void. For some, it’s a case of boredom during business trips becoming unbearable. For others, the idea of having a beautiful and intelligent local woman show you around her city is the ultimate appeal.
It’s natural to assume that the services provided by escorts centre on sexual acts alone. In reality, the huge proportion of those who call upon the services of escorts aren’t interested in sex at all. Sex may happen, at some point, but it isn’t the priority.
Instead, many clients are simply looking for companionship and temporary friendship for a set period of time. Can you form an emotional bond in such a short time? Most scientists and social psychologists agree that it’s possible, and can even be expedited by things like doing something adventurous together or physical touch.
The kind of permissive, fun and frivolous friendships that you can’t necessarily form in day-to-day life are somehow more possible with someone you’ll only know for a few hours. Hence, it’s hardly surprising to hear of more women than ever before requesting the services of escorts in West London.
Of course, the vast majority of escorts attend engagements under the assumption sexual favours will be requested. In most cases, this turns out to be quite accurate. But once again, it isn’t only male clients in the capital who are hiring escorts to show them a good time. More women than ever before are doing just this.
As far as those providing such services are concerned, this is equally unsurprising. Attitudes towards sex in general have never been more liberal in the UK. Once repressed, women are now being actively encouraged to explore their sexuality and embrace who they really are. As we often don’t know who we really are until we put ourselves to the test, this is exactly what women across the capital are doing. Not to mention, the rest of the country as a whole.
Experimentation isn’t just for young people, either. Women in their thirties, forties and beyond are now embracing sexual experimentation as well, feeling perhaps that they’ve missed out on something in a former, more prudish time in their life.
For women who have been partnered or married for a long time, divorce or separation can be an incredibly liberating time of life. New-found freedom turns into the opportunity to try new things, and increasingly this means exploring their sexuality and throwing caution to the wind. Before they know it, women who might never have imagined themselves paying for companionship or sex or both suddenly decide they’re unbothered by the prospect.
If a person – male or female – suspects they may have bisexual or homosexual tendencies, it can be difficult to find a safe and confidential outlet. You want to explore your sexuality, but not only are you unsure as to where your tendencies lie, you don’t want to go through the process of dating through conventional channels.
It’s far easier to hire an escort, live out your wildest fantasies and see if you enjoy it. If you do, fantastic. If you don’t, the whole thing remains 100% confidential and you can walk away without a shred of guilt. Experts agree that exploring our sexuality is both healthy and important – why not do it through the safest and most reassuring channel possible?
On the whole, one of the biggest reasons why escort services are in growing demand in general is changing attitudes. Slowly but surely, societies begin to accept that the provision of escort services is neither ‘evil’ nor ‘immoral’. Far from a taboo subject the public is afraid to discuss, escort services are almost becoming mainstream in some parts of the UK.
Added to which, the more liberal attitudes to escort services in Europe – famously mainstream and accessible in countries like The Netherlands and Germany – have helped move the conversation about using escorts forward. Holidaymakers coming home from short breaks to Amsterdam or Berlin can doubtlessly attest to this.
The ubiquity of the internet and online services have also helped increase the visibility of escorts in the UK. This has served to reform the ‘grubby’ back-alley view of the men and women providing this service, professionalising their appearance and helping to make the idea more palatable to a wider customer base – including women.
The result of all of this is a significant and on-going acceleration in demand – both from male and female clients alike. And of course, the fact that a better quality of services have become so readily available over the internet is also contributing to the cause – sex or companionship is only ever a few clicks away.
So while some may have lashed out at Lily Allen’s choices while on tour, others have commended her open-mindedness and honesty. Millions of women worldwide are hiring escorts on a regular basis, but only a handful have the courage to admit it.