Arriving in an affluent and very pleasant area of Bournemouth I knocked on the door of a secluded luxurious house, a new Mercedes sits in the drive way, this could be the house of a wealthy businessmen but it is the private home of a woman who has made her money escorting.
Claudia is a blonde, 5’1, 38 year old independent escort who has lived in Bournemouth her whole life. This is her story.
I started in the business at 27. Before that I held a number of jobs in the beauty industry – from working on a cosmetics counter in Boots to a nail salon and a masseuse. I’m blonde and have 30G breasts and I know people will think that I’m some typical blonde bimbo but I’m also privately educated and consider myself well read – I just love sex.
No one ever pressured me into this job and my family and friends have no idea what I do. I have my own life outside of my working hours and there is no overlap between business and my regular life. My upbringing was normal – no abuse and no hidden issues that would force me into this work. I love my family and they love me.
It can be difficult to hide my work from my family – if they have figured out what I do then they have never said anything. I have a lot of family money anyway and this job helps to pay for life’s little luxuries.
There are two reasons why I do this job and why I’ve done it for over 10 years – I love sex and it pays very well. Sex is what I do and I’m very good at it. I pride myself on maintaining a high standard in my work. It means customers are satisfied and that will mean repeat business and more money.
I arrange clients through an adult website. I have my own profile and this way the client knows exactly what is on offer and what isn’t. They get to see pictures of me and decide if I am the girl they want. I feel it’s important for there to be a level of trust and the clients need to feel assured that I am who I say I am and do what I say I do.
I often ask clients to leave a review which I publish for others to see. I have conversations with clients everyday who have had bad experiences with escorts, these girls don’t display any feedback and it’s obvious why – I’m proud to say I have 100% positive feedback.
Not everyone who is doing this is legitimate and that goes for the Escort agencies as well as independent workers.
I’m very open about what I charge and offer all services to my clients for flat fee’s: 15 minutes will cost you £60, an hour £180, 2 hours £350 and an overnight stay will cost you £1800 but that is a special service and that would only be available to a regular client that I trust. I don’t charge extra for fetishes like bondage, domination, watersports or anal – I am happy to do any of these but they aren’t requested too frequently.
I am single and have never been married but I have never been happier. I never wanted to marry and I don’t want to have kids. I just don’t have that maternal instinct.
Because I’m my own boss I work when I want. I know girls who have worked for those agencies and they have no choice in who they see and they have a boss. The bosses take a cut of what they earn and I don’t see anything different from a prostitute having a pimp.
I don’t agree with how how they are run and I’m sure it won’t be long until they are shut down.
I always meet my client at the door and I usually wear just some underwear – I find this helps to put them in the mood straight away. We don’t go straight into sex – it’s important for them to feel relaxed. I always have drinks available and offer the use of a shower to freshen up. After that I will meet them in the bedroom and we do whatever they want.
I happily describe myself as a nymphomaniac – I don’t think it’s a problem and I’ll continue working as long as I enjoy it and want to.
This business isn’t for everybody but I have seen a lot more women and men take to escorting. I don’t know if this is because it is safer than street prostitution – but it definitely is.
As told to James Nunns in Bournemouth. The interviewee has been granted anonymity, and the interview has been lightly edited for clarity.