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So brothels — classed as two or more women working together — are illegal, making the City Sauna's activities against the law. Inside, the reception is welcoming, with huge comfy seats - and the bedrooms are bright and clean, with fresh towels and flowers laid out on the crisp linen of the bed. A working mum in her early 30s, she turned to sex work to put food on the table after a break up left her in debt. But with brothels only accounting for five percent of the sex trade in the UK, safe places for sex workers are rare and the introduction of Universal Credit has seen a rise in women turning to prostitution. According to the show, 70 per cent of sex workers were previously employed in healthcare, education or charities and a third have university degrees. But local residents say the girls then have "nowhere to go" with their clients and are still "dicing with death" by getting into strange cars. On the streets the girls have got nothing to protect them.
They've never met before, but Charlotte has a lot of regular female clients who pay her to perform oral sex and kiss and cuddle them - some when their husbands are away. The year-old has been working in the sex industry for 18 years, and tells Sun Online that like Lily Allen - who has admitted sleeping with female escorts in - more and more women are using female sex workers. Here, Charlotte, and another sex worker, Faye, reveal what it's like to be paid to sleep with other women - and how they compare to male punters. She had the "soulmate connection" with her husband and they had a good sex life - but she wanted that softness, that female caress that women can give other women.
As well as paying men for their time between the sheets, women are also prepared to pay for "companionship". The so-called "boyfriend experience" involves male escorts meeting up with their female clients and going for a drink or a meal before progressing onto a massage and then sex. The new academic study, led by principal investigator Dr Sarah Kingston, of Lancaster University and co-led by Dr Natalie Hammond at Manchester Metropolitan University, promises to be the most in-depth analysis of the subject ever undertaken in the UK. Its early findings reveal that the record numbers of women who pay for sex come from all backgrounds and ages, although there are a high number of women in their thirties and forties. Escorts said that while some of the women didn't want or have time for relationships, others were already in a relationship but wanted to spice things up.