In contrast to prostitution, an escort is officially in a profession. It is accepted as a respectable business and there is a lot of money in it. An escort provides her client with companionship for a defined period. Now it is true that an escort almost always has sex with her client, but there are cases where this doesn’t happen.
There are many businessmen who travel to the UK and are in for a short visit for a few days. They don’t always have somebody with them to give them company. Escorts ladies fill this gap by giving them company with some extra services.
They accompany their clients wherever they go such as for parties and other meetings. It is customary to have a female companion with you as a businessman.
Prostitutes, of course, offer no such services to their clients. All sexual activities with clients are considered private and not part of the service. Sex takes place with the mutual consent of both parties and it may be paid for or not.
Of course, unofficially, the fee always includes an amount for sexual service. An escort will never walk the streets looking for business and work is carried out in the privacy of her apartment, the clients place or a hotel.