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A call girl or escort is a sex worker who (unlike a street walker) is not visible to the general public. Nor does she usually belong to an institution like a brothel. One must summon her, usually by calling a telephone number — hence the term "call girl". Often, call girls advertise their services in small ads in magazines and through the Internet, although an intermediary advertiser such as an escort agency may be involved in promoting higher class escorts. The lower-class side of escorts may be handled by a pimp.

There are two different types of Escorts: Independents Escorts and Escorts that work for an Escort Agency. Call girls can work either incall, where the client comes to them, or outcall, where they come to the client.

Call girls are commonly perceived to be elite amongst prostitutes, far more skilled, able to pick and choose amongst their potential clients and therefore demand higher prices for their services, and are more attractive, educated, well-groomed and youthful than street prostitutes. An escort service will not take on any woman who is unattractive, has a visible drug problem (such as needle marks from injecting drugs), or who presents an overly negative personality. Also, many escort agencies do criminal background checks on applicants to weed out those that have been arrested for street prostitution or other types of crimes.



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