Online sex girls ‘signing their own death sentence’
by Sam Malone, Wales On Sunday
SORDID Welsh vice girls are brazenly selling unprotected sex online for higher prices – risking a national boom in sexually transmitted diseases.
A Wales on Sunday investigation found dozens of women offering unprotected sex, in exchange for a higher fee, through adverts on popular internet escort sites.
The news was greeted with horror last night by sexual health campaigners, and even a former brothel madam who feared the women were “signing their own death sentence”.
Becky Adams, a one-time Brecon Convent girl who spent 20 years working in the seedy world of the sex industry, said selling unsafe sex was “seriously frowned upon”. She said: “It’s something which sends the whole industry into complete shock and horror.“If it were one of my girls, then it would’ve been a sackable offence in an instant.”
According to Madam Becky, although there are often a lot of girls advertising on the internet, it is not something she considered “the norm”.“Even in the massage parlours, it’s rare to find anyone who offers such services,” she said.
“There’s often threads on sex workers’ internet forums which discuss girls offering this, and it’s never positive.“Most ladies who are working girls are absolutely obsessed with their safety. If anything, I would say most working girls are cleaner than many other women, because they have regular checks at least every three months.”She added that she did not know the reasons behind the offer, but said the women could be attempting to “exploit a gap in the market”.“I don’t think it’s a case of women in such dire straits that they’re desperate, they have to be fairly switched on and they know what they’re doing.
It’s a choice they have chosen to make.”
During her career, Madam Becky said condoms were a way of life for all her girls and, paranoid of contracting STDs, they all insisted on using them.She added her customers were also conscious of the health risks involved in having unprotected sex.
“If a girl is offering unprotected sex and she sees between 10 to 15 customers a day, then she’s clearly at risk of spreading sexually transmitted infections.“Most customers understand that if she’s offering that to you, then she’s offering it to everyone else. But it doesn’t really happen, because it’s so frowned upon.”
Madam Becky said unsafe sex was something everyone involved in the industry was keen to distance themselves from.She said: “You’d get other girls trying to get rivals into trouble by accusing them of offering it, but it was rare.
If it was a new girl offering it, then she’d be out the door straight away. You wouldn’t want your business associated with such a disgusting offer.
“There’s got to be easier ways for girls to kill themselves, if they are determined to damage themselves, then they might as well jump off a building.”
Leanne Wood, AM for South Wales Central, said she was concerned at what appeared a worrying trend.She said: “It’s disturbing to hear that people are advertising unprotected sex on the internet, when the risks should be widely known and understood.“Many sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Wales. For example, earlier this year figures revealed a rise of 18% in the number of diagnosed chlamydia cases.
The number treated for HIV also rose.“As money gets tighter for people, unsafe practices such as this will increase, because they will attract higher rates of payment.“I would urge those involved in this work to seriously consider the long-term consequences of contracting STDs, some of which can be life-limiting.”
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