Ireland is a profitable and friendly country for escorts to work in.

For many years, ladies from all over the world have been travelling to Ireland to work as escorts, because of the very favourable conditions that exist for female escorts in Ireland.

Ireland was once dominated by escort agencies, but there are not so many escort agencies in Ireland now. The majority of escorts in Ireland are now independent escorts, many of them touring ladies.

Ireland is generally a very safe country, but that's not to say escorts can afford to adopt a careless attitude towards their own safety in Ireland. There are bad clients and other dangers in Ireland, just like anywhere else, so always take sensible precautions when working as an escort in Ireland, in the interest of maintaining your own safety, security and well being. Unfortunately anti-prostitution organisations have a strong influence in Ireland and this leads to some negative discrimination towards escorts.

The Republic of Ireland has seen massive economic growth in recent years. The initial boom years were 1996 - 2001 and this was when we first came to start hearing the expression 'Celtic Tiger' being used across the world to describe Ireland's phenomenal economic success. In this period disposable income soared to record levels enabling a huge rise in consumer spending. The global economic downturn of 2001 did slow things down for a couple of years, as you would expect, but, by 2003, the Irish economy was racing ahead again and economists were talking of the 'Celtic Tiger II'. All this has of course been great for the Irish escort business.

2008 did bring a global financial crisis and Ireland has not been untouched by this. However the sex industry in Ireland is as recession-proof as it gets. A recession will always leave some clients thinking more carefully about how they spend their money, and in response escorts may have to make sure their pricing is competitive, but the number of clients seeking escort services in Ireland and the number of escorts available in Ireland continues to grow!

Ten years ago the Irish escort business employed mainly Irish and UK females, but it is now very international, with ladies from lots of different countries working as escorts in Ireland, alongside Irish and UK ladies. This is a natural change that has occurred largely because of the great economic conditions in Ireland and the fact that nationals of many EU countries are now free to live and work in Ireland.

In some countries escorting been negatively impacted by an influx of foreign workers, forcing prices to drop. This hasn't happened in Ireland though, because Ireland is not flooded with cheap sex services like street prostitution, massage parlours, saunas and working flats. These types of services are rare or do not exist in Ireland at all, hence the Irish escort industry faces no real competition from these businesses.

Attention! We are not medically trained. The information on this site should not be construed as medical advice.

Most escorts are very safe sex conscious, making having sex with an escort arguably safer in general than having a one-night-stand with a 'regular' woman, but clients should not rely on their escort to take all the necessary precautions.

Before You Engage in Sex:

Both escort and client should be thoroughly clean. If either party has any piercings, cuts, sores or rashes these should be covered with a plaster (It is recommended that people who bite their nails wear surgical gloves for fingering activities, due to the risk of bleeding). Check for pubic lice if there is public hair (Most sex workers are shaven). Jewellery or other items of clothing with sharp edges should not be worn as they can cause injury or tear condoms.

Sexual Activities & the Risks:

Vaginal Sex - Using a condom will help to protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STI) during vaginal sex. Condoms containing Nonoxynol 9 should not be used by female sex workers or other women who have lots of vaginal sex. Vaginal sex without a condom is not safe, escorts offering it or clients requesting it should be AVOIDED!

Anal Sex - Using a condom and a water-based lubricant, such as KY Jelly, will help protect you against STI during anal sex. However, other lubricants, especially oil-based ones, are unsuitable. Specially toughened condoms designed for anal intercourse are available and may offer more protection. Condoms containing Nonoxynol 9 should not be used for anal sex. Anal sex without a condom is not safe, escorts offering it or clients requesting it should be AVOIDED!

Oral Sex - Condoms can dramatically reduce the risk of STI transmission during oral sex and a barrier, such as a dental dam, can give oral protection. Herpes type 1 or 2, causing cold sores around the mouth or genital sores, may be passed on through oral sex. The person giving oral sex may also be at risk from gonorrhoea and chlamydia, or syphilis on the tongue and lips. Hepatitis C is generally only contained in blood and so may only be transmitted if blood is present. HIV and Hepatitis B can pose a small risk for both the active and receptive partner. Both can occur when the active partner gets sexual fluid or blood into a cut, sore, or ulcer somewhere in their mouth or throat. The linings of the mouth and throat are resistant to viral infections such as HIV, so infection is unlikely. Transmission from an HIV positive active partner to an HIV negative receptive partner is uncommon, because HIV it is normally only present in saliva in very low levels. There is a bigger risk of transmission from bleeding wounds or gums in the HIV positive person's mouth or on their lips, which may transfer blood onto the other person's genitals, or into any cuts or sores they may have. Whether or not oral sex should ever be engaged in without protection is for escorts and escort clients to decide for themselves... Some do, some don't!

Rimming - Rimming involves oral contact around the anus. To reduce the chance of infection, good anal hygiene before sex and good oral hygiene after sex is vital. Using a barrier like a dental dam to prevent poo from getting into your mouth can help protect you from the possible risks, which are a range of intestinal parasites and Hepatitis A.

Sex Toys - The most important thing when using sex toys is to make sure they're clean beforehand. For added protection, condoms can be put over them. Condoms should be changed between insertions. The risks with sharing sex toys include bacterial infections and Hepatitis A, or, if there's blood present, Hepatitis B and C and HIV.

Watersports & Hardsports - If the person being pissed on has no unbroken skin, there is a relatively low risk of passing on any infection. Poo play is more of a risk, because poo contains organisms which can cause illness or infection. Poo doesn't usually contain HIV, but it can contain the hepatitis A virus. There's a chance of infection when poo comes into contact with broken skin or if it comes into contact with the mouth or eyes.

Further Information About Safe Sex:

For more information about safe sex, we recommend

Regular Sexual Health Check Ups:

Escorts and escort clients should have regular sexual health checks at an STD / STI / GUM Clinic. Escorts will also often be offered Hepatitis jabs. You should be honest with the sexual health advisor at the GUM Clinic, i.e. tell them you are an escort or an escort client... Don't worry, they won't be shocked, they have heard it all before!

STD / STI / GUM Clinics:

To find a GUM clinic near you visit (Republic of Ireland) or (Northern Ireland).

Sexual Health Projects in Ireland Specifically for Sex Workers:

Chrysalis Mobile Health Clinic

Dublin - Northside of the city - please ring or text for details of location, North Co. Dublin, Dublin

086 2198853

Wednesdays 7 - 10pm

GOSHH (Gender, Orientation, Sexual Health, HIV)

Limerick City - Redwood House, 18 Davis Street

061 314354 (087 2192848)

Mon 2.15pm - 5.00pm, Tues - Fri 9.15am - 5.00pm. Out of hours support available (ask for Billie)

We will list any sexual health project for prostitutes located in Ireland here FREE of charge. Please contact our Advertising department to get your sexual health project for Irish sex workers listed here.

If you are experiencing an emergency situation please call the police.

Human trafficking for sexual exploitation is an abhorrent crime that must be stopped. We fully support the work of NGOs and law enforcement in investigating and convicting these crimes.

If you suspect that a person may be trafficked, please report it to the following places:

Republic of Ireland Blue Blindfold Campaign

Northern Ireland Modern slavery & exploitation helpline

Rest of World:
Human Trafficking Help and Resources Human Trafficking Help and Resources
Stop the traffik Stop the traffik

Pimps/traffickers often exhibit the following behaviors or characteristics:

  • Jealous, controlling and violent
  • Significantly older than female companions
  • Promise things that seem too good to be true
  • Encourage victims to engage in illegal activities to achieve their goals and dreams
  • Buys expensive gifts or owns expensive items
  • Is vague about his/her profession
  • Pushy or demanding about sex
  • Encourages inappropriate sexual behavior
  • Makes the victim feel responsible for his/her financial stability. Very open about financial matter

Warning signs that an individual may be being trafficked:

  • Physical abuse such as burn marks, bruises or cuts
  • Unexplained absences from class
  • Sexualized behavior
  • Overly tired in class
  • Withdrawn, depressed, distracted or checked out
  • Brags about making or having lots of money
  • Less appropriately dressed than before or new expensive clothes, accessories or shoes
  • New tattoo (tattoos are often used by pimps as a way to brand victims. Tattoos of a name, symbol of money or barcode could indicate trafficking)
  • Older boyfriend or new friends with a different lifestyle
  • Talks about wild parties or invites other students to attend parties
  • Shows signs of gang affiliation (colors, notebook doodles of gang symbols, etc.)

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The Irish escort business is full of lingo that might not be easily understandable to all, especially those new to the business. This is a guide to the meaning of various terms you may encounter in this business. We have included Irish escort and adult lingo, sex terms and regional slang.

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69 - Simultaneous fellatio and cunnilingus.

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A - Short for anal sex.
AC/DC - Slang for bisexual.
Active - In male/male sex the active partner is the one who performs anal penetration.
Age Play - Role play involving pretending to be a child.
A-Levels - UK / Irish euphemism for anal sex.
Anal - Short for anal sex.
Anal Sex - Using the rectum for sexual intercourse.
Around The World - Slang for kissing the entire body.
AWO - Acronym for anal without, meaning anal sex without a condom.

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Backdoor - Slang for a woman's anus.
Bad Client - Term used by escorts / prostitutes to describe dangerous / violent or non-paying clients.
Bait & Switch - When a bad escort or escort agency uses photos of very attractive ladies that are not really available in their advertising, in order to 'reel' punters in.
Balls - Slang for the testicles.
Bareback - Slang for sex without a condom.
BBBJ - Acronym for bareback blow job, i.e. oral sex on man without a condom.
BBW - Acronym for big beautiful woman. Larger escorts often describe themselves as BBWs.
BDSM - This is a term which describes a number of related patterns of sexual behaviour. The major sub groupings are: Bondage (B), Bondage & Discipline (B&D), Domination & Submission (D&S, DS, D/S) and Sadism & Masochism (or Sadomasochism) (S&M, SM).
Beat the Meat - Slang for male masturbation.
Beaver - Slang for the vagina.
BJ - Acronym for blow job, meaning fellatio.
Bi - Short for bisexual.
Bi Curious - A term for someone who is curious about or willing to experiment with bisexual activities.
Bird - UK / Irish slang term for a woman.
Blow Job - Fellatio.
Blue Balls - Severe need to experience sexual orgasm in a male.
Bold - In Ireland bold means naughty.
Bondage - When restraints are placed on the body.
Bondage & Discipline - Also abbreviated to B&D. This could involve several sexual practices like bondage, slave training, corporal punishment and dominant / submissive role play.
Boner - Slang for an erection.
Boning - Slang for sexual intercourse.
Bottom - The sub in a sub / dom relationships or the male who receives anal penetration in a male/male relationship.
Box - Irish slang for the vagina.
Brasser - Slang for escort / prostitute. Unique to Dublin / Ireland.
Brazilian - A waxing where most or all the pubic hair is removed.
Brothel - A house of prostitution. In Ireland this word has negative connotations and brothels tend to market themselves as escort agencies.
Brown Showers - Another name for hardsports.
Bugger - To perform anal intercourse.
Bukkake - Sexual practice where several men ejaculate on the face of a woman.
Bumhole - Slang for the anus.
Bush - Slang for the female genital area, specifically pubic hair.

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Call Girl - Not used much in Ireland, but this term means a high-class escort or prostitute who only works outcall.
Call Out - Term used in Ireland meaning outcall.
Call In - Term used in Ireland meaning incall.
Cat O' Nine Tails - A multi-thonged whip.
Cherry - Slang for the intact hymen of a virgin. Popping her cherry is breaking her virginity.
Clit - Short for clitoris.
CIM - Acronym for cum (ejaculate) in mouth.
Cock - Slang for penis.
Cock & Ball Torture - Also CBT. BDSM practice of attaining pleasure by inflicting / receiving painful stimulation to the male genitals.
COF - Acronym for cum (ejaculate) on face.
Coitus - Sexual intercourse.
Completion - Orgasm. For example, OWO to completion means oral sex without a condom until ejaculation.
Cowgirl - Position for sexual intercourse, the man on his back, the woman sitting on top.
Covered - Used when describing services, to mean with a condom.
CP - Acronym for corporal punishment.
Crack - Slang for the vagina or buttocks.
Cream - Slang for ejaculation / semen.
Creampie - Ejaculation into the vagina or anus without a condom.
Cross Dressing - Sometimes abbreviated to CD, means dressing up as the opposite sex, usually males dressing up as females.
Cum - Also come. Slang for orgasaming / ejaculation / semen.
Cunnilingus - Oral sex in which the mouth or tongue is used to stimulate the vulva and clitoris of a woman.
Cunt - Slang for the vagina (derogatory).

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Daisy Chain - Sexual activities in which several people are stimulating each other's genitals simultaneously.
Deep Throat - A form of fellatio that involves accommodating the whole length of the penis in the mouth and throat.
Dick - Slang for penis.
Dildo - A sex toy, usually made of silicone, rubber or jelly, which is used to enhance sexual pleasure by insertion into the vagina or anus.
Discipline - See Bondage & Discipline
Dog - Irish slang for an unattractive woman (derogatory).
Doggie Style - Slang for a sexual position where the male penetrates the female from behind.
Dogging - UK and Ireland phenomena. People go to public places to have exhibitionistic sex so other people (voyeurs) can watch.
Dogwide - Also Deadwide, Wide. Term used in Irish escort business to describe someone who knows the business well and is not to be taken for a fool.
Domination - Domination is where one partner dominates over the other. Escorts and other ladies in Ireland offering domination are offering to be a dominant partner. Also Dominant, Dom, Domme, Domina, Dominatrix - The person that is in charge. If the person is a male he is called a dominant or dom; if female she is called a domme, domina or dominatrix.
Double Penetration - When a woman is penetrated by two men simultaneously, one in the vagina and one in the anus.
Dungeon - A place for BDSM activities to go on in.
Dyke - Slang term for a lesbian.

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Eating - Slang for vaginal oral sex.
Escort - A person who sells companionship.
Escort Agency - An agency with numerous escorts on its books.
Exhibitionist - A person who derives sexual gratification by displaying his or her body to others.

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Face Sitting - Slang for the practice of a woman sitting on a man's face, smothering him.
Facial - This is where a man ejaculates over a female's face.
Fanny - Slang for vagina.
Family Jewels - Slang for the testicles.
Field Report - Also FR. A review of an experience with an escort or prostitute written by a client. See the E-I Escort Reviews section for escort reviews.
Fellatio - Kissing, nibbling, licking or sucking the penis.
Female Ejaculation - When a woman ejects fluid from her vagina during orgasm.
Fetish - An extreme sexual interest in a particular activity, object or a part of the body.
Fisting - The art of inserting the whole hand inside the vagina or anus.
Flagellation - Whipping or beating to sexual orgasm.
Flasher - A man who displays his genitals in public places.
Foot Fetish / Foot Worship - Sexual obsession towards feet or shoes.
Foreplay - Term used to describe sexual activity that takes place in the early stages of arousal.
French - French sex. Another term for fellatio.
French Kissing - A kiss with one or both partner's tongues inserted into the other's mouth.
Full Service - This generally means full sex and fellatio.
Full Sex - Vaginal intercourse.

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GFE - Acronym for Girlfriend Experience. A GFE is where an escort or prostitute provides a girlfriend type experience, i.e. french kissing etc.
Gang-Bang - Sexual practice where a woman has vaginal intercourse with several men in succession.
Gigolo - Slang term used to describe a male escort / prostitute.
Give Head - To perform oral sex.
Go Down On - To perform oral sex.
Golden Shower - Watersports.
Greek - Anal sex.

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Hand Job - Masturbation, particularly at the hands of another.
Hardsports - Also H/S. Defecation in a sexual context. Usually means the escort defecating over the client or for the client to watch.
Hard On - Slang for the state of male sexual arousal resulting in the erection and hardening of the penis.
Hole - Irish slang for vagina, e.g. male says, 'I got my hole', meaning he had sex.
Hooker - Prostitute.
Horny - Slang for being sexually aroused.
Humiliation - Humiliation in a sexual context, whereby one person gains arousal / excitement from being humiliated and demeaned.
Hustler - Prostitute that searches for customers, largely American term.

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Incall - Escort booking where the client visits the escort. Opposite of outcall.
Independent Escort - An escort who works for herself, not an escort agency.
Infantilism - Infant-like behaviour in role play, e.g. wearing a nappy.

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Jack Off/ Jerk Off - Slang term meaning to masturbate.
John - A slang term for an escort / prostitute client.
Johnny - Slang for condom.

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Knockers - Irish slang for breasts.
Knocking Shop - UK / Ireland slang term meaning brothel.

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Lap Dancing - A form of adult entertainment popular in the UK and Ireland where a woman dances provocatively while wearing little or no clothing.
Lash - Irish slang, a lash is a good-looking person.
Lay - To perform sexual intercourse.
Load - The fluid from an ejaculation.

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Masochism - See Sadism & Masochism.
Massage - Rubbing, stroking or kneading a person's body, sometimes with oil, for sensual or sexual pleasure or to relieve stress, pain or stiffness.
Massage Parlour - Local Authority licensed premises in the UK where female masseuses offer massage and often prostitution services too.
Masturbation - Sexual stimulation of one's own or another's sexual organs, usually with the hands, but also with other parts of the body or with objects.
Mature - A term used to describe an older women in the adult world. In Ireland, escorts as young as 30+ will often describe themselves as mature.
Ménage à Trois - Three people engaging in sexual activity together, often involving a couple and an outside lover.
Minger - Irish slang for an unattractive woman (derogatory).
Missionary Position / Mish - A position during sexual intercourse where the man is on top of the woman and lying between her legs.
Mistress - A woman who takes control in SM role play.
MMF - A male-male-female threesome.
Muff - Irish slang for vagina.

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Natasha - Slang term for Russian / Eastern European escort / prostitute.
Nymphomaniac - A women who feels a compulsion to have sex with as many men as possible.
Nuts - Slang for testicles.

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O-Levels - UK / Irish euphemism for oral sex.
Oral - Short for oral sex.
Oral Sex - Either fellatio or cunnilingus but usually the former in the context of escort talk.
Orgasm - The climax of sexual excitement, usually involving rhythmic contractions of the pelvis and genital muscles, which produces highly pleasurable sensations throughout the body. In the male it is usually accompanied by ejaculation.
OTK - Over the knee (spanking).
Outcall - Where the escort visits the client at his home or hotel. Opposite of incall.
OWO - Acronym for oral without. Means the woman performs oral sex on the man without a condom.

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Passive - In male/male sex the passive partner is the one who receives anal penetration.
Peeping Tom - A person who derives sexual satisfaction from watching others undress or engage in sexual activity. Also known as a voyeur.
Pearl Necklace - A male ejaculating over a female's breasts / shoulders / neck.
Phone Sex - Talking dirty and / or the act of mutual masturbation or fondling while talking on the telephone.
Pimp - A person who inducts and / or manages prostitutes.
POA - Acronym for price on application. Term often used in escort advertisements where escort doesn't publish her rates.
Pro - Prostitute.
Prostitution / Prostitute - The practice of engaging in sexual activities in exchange for money. A person who engages in such activity is known as a prostitute.
Provider - Prostitute.
PSE - Acronym for porn star experience, meaning seeing an escort or prostitute who is a porn star.
Punter - An escort or prostitute client
Pussy - Slang for vagina.

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Quickie - A very brief sex act.

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Red Light District - An area of a city or town where prostitution services are easily available.
Rent Boy - A male prostitute, often young, who provides gay sexual services.
Reverse - Means the opposite way round to that which is most common between an escort or prostitute and her client. For example, reverse oral means cunnilingus.
Ride - Irish slang for sexual intercourse. A good-looking person can also be called a ride.
Rimming - The practice of licking or sucking the anus of a partner.
RLD - Acronym for red light district.
Role Play - To act out a fantasy or desire with a partner, e.g. boss and secretary, teacher and pupil, nurse and patient.
Rubber - Slang for condom.
Russian - Slang for thrusting penis between a woman's breasts, simulating intercourse.

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Sadism & Masochism / Sadomasochism / SM / S&M - A form of sexual practice in which pleasure is gained from a combination of sadism and masochism. Sadism is a form of sexual practice in which a person gains pleasure from inflicting pain on another. Masochism is a form of sexual behaviour in which a person derives sexual pleasure from feeling pain, or having humiliation or domination inflicted on them.
Scat - Any sexual practice that involves faeces. Also see hardsports.
Screw - Slang for the act of sexual intercourse.
Sex - On its own usually means vaginal intercourse.
Sex Slave - A person consensually choosing to be a slave in the BDSM sense or a victim of trafficking.
Sex Worker - One who is paid for providing sex or sexually arousing conditions, including prostitution, striptease, lap dancing, commercial phone sex, and erotic massage.
Sex Toys - Devices that are designed to give or increase sexual pleasure, e.g. vibrators.
Shag - Irish slang for the act of sexual intercourse.
Slag - UK / Irish slang for a dislikeable promiscuous woman (derogatory).
Slapper - Irish slang for a woman who has or who has had many sexual partners (derogatory).
Slave - A submissive that is involved in a slave / master fantasy.
Slave Training - The instruction of a submissive in a dominant's preference. The submissive's behaviour is hereby conditioned.
Slut - Slang for a woman who has or who has had many sexual partners (derogatory).
Snogging - French kissing.
Snowballing - The act of transferring semen from one mouth to another.
Sodomy - Anal intercourse.
Solicit / Soliciting - To offer sexual services in return for money, especially in a public place.
Spanking - Spanking another for the sexual gratification of either or both parties.
Spank the Monkey - Irish slang for act of male masturbation.
Spoons - A position for sexual intercourse, both partners lying on their side, with the man behind the woman.
Spunk - Slang for semen.
Squirt - Slang for female ejaculation.
Stallion - A male who possesses a very large penis.
Straight sex - Vaginal intercourse.
Strap On - A dildo that is worn around the waist by a female, via a strap, in order to perform anal sex on a male.
Streetwalker - A street prostitute.
Stud - A male who is in great demand as a sex partner.
Submissive / Sub - A submissive is a partner who allows the other to dominate over him / her. Ladies that say they are submissive are offering to be a submissive partner.
Sub / Dom - Sexual practices in which partners take defined dominant and submissive roles.
Suck off - To perform oral intercourse on the penis.
Sugar Daddy - A man who keeps a younger person for sexual favours.
Swallows - Means that the woman swallows the man's cum.
Swinging - Partner swapping and sharing within groups of friends or associates. Swinging may involve singles or couples having sex play in pairs or groups, in front of each other or in private.
Switch hitter - A bi-sexual.

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Tart - A woman who has or who has had many sexual partners or is an escort / prostitute (normally derogatory but not always offensive).
Tea Bagging - The act of placing the testicles in the mouth of a partner.
Timewaster - A term escorts use to describe clients who make enquiries and bookings with no intention of following through.
TLC - Acronym for tender loving care.
Top - The dom in a sub / dom relationships or the male who gives anal penetration in a male/male relationship.
Touring Escort - An escort who is only touring the area she is available in temporarily.
Trafficking - Trafficking is where vulnerable women and girls in foreign countries are duped into travelling to another country in order to work as prostitutes. For more information on trafficking, see our Human Trafficking section.
Training - Slave training.
Trick - Slang for sexual services performed by a prostitute. Turning a Trick is the act of performing a sexual act for money.

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Uncovered - Without a condom
Uncut - Term used to describe an uncircumcised penis.
Uniforms - Escorts that advertise 'uniforms' are saying they have uniforms they can dress up in for clients, e.g. schoolgirl, policewoman / bean garda, nurse.

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Vacuum cleaner - One who applies great suction during oral sex.
Vanilla Sex - Refers to what society regards as standard or conventional sexual behaviour. Often used to describe sex with no kinky elements or missionary position sex.
Vibrator - Sex aid, powered by mains electricity or batteries, that vibrates rhythmically to produce sensual pleasure.
Vice Squad - A police unit set up to specifically target prostitution.
Voyeur - A person who enjoys and becomes sexually aroused by watching others undress or engage in sexual activities.

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Watersports - Also W/S. Urination in a sexual context. Usually means the escort urinating over the client or for the client to watch.
WG - Working girl.
Whore - An escort, prostitute or sex worker (derogatory).
With - Usually means 'with a condom'
Without - Usually means 'without a condom'.
Working Girl - An escort, prostitute or sex worker.

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Working together for a safer escort industry

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Sex work is not inherently violent. Most clients are good clients. But sex workers in Ireland all too frequently encounter intimidation, violence and other forms of abuse. All criminal behaviour towards sex workers is unacceptable.

We support the right of sex workers to engage in their work as safely as possible.

Attention! We are not legally trained. The information on this site should not be construed as legal advice.

If you are interested in escorting in Ireland you may find this information on the law in relation to Irish escort advertising useful.

In the Republic of Ireland you will not find escorts adverts in newspapers, magazines, the Golden Pages or any print publication. Republic of Ireland print publications do not take escort ads.

Republic of Ireland prostitution law is not completely dissimilar to UK prostitution law. Like in the UK, prostitution itself is not illegal in the Republic of Ireland, but the law does criminalise many activities associated with it. In the Republic of Ireland, the law clearly prohibits the advertising of brothels and prostitution, and this law has been used to prosecute publishers of escorts adverts in recent history. This is why no Irish print publications take escort adverts today.

It is Section 23 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 that prohibits advertising of brothels and prostitution in the Republic of Ireland. Click here if you would like to read the full text of it.

The case that sealed the fate of escort advertising in print publications in the Republic of Ireland was that of the In Dublin magazine. The In Dublin magazine carried adverts for escort and massage services until a 1998 Garda (Irish police) crackdown on those who profit from prostitution saw it banned from carrying all such advertisements by the Censorship of Publications Board and criminal proceedings brought against the magazine's publisher, Mike Hogan, which resulted in him having to pay a €63,500 fine.

You may say "But escorts are not prostitutes!" but that's a moot point here. No Republic of Ireland print publication has taken escort adverts since the In Dublin case, and, unless the law changes, this is unlikely to. In 2004 a Sunday Mirror investigation did reveal that two British lads mags that are sold in the Republic of Ireland, FHM and Maxim, were carrying escort adverts. However both magazines immediately ceased accepting escort adverts when they realised they were facing a ban in the Republic of Ireland because of this.

The Internet is now the only place Republic of Ireland escorts can advertise. Not all websites that list Republic of Ireland escorts are legal though. In fact, as far as we know, is the only dedicated Irish escort commercial website that is legal.

The Irish escort Internet has got some bad press in recent years because, unfortunately, there are a couple of Irish escort websites that are being operated by criminals out there. However, by being a smart shopper, it is very possible to spot rogue Irish escort websites. Criminal Irish escort websites will never market themselves as this - They will invariably promote themselves as anything but bad guys - But, if you are dealing with a legal business, you shouldn't be dealing with people that are obsessed with remaining anonymous to you, only willing to accept payment by cash sent to a mailbox address etc, should you?

Because Northern Ireland is part of the UK, Republic of Ireland law does of course not apply to Northern Ireland. However, only one major publication available in the North, The Sport, carried escort adverts and this publication ceased in 2011. This is probably because Northern Irish society is generally quite prudish when it comes to things like escorting.

Have you taken a look at your Escort Ireland listing lately? Keeping your listing informative, accurate and up-to-date will greatly benefit your business.

Follow these 7 tips and you'll have a top listing on Escort Ireland! We also reward you for keeping us up to date by placing you in all our 'Latest Updates' lists whenever you make a change to your profile or photos.

And remember, making updates to your listing is free and easy. All you have to do is log-in! Here are some questions to ask yourself when looking at your Escort Ireland listing:

Do I have a good selection of genuine recent photos and are they 'Verified'?

We cannot stress the importance of photos enough. It is essential to get good photos of yourself and then get them verified by us!

Each escort profile page has room for up to 6 photos (5 vertical and 1 horizontal). You can update your photos as often as you like.

Do I accept reviews?

Accepting reviews will generally improve your popularity, whereas refusing reviews can do the opposite.

Many clients are suspicious of escorts who do not allow reviews. You can accept reviews but ask that no sexually explicit material is included in your reviews. You can also respond to any review of you that you feel is unfair and ask us to investigate if you believe it is untrue.

Is my introduction text informative, enticing and unique?

An interesting and unique introduction that enables the client to get a better idea of your personality will always attract attention.

A line or two is not enough, your introduction should be at least a couple of paragraphs long. Don't worry if your English isn't perfect, this won't bother clients, but don't make the mistake of not bothering to write anything meaningful!

Do I have all my Favourites listed?

The full list of Favourites you can have is:

69, Anal giving, Anal receiving, Body worship, Bondage, Burn, CIM (Cum in mouth), CIM (with condom), Clothed massage, COB (Cum on body), Cock and ball torture (CBT), Costumes, Couples, Crossdressing, Deep Throat, Dog training, Domination, Face Sitting, Facials, Fetishes, Financial domination, Fingering, Foot Fetish, French Kissing, Genital massage, GFE, Hand job, Handcuffs, Happy ending, Hardsports, Humiliation, Inflicting pain, Kissing ( no tongue), Lap Dancing, Latex/PVC, Massage, Naked massage, Nipple play, Nuru massage, Oral (with condom), OWO (oral without condom), Period play, Phone Sex, Prostate massage, PSE (Porn star experience), Reverse Oral, Rimming, Rimming giving, Rimming receiving, Role Play, Russian, Sex Toys, Shared Showers, Showers/bathtub games, Sissyfication, Slaves accepted, Smothering, Spanking, Spitting, Sports massage, Squirting, Strap On, Submissive, Tantra massage, Tea Bagging, Tie and tease, Trampling, Uniforms, Watersports, Webcam sex. Escort service users often like to know this information and also, if you don't have your Favourites selected in your profile, you won't come back in search results based on Favourites criteria or when website users click on links to see all escorts that have selected a specific Favourite.

Do I have full rates and schedule info?

Unless you genuinely generally work 24 hours a day 7 days a week and decide on a new pricing structure every time the phone rings, don't let your listing suggest this is the case!

Work out what all your standard prices are and when you are generally available and update your profile to include this information.

Do I have a message board profile?

All advertisers will be signed up to the message boards automatically when you create your profile.

This gives you access to our Private Escort Message Boards and your message board presence will also give you increased exposure!

Do I have a video?

Making a video and then uploading it to your Escort Ireland profile is a great way to get noticed.

But remember, we are not a hardcore porn website, so keep it decent, see Advertising T&C's.

Please note that the following information is not intended to provide advice from (E-I) and in no way are E-I responsible for the content or the usage of this information.

The following sections are designed to provide an overview of the law within the Republic of Ireland as regards people involved in the sex trade; that is female, male, transsexual and transvestite escorts providing sexual services in exchange for money. This document provides an overview of what is legal and illegal in the Republic of Ireland as regards sex workers and outlines your legal rights should you be harassed, threatened or arrested. It is divided into a number of sections covering:


Legal Situation: The legal age in Ireland to have consensual sex is 18 years. If you are under 18 years of age and arrested for having sex for money it is a very serious situation for you, customers and, if operating via an agency or brothel, the person operating the business.

It is legal to provide sexual services for money if the provider is aged 18 or over. There are restrictions on how and where these services are provided that are covered in the following sections.


Legal Situation: It is an offence to solicit another person in a street or public place for the purposes of prostitution. That offence applies to everyone, whether male or female, prostitute or client, or even a pimp.

Your Rights:

Ordered to leave the area: A member of the Garda who suspects that a person is loitering in a street or public place for the purposes of selling sex or trying to buy sex, may order the person to leave the area immediately. If the Garda is in plain clothes you have the right to ask for his/her identification but once his/her identity has been confirmed as a Garda you must obey his/her order. Loitering also includes waiting in a car or any form of motor vehicle.

Name and Address: If the Garda suspects that an offence such as solicitation or loitering has been committed, they may arrest that person or require that person to give their correct name and address. If the Garda suspects that the name and/or address are false they may arrest that person. If a person refuses to give their name or address or gives a false name and/or address they may be arrested and fined.

Search: If the Garda suspects that you have committed an offence they have the right to search you with or without your consent and before you have been arrested. The Garda should inform you as to why you are being searched and under what law. You have the right to be searched in a fair and respectful way, and not to be treated in any degrading manner. If the search is more than just a basic search of pockets for example, it should be conducted by a Garda member of the same sex.

Garda Station: A Garda may ‘request‘ you to go to a Garda Station. In this case you can refuse. If arrested you are obliged to accompany the Garda to a Garda Station.

Arrested: The Garda should inform you of the reason for the arrest and under what law they suspect an offence has been committed. If arrested for an offence of soliciting or loitering please see the section on Arrest.


Legal Situation: It is legal in Ireland to work on your own as an escort. It is also legal to work alongside someone who provides other, non sexual services, such as answering the phone, maid or security.

Your Rights: If working on your own or with someone else not connected with providing sex, no offence has been committed. You should explain this situation to the Gardai as best you can. If two or more escorts are found working together from the same premises and arrested, you will most likely be charged with running a brothel. In the case where a Garda calls to the premises you have specific rights as regards searching the premises and allowing Garda access.

If arrested please see section on Arrest.


As per the previous section, it is legal in Ireland to work on your own as an escort. These services can be provided at any indoor location e.g. hotel room, apartment, house, regardless of whether the premises are owned or rented by either the escort or the customer. The key here is that the escort is operating by themselves, so the escort service is legal. Outcalls by an escort operating on this basis are also legal.

It is not legal for two or more people to be offering sexual services from the same apartment, house, hotel room etc. In such cases the location is deemed to be a brothel.

If there are a number of escorts operating from the same building, for example an apartment block, the premises may be considered a brothel if it can be proven that keys for apartments are shared or other aspects shared between escorts e.g. shower or bathroom facilities.

It is also the same if two escorts or more are operating from the one hotel room i.e. it is considered a brothel so is illegal in Ireland.

If operating from separate rooms, be they apartments or hotel rooms, as long as there is no sharing of facilities or phones, laptops etc, the escort will be considered as operating on their own.

In the case where phone calls are answered on behalf of a number of escorts, this may be considered part of running an Escort Agency which is illegal in Ireland.

In the case where two or more escorts provide outcall services to a house, hotel, apartment etc, the location is technically considered a brothel, so this is illegal.

If arrested please see section on Arrest.


Regardless of whether the location is classed as a brothel or not, the same rights apply to escorts working on their own or at locations where two or more escorts are operating from.

Your Rights:

Warrant: Generally a Garda cannot enter your home or place of work without your consent. A search warrant is needed in most circumstances except where a Garda has an arrest warrant for someone occupying the premises or if in pursuit of a suspect. If a Garda asks to enter the premises you should confirm their identity and the Garda station they are based at. Gardai will provide this information for you to check before admitting them. You should ask the nature of their visit and if they have a warrant. If you cannot speak English or read the details of the warrant you should try and explain this as best you can. If the Gardai have no warrant you are not obliged to grant them access.

Search Hotel rooms: A Garda has a right to search an hotel room if they believe an offence has been committed or is about to be committed.

Laptop / Mobile phones: The Gardai can seize anything that they consider may be used as evidence to aid any prosecution case, this includes condoms, lubricants, phones, laptops, cash etc. They can request the password to computers, laptops and PIN numbers for phones or they can request that you show them information contained on any electronic equipment.

Passport or ID Cards: If you are a foreign national the Garda can ask you to produce your passport, ID card, VISA or certificate of registration. If you cannot produce any of these documents you may be detained.


It is illegal in Ireland to control or direct the activities of prostitution and as such Escort Agencies are illegal.

An escort working for an agency, by accepting bookings through the agency for example, but who operates on her own, as per section Escorting on Your Own is working legally. It is useful to make this point again that one escort operating alone can legally provide sexual services in exchange for money.

If the agency is accepting payments on behalf of escorts from customers, or taking a fee from escorts for providing bookings, this is considered to be living off the earnings of prostitution so is illegal in Ireland.

An escort can legally work for someone else who organises her bookings etc, as long as this other person does not engage in providing sexual services for money. It is illegal for the other person to live off any earnings made via the escort though.


It is an offence in Ireland for escorts to advertise the escort services they provide, it is also an offence for people or companies to knowingly print or distribute such material.

It is worth noting that escort adverts can be used as evidence to establish that an offence such as brothel keeping has been committed.


If arrested for an offence of prostitution or running a brothel, which is the more likely offence, you have a number of rights. A Garda does not need an arrest warrant in all cases and even the offence of a non national not providing the necessary ID documents can result in your arrest. You cannot be arrested if a Garda believes you may assist in the investigation of another person e.g. a pimp, unless that person is being investigated for the more serious crime of an offence against the state. More than likely you will be brought to and detained at a Garda station.

Your rights:

Notice: A Garda must tell you that you are under arrest and the reason for your arrest. Do not resist when told that you are under arrest even if there has been no offence committed. If you are told that you have been arrested, even for questioning you should immediately ask to speak to the Member in charge.

Solicitor: You have the right to contact a solicitor. If you do not know a solicitor you should ask the Member In Charge to nominate or call one for you. This right should be pointed out to you when you first arrive at the station. You do not have the right to have your solicitor with you while you are being questioned. You have the right to speak to your solicitor privately when your solicitor arrives in the Garda station. If something happens during questioning and you think you need legal advice, you should ask that the interview be stopped so that you can take advice from your solicitor.

Friend or family member: You are entitled to a member of your family or a friend being told that you have been detained and the location of where you are being held. You are entitled to a visit from a member of your family or a friend or other person.

Search: You may be searched, but you must be told of the reason for the search and the search must be carried out in a respectful manner. You should not be searched by a person of the opposite sex (other than a doctor).

Ill: If you feel unwell you should immediately inform the Member in charge or Garda and ask to see a Doctor. If you are on medication you should inform the Member in charge immediately.

Food, drink and sleep: If you feel hungry or thirsty you should ask for something to eat or drink. You are entitled to be provided with meals, at least 2 light meals and 1 main meal in a 24 hour period. You are also entitled to a reasonable time for sleep or rest. Please note if you opt to sleep your period of detention will be increased by this amount of time e.g. if you sleep for 6 hours you may be kept 6 hours more.

How long can I be kept in custody: Usually the initial period is 6 hours but this may be extended for a further 12 to 18 hours if necessary and it also depends on the charge involved. You can only be interviewed for a maximum of 4 hours at any 1 time.

Garda interview: Only two Garda may interview you at any time and there should be no more than four Garda in the room at any time. Questioning can take different approaches. You have the right NOT to answer any questions but this may be later taken as evidence against you. Please speak to a solicitor before deciding whether to answer questions or not.

Statement: Your evidence will be recorded and read back to you at the end of any questioning so you can correct any mistakes. If you agree with the statement it should be signed, but ONLY after you have consulted with the Solicitor assigned to you. You do not have to sign anything.

English: If you do not understand or speak English well, you have the right to an interpreter. Under no circumstances should you sign or engage in any conversation when under arrest if you do not understand what is being said. Always ask to speak to your appointed solicitor or interpreter if anything is unclear.

Court: You may be charged and brought to court. Your solicitor and Public Defence Counsel will represent you here. You have the right to plead Guilty or Not Guilty. If convicted, the sentence will depend on previous convictions etc. You will not be entered on any Sex Offenders Register but you will have this conviction logged against you in Ireland.


Try and work on your own but for safety reasons try and work with someone who can answer the phone, tidy up etc. This is legal in Ireland.

If charged with something, e.g. running a brothel, you will be brought to court, whether you agree to the charge or not. If you plead guilty that is it, a sentence will be imposed and publicity may follow. If you do not agree with the charge, enter a not guilty plea.

Always ask for a solicitor and always consult your solicitor before signing anything.

Version 1.0. Last updated 21/04/10.