Due to the clickbait mainstream media & generally uninformed public, most have a wrong understanding of Singapore escort services and the legality. Here’s the truth. Firstly, escort services are legal. Now, let us break it down to truly understand what’s going on.
First of all, we need to know the following:
– What are escort services?
– What does the law say?
– Why does the media write what it writes?
– Why does the uninformed public think what they think?
What are escort services?
Contrary to what people think, escorts are not girls who accompany clients only to public events. However, escorts are ALSO not prostitutes.
If you want sexual services, go to brothels in Geylang, Singapore, where it is one of the designated red light districts in Singapore.
So what does an escort do?
In fact, an escort is simply a companion who pretends to like their clients whenever they are with them, making the clients feel as though they are their girlfriend and also entertain the clients with jokes, flirtation e.t.c. If you have been to a high class club, and have a beautiful host accompany you on a NON sexual basis, that is similar to what an escort does, except most local Singaporean social escorts are on outcall basis, meaning that they meet you at your designated location/meeting point instead of you going to them.
What does the law say?
Social escorts are legal in Singapore. Prostitution is legal. What is illegal is the prostitution of others (pimping), maintaining a brothel, trafficking people for prostitution, solicitation of prostitution (online or in public).
Therefore, if you look at the above (you can refer to Singapore’s Women’s Charter for more information), engaging an escort is not illegal. In fact, engaging a prostitute is also not illegal. However, if you try to engage a social escort for sexual services, then you may be disappointed, as that is the wrong use of a social escort. While a social escort can have sexual relations with you, that is not part of her job and must be of her own accord. If someone else arranges for it – it will be known as pimping, and you may also be asked for questioning if you engage them. If an advertisement online sells you sexual services online, that is known as public solicitation of prostitution, which is also illegal.
So what should you do?
First of all, if you want sexual services, just go to Geylang. If you want a romantic companion for the day/evening/night, then find a social escort in Singapore. They’re simply a guaranteed girlfriend experience, just like getting a guaranteed match when you swipe right on Tinder or Paktor + the girl will pretend and flirt with you heavily as though she is already your girl. Social escorts are not prostitutes.
Why does the media write what it writes?
First of all, all media around the world thrives on attention. It has to get people’s attention. Imagine this – if they had made every article matter of factly, would you read it? Probably not. They like to take some truth and then sensationalize it so that they get more eyeballs to their newspapers or online articles. They make money this way. If you read closely, escort agencies are never busted for being an escort agency. If they are busted, it is always because they are pimping, soliciting prostitution, performing illegal tax evasion.
Why does the uninformed public think what they think?
For the exact same reason why the uninformed publicly think wrongly about a lot of things. Most of the people get information only from mainstream media and whatever their friends/neighbors talk about. However, information can get passed down wrongly, and the message they hear and pass on are usually not the same as what the original person said.
Most people just read the headline of an article, and do not bother reading the terms and the content. Therefore, these people come to their own misinformed conclusions and then spread this misinformation around. This misinformation soon snowballs and becomes disastrous in terms of accuracy. This is why many people either think escort agencies are prostitution houses or that escort agencies are outright illegal. Both are not true and the uninformed public needs to educate themselves on this.