Sex workers offer 'services' for just £3 as documentary lifts lid on prostitution

Sex workers are offering their services for just £3 as the harrowing reality of life in the industry it revealed.

A hard hitting 5Star documentary, Sex On The Streets, lifts the lid on what it’s really like to sell sex for a living.

And one police expert revealed some women, often vulnerable and with addiction issues, are performing sex acts for as little as £3.

Another officer, Steve Luxford from Sussex Police, told how a raid on a suspected brothel uncovered men queuing outside a door, waiting their turn.

He added: “We can’t have an angle if someone should be doing this or not. If people are doing it of their own choice, that’s legal.

Storm met Lola, who works as a sex worker from her own home


“But it is illegal to exploit them. There are some sex workers who only get a tiny percentage of what they actually earn.”

Journalist Storm Huntley speaks to a high class call girl operating from her home in south London, a sex worker who has been brutally attacked and finds out what it’s really like to sell your body on the streets.

And it was when she was shown images of what was found in a waste bin – huge amounts of tissues and dozens of condom wrappers – that reality really hit home.

Storm also speaks to George, a pensioner who has spent 40 years employing sex workers.

He now runs a review service and calls himself the “Compare the Market of sex workers”.

Some of George’s reviews included calling the women he has visited as “past their best”.

When asked about his derogatory comments by Storm he insists there is nothing wrong with them.

Storm spoke to one man who reviews sex workers and has done so for 40 years

He said: “These ladies do this of their own free will and if they offer sexual services they have to decide if they can do it well or do it badly and I just say which they do.

“If a lady gets a bad review then she clearly doesn’t want to be doing it because she doesn’t offer a good service.

“If women can’t offer a good service, they should be calling it a day.”

And one mum-of-two, who admits she has several married clients, insists sex work does not end marriages – and can have the opposite impact.

The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “I help families and keep them together.

“I do worry about the pain I cause but I find if a husband is using escorts then it’s better than if he meets another woman and develops feelings.

“This is just sex and just physical.”

The mum reveals how she came to be working in the sex industry, where she can meet with up to three clients in a single day.

Lola, right, works from her own home and spoke candidly to Storm

She said: “After I had my two children I was left in a lot of debt. A friend did this and she suggested I should try it and I’ve never looked back.”

The mum only has men in her home when the children are not around, has a very strict set of rules for her clients and always practises safe sex.

Sex On The Streets reveals one in 10 men have admitted to paying for sex.

One wife who has experienced the other side of the sex industry has spoken about the devastation she experienced when she discovered her husband was paying for sex.

Her husband is a respectable man and the couple, along with their children, live in one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods.

She told Storm: “First of all I found some photos on his phone of a sex worker, his face wasn’t in them but I recognised his body.

“Then I found a video of him having sex with a sex worker. I talked to him about it and initially he said I’d got it wrong but then  he admitted it.

“He said it was an itch he had to scratch.”

Lola has revealed what clients expect when they come to her home

The woman explained how her self-esteem and confidence had been utterly crushed by the revelation her husband used sex workers.

She told Storm: “I’m still with him. It’s affected my confidence a lot and I haven’t got the surivival instinct to change my life.

“I think this is down to the internet. You can order anything online, it’s as easy as ordering a pizza.”

Sex worker Lola, who meets her clients in her plush flat in south London, is meeting with a married client for the first time.

The glam sex worker’s neighbours think she’s a yoga teacher, which explains the number of men arriving at her door.

But Lola’s wardrobe is far from ordinary.

Filled with latex, crotchless pants and bondage outfits, she also boasts an impressive collection of sex toys, including vibrators and whips.

Lola said: “Most clients aren’t fussy about what I’m wearing, they just want to see your body and they just want you to be naked.”

But there is an even darker side to the sex industry as one woman who was brutally attacked revealed.

Storm also spoke to one sex worker who was brutally attacked

The sex worker, who asked to remain anonymous, told how she visited a client at his home and was lucky to escape with her life.

She told Storm: “When I arrived he offered me a line of drugs and I said no. You usually get the money part out of the way at the start and I asked him about it.

“But then alarm bells started ringing . He pulled a bin bag out of his pocket and shoved it over my face.

“He was about 6ft 4ins and I’m only just over 5ft. I was screaming and he shoved a sock in my mouth.

“He started demanding money and I told him to take everything but then I passed out.”

When she came to, the client’s dad was pulling his son off her and helped her escape. He even offered to take her to the police station.

But the sex worker, who has one child, was too scared to report her attack to the police for fear social services would get involved and take her son from her.

Asked why she works in the sex industry, she said: “I convinced myself it would be easy to do, you lie to yourself in this job.

“It’s what you have to do to get through. It’s hard to stop and it’s hard to get out because the money you get is quick and it’s there.”

One sex worker told how she was brutally attacked (file picture)

Storm herself bravely took to the streets of east London to experience what it’s like for street workers at night.

While she is not approached, the looks she receives are chilling

Speaking exclusively to Mirror Online Storm said: “It was really nerve-wracking – and so cold.

“I wasn’t trying to imitate sex workers but I was trying to put myself in their shoes and find out how it feels to be that exposed and that vulnerable.

“As it got darker, the energy changed, along with other people’s reactions to you.

“People would avoid eye contact with you and that impacts your own self esteem. If people are avoiding eye contact what does that say about your value.”

She added that people’s view of sex work as Pretty Woman was completely wrong.

Storm said: “That it is such a big part of society was one of the most strking things for me.

“I just want people to know how rife it is and how normal the people are who are involved in the sex industry.”

  • Sex On The Streets is on 5Star at 9pm on Monday.


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