Sex Work Vocabulary

Sex Work Vocabulary

If you aren’t well acquainted with the terminology of sex work, reading ads or browsing profiles of escorts can be overwhelming. Let’s break down some of the common phrases you will come across.

The Basics

Starting with the basics, “escort” describes sex workers in general, but it also sometimes refers to sex workers who will come see you at your home or hotel. Don’t assume that someone who describes themselves as an escort will leave their establishment for a booking; it’s best to ask. At Harlots, we use ‘escort’ to refer to any of the people on our roster, so we use other terms to identify where they work from.

“In-call” is when clients come to an escort’s home or establishment. In-calls at Harlots Canberra take place at 2/77 Gladstone St, Fyshwick.

Conversely, “out-calls” are when escorts come to visit you at your home or hotel! They have an associated travel cost but are a great way to add to a weekend away.

BBW stands for Big Beautiful Woman, so profiles with this tag will showcase plus-size ladies.

Bi Double escorts refer to escorts who are ready to get down and dirty with you and another escort. Double Trouble, for less than double the price! 

Transgender escorts are usually male-to-female (m2f) individuals who display femininity but usually with male genitalia. Keep an eye out for the rare female-to-male trans escort, who presents as male but with female genitals. Sometimes, you will see references to ‘top surgery’ and/or ‘bottom surgery’ which is the creation/removal of breast tissue and modification of genitals to match their presentation. Gender-diverse escorts come in all bodies, sizes and ages, so there’s no shame in experimenting to see what you like.

Services & Extras

While there is a huge number of sex acts, kinks and fetishes (check out our A to Z list here), here are a few that are specific to sex work. All extras are at the discretion of the escort, and they aren’t identical so it’s important to talk through what you are looking for in person.

PSE is short for Porn Star Experience. This is an extras bundle that is usually high-energy and may include things like hair-pulling, spanking or deepthroat. Review each escort’s profile here to see what’s on offer.

GFE stands for Girl Friend Experience and is a great option for those seeking romance, intimacy and sensuality.

Sitting somewhere in the middle is the Naughty Girl Friend Experience or NGFE. Again, unique to each escort, but typically strikes the balance between intense and sweet.

For the thrill seeker, consider the BDSM Experiences available. You can customise these bookings by discussing it with the escort before the booking commences so that you can tailor it to what you are after.

Good To Know

To keep things clear, here are a few other things to consider when reading ads or profiles. Any of these points would be a great thing to ask the escort or receptionist when browsing; we would be more than happy to help clear things up!

Anal sex also goes by ‘Greek’ so it may reflect the ethnicity of the escort or the service they provide.

Similarly, Spanish also refers to what you might know as a ‘tit job.’

Don’t be afraid to ask who an act is to be performed on when booking; some escorts offer rimming or spanking on them but not on the client.

It is great that Harlots and sex work in general has so much to offer, but we don’t blame you for needing clarification! Reach out via text, call, or our online live chat to ask any questions. We are here to make your fantasies a reality, so let’s get started today!