Lots of escorts deny clients’ requests to visit with in their homes, due to personal security concerns. However, others take the risks involved in order to keep clients happy and accept business they might have to turn down, otherwise. But, when an escort books an encounter for a personal home, there are several safety issues at stake. By entering a client’s home, she opens herself up for whatever he wants to do with and to her, in the privacy of his own home. The encounter may go smoothly and as expected, but the media is full of stories about young women entering strangers’ homes, never to leave alive.
There are several legitimate reasons that a client may request an escort to come to his home. Many disabled clients are unable to easily travel to outside locations, either due to transportation issues or handicap accessibility when they get to their destinations. However, most clients who request home visits do not fall into this category. Some wish to use their own sex toys or role-play accessories, and they don’t want to travel across town toting them around. Many don’t want to leave their homes, because they’ve been drinking alcohol. Others simply like the convenience of an escort coming to them, requiring less effort on their parts.
Regardless why your client wants a home visit, it’s imperative that you take several precautions to ensure your own safety. Here are some guidelines to consider:
- Carefully screen your client ahead of time. Even though you probably have an extensive screening process in place, it’s important to scrutinize this client before you open yourself up to entering his personal domain. Check further into his background with a background check, looking up any aliases you find. Investigate his residence and ensure it belongs to him. Inspect any fine details that seem to be inconsistent, and request more information, if necessary. If you have time and his residence is nearby, do a drive-by to take a look at the property. Call your client and ask a question about something concerning his house. It could be a mundane question such as, “Where is house number located?” This helps ensures that your client really lives at the home and the home visit isn’t a set up for law enforcement or a prank.
- Have security in place. You may already have a security system in place, where you call someone, informing him or her of your arrival and later calling to confirm your safety. If you do, make sure you don’t forego the system for this encounter. If you don’t, you must have someone to touch base with when you decide that things are okay, once inside. Letting someone know where you are and when you expect to leave is essential for your safety. And, it’s important that your client physically watches you communicate with your security person. A client who is prone to violence may be dissuaded when he learns that someone is aware of your whereabouts. If you sometimes use a driver for your encounters, he should always accompany you to house calls and wait outside. If you don’t arrive back to the car within an expected window of time, he should inquire at the door to see if there is a problem.
- Look for alternative exits when you enter. Of course, once you’re inside your client’s home, you know the most obvious way to leave is the way that you came in. However, in case of trouble, notice any windows that would provide easy access outside, And, look for side and back doors. Many clients have bedrooms that have a balcony or patio, too, with a door that could provide a quick exit if there is trouble inside. By being prepared, you don’t have to search for options when you’re scared or threatened.
- Ensure that you and your client are the only ones in the home. Most experiences with clients are nothing to worry about. But, you can’t think in terms of “most”. You must prepare for the worst. In some instances, sinister clients will partner up with someone else with the intent of harming you once you’re inside. Fighting off your client, alone, is difficult enough if he becomes dangerous. But, if the situation turns into a two-against-one scenario, you don’t have as much of a chance to protect yourself. Rape, assault and murder may result if the client has a partner. Listen for sounds in another part of the home. Directly ask your client if anyone else is present. Keep your eyes peeled for evidence that someone else is in the home, such as shoes or a jacket by the door that don’t appear to belong to your client. Additionally, look for extra vehicles outside that could belong to another person in the house.
- Never consider a house call with a new client. Screening a new client for an incall or an outcall is difficult enough. But, when you are trying to gauge your safety with a newbie in his own home, it’s too great of a risk. When you’re meeting him at your place or in a hotel, for instance, you have a better chance at self defense. However, there are too many unknowns and potential dangers with a new client.
- Look for recording devices. You should look around for cameras every time you are at an outcall. However, when you meet him in his home, there are more ways he can hide the recording device. Look for small, red lights when the lights are off. Inspect mirrors for cameras placed behind them. Investigate any objects that seem carelessly pointed toward the bed or wherever the client expects the juicy part of the encounter to occur. Simply being more aware of your surroundings may help you identify a situation where your client intends to record your activities with him. And, if your client mysteriously has to leave the room immediately prior to the encounter becoming intimate, know that something may be up.
- Trust your gut. Escorts must learn to trust their instincts about what is safe or not. Many report that they have bad or uneasy feelings about prospective clients or situations and avoid them altogether, later to learn that the client was dangerous or otherwise undesirable. If you feel uncomfortable or fearful at any point, feel free to cut the encounter short. Your “sixth sense” about situations may keep you safe. Even if you’re wrong, you’re better to be safe than sorry.
- Ask for a tour of the home. Before you get too involved in the encounter, feel free to ask your client for a quick tour. Most clients are pleased to invite you to look around. However, if a client is uncomfortable with this, it could be a cue that something is amiss. As you look around the house, notice anything that seems out of place or inconsistent with the rest of the home. Notice any areas of the home that seem unlived in or completely vacant. A home that doesn’t appear that the client actually lives in could be a staged home for a law enforcement sting. Or, it could be a place the client uses to lure women to in order to hurt them. Examining the home also gives you the vantage point of learning about where you could hide if the client becomes dangerous.
- Arrive early. If your client is up to something (other than a quick rendezvous with you), you may catch him in the act of preparation. As you arrive, sit outside for a bit and examine anything that goes on around the home, such as strange people going in and out, suspicious vehicles or anything else that seems odd.
- Ask your client for references. Odds are that your client has asked other escorts to visit with him at his home. If so, he should be happy to provide a name or two for a reference. If he’s open to providing a reference, it’s a good indicator that he has nothing to hide and the situation will prove to be safe. But, you would still be wise to call for a confirmation, just in case. If your client has no references, it doesn’t mean that he’s unsafe. But, it could be something to alert you to be careful.
- Never enter a home where drugs or alcohol is being abused. A drunk or high client can be a recipe for disaster. Just as you would leave an outcall where the client is abusing these substances, you should do the same when visiting at his home. Do not wait at his house for your client to come down or to sober up. Leave and inform the client that you don’t participate encounters with clients who are under the influence. However, that doesn’t mean that a client who has had a beer or two should be denied an encounter. Use common sense when determining the point of leaving.
- Avoid bad neighborhoods. Even if your client isn’t dangerous, the neighborhood could be. You could be mugged, carjacked or assaulted otherwise as you travel to your client’s home in a seedy neighborhood. While you’re inside with your client, your vehicle could be tampered with, stolen or vandalized. Don’t open yourself up to danger by going into areas that are known for violence.
- Consider a threesome when visiting at a client’s home. If you’re open to fun with another escort with your client, invite another girl along. With another escort, you’re not alone in the home with your client, and if anything goes wrong, you can depend on each other for help. While one of you may not be able to overpower your client, two of you may be able to get the upper hand, if need be. Additionally, with two of you, there is someone who can go for help or will serve as a witness.
- Keep your phone and car keys nearby. This should always be your policy when meeting with a client, but it’s even more important when hooking up with him in his own home. Don’t let them get out of sight, and make sure your phone is conveniently located so you can grab it quickly if needed.
- Insist that your client leave the key in deadbolts locked behind you. Some clients will lock the door as you enter, to ensure you won’t be disturbed. If he does, it isn’t necessarily a signal that he’s trying to trap you in the house. However, for your own security and comfort, ask him to leave the key in the door. Most clients will understand immediately, but if he doesn’t, feel free to explain your concerns to him.