For years, one of the most important tech platforms for sex work was not visible to the public

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While there hasn't been much written about‚ it was raided in 2017 by the Department of Homeland Security. It was discovered that the company was affiliated with Bolma Star Services‚ which operated out of Youngsville‚ North Carolina. Despite this‚ its website still lists an address in Luzern‚ Switzerland. The site does not seem to have a problem with fraud‚ but it is best to be cautious when using it. The website claims to be the ultimate guide to erotic entertainment and escorts. However‚ it is not an escort agency‚ and is merely a middleman between the consumer and the provider. This makes it a good place for people looking to meet a new escort. It also disclaims all liability in its content. This is a great feature. While Eros may be a great place for sex and erotic entertainment‚ its reputation isn't as good. Eros is a good place to find escorts‚ but you should make sure to do your research before signing up. While some escorts require booking through a third-party website‚ it's still the best way to find a reliable and affordable escort. Many other adult ad websites fail because of their lack of customer service. You can be sure that an escort is the one to do the job.

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  •‚ one of the most popular platforms online for escorting is
  • Eros flew under radar despite government regulations that targeted platforms associated with sex-work.
  • Insider spoke to sex workers about how they use the platform.

OnlyFans increased online sex activity by a lot in the past year. However‚ many specialists in this field are concerned about the platform policies which discourage people from going to the site. Sex work make it unattractive is the most popular platform to sell sex online for many workers in sex. However‚ it has not been widely covered by the media. Insider spoke with three sex workers‚ who said that the site was preferred because of its simplicity and discretion. They also explained how it operates.

Eros is an advertising platform that escorts use.

Eros is an online platform that allows sex workers to sell their services. However‚ unlike OnlyFans the company doesn't handle worker transactions. You can browse through pages of escorts that can accommodate almost every niche interest‚ from the girl experience to the more sexy and kinkier end of the spectrum. It lists listings for almost all 50 states as well as Canada and Italy. Eros is the main category at the top of this website. It also offers major categories such as Escorts and BDSM. There's even a search function which allows you to make more precise queries. Sometimes‚ escorts simply list the hourly rates on their website without stating exactly what service they will provide. These rates may be personalized‚ such as Unwind To purchase an advertisement on Eros‚ sex workers will need to enter their credit card details. However‚ Eros is not financially involved in transactions between clients and workers. Eros allows users to connect to social media and invites them to post banner ads linking to Eros on their personal sites. Eros does not provide any means for linking directly to other websites. from However‚ Eros profiles could contain potentially incriminating data. Contacting an escort for users is easy and free. The mode of communication with them‚ which can be either text message or email‚ will depend on the provider.

Eros is a popular choice for sex workers because it offers simplicity‚ discretion and customization.

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Stock_colors/Getty Images Insider was told by two sex workers that they love Eros' simplicity and discretion. Insider was told by a Toronto-based escort that she created an OnlyFans account during the pandemic to maintain connections with clients and replace lost income. However‚ she has never been comfortable sharing explicit material online so she is more focused on her in-person work. She explained that some believe in-person work safer as there is more control and you don't have to post things online. However‚ others think it is safer online because they aren't at risk of being exposed to unsavory clients. Some sex workers blur their faces when taking photos for public display in order to preserve their privacy. In an effort to keep their clients safe‚ some use screening methods. Blaire‚ for example‚ requires valid ID and a reference form from a previous provider. He also needs to verify employment and be in good standing on P411‚ which is a platform that screens and verifies sex workers. Justine* is a NYC-based escort. She likes Eros‚ in-person escorting‚ and doesn't need to use the content strategies used by OnlyFans influencers. She said that it is just more work than working for one hour and getting X amount of money.

Eros and the other platforms hosting sex workers are subject to a complex legal environment

Eros and OnlyFans and the other sites that feature sex workers' ads and content‚ are in tricky legal territory. SESTA/FOSTA‚ which stands for Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act‚ and Allow States‚ Victims‚ and to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act‚ was adopted into US law in 2018. However‚ sex workers‚ as well as platforms hosting their ads‚ claim that the laws are detrimental because they focus on safer online areas where clients can be vetted and connected to. Websites were liable for third-party involvement in human trafficking. The law was vaguely worded to prohibit facilitating or aiding human trafficking. This law was used to shut down large online sex platforms such as. rentboy Backpage‚ and craiglist personals  Eros employs a rigorous ID verification system to try and avoid any adverse legal actions. They also state clearly that they do not accept responsibility for the content of any websites. claims they have zero tolerance for illegal prostitution and other forms of sexual activity. representatives declined to comment on this article. Eros claims to be the Ultimate Guide to Escorts & Erotic Entertainment. However‚ the website makes it clear that Eros isn't an escort. agencyIt does not serve as an intermediary between consumers and providers. It is unclear‚ given the death of other similar websites‚ how Eros managed to avoid a similar fate. Despite their explicit hands-off policy regarding liability for content published on the website‚ such as hourly or overnight rates‚ Eros is a relatively unknown topic‚ with a few articles offering information about it. North carolina headquarters under attack the Department of Homeland Security 2017 (before sesta/fosta) These 2017 articles show that Eros was associated with Bolma Star Services (based in Youngsville‚ North Carolina). However‚ the website lists an address for Luzern in Switzerland. A source close to Eros claims that the company was established in the Bay Area in late nineties. Its origins are in the BDSM community. According to a source‚ Eros was sold by its owners due to the US's hostile legal climate that led eventually into SESTA/FOSTA.

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According to a source‚ Eros was informed by federal agents that they asked about the finances of the company and claimed to have been looking into Eros for seven years prior to the raid. Requests for comment were not received from the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. According to the source‚ Eros was currently in transition following its sale to an European company. The European company contracted North Carolina to operate a call center for customer service. The source stated that Eros was known for its ability to hire a diverse‚ sometimes queer‚ team who are able to understand the nuances of sex work. Insider spoke to two sex workers that said the company is becoming more opaque in recent years. We spoke with two escorts who said that it was difficult to reach a person over the phone. Jared Trujillo‚ an attorney for NYCLU (New York Civil Liberties Union)‚ said that SESTA/FOSTA could be reintroduced as a more mysterious option. He explained that people have been saying they are hands-off‚ and that they don't want to participate in any activity. This is because they do not know how widely SESTA/FOSTA can be used. It is not something anyone wants to do.