A glossary of escort terms might be necessary for many of those people searching for an escort, whether in South Africa or anywhere in the world. Some escorts use abbreviations and words that are not usually used in everyday speech and communication. Have a look at a few of them below.
GFE – A glossary of escort terms would not be complete without explaining the Girlfriend Experience. In plain words, the experience of having a girlfriend (without actually having one) is what some people are willing to compensate an escort for. Many escorts will attend to their “partner” for the time of the appointment in the same way that a girlfriend would, depending on what the client requests. This may entail, but does not necessarily, french kissing and other physical endeavours. As Wikipedia puts it: A girlfriend experience (GFE) is a commercial experience that blurs the boundaries between a financial transaction and a romantic relationship.
BBW – This stands for big beautiful woman and is testimony to the fact that many people prefer a voluptuous or plus-sized escort. If this is not for you, then you can safely avoid contact, although this should also be apparent in the escort’s set of photos. To each their own and may all enjoy each others’ company!
Agency – An organization or individual that manages many providers. The agency handles all calls, bookings and advertising. The agency takes a percentage of the fee for each session.
Amazon – A taller, stronger and often more muscular woman. Think of the adventure film series character called Xena. Some men prefer this body type and such escorts often command higher rates for time and companionship.
Businessmen-only, gentlemen-only or professional-only – This is often referred to by escorts in their profiles in an attempt to avoid getting contacted by unwanted clients. Often their rates are higher than other escorts. It does not matter, necessarily, who you are – the correct etiquette with an escort is all they are looking for.
Doubles – This refers to two escorts on one profile offering to meet clients together as a couple or “double”. Usually one can see this in the profile photos. As one can imagine, this is double the fun!
Escort – An escort is an entertainer who is compensated for his or her time and companionship. It is someone who will accompany you to an event or to a private dinner or venue. It is worth noting that this is very different to a prostitute who is selling only sex. (No escort advertisement on zina is considered an offer of prostitution or sex.)
Incall/Outcall/Travel – Very necessary in a glossary of escort terms. Escorts may work either “incall”, where the client comes to them, or “outcall”, where they go to the client or to an event. They may opt to “travel only”, meaning they do not accept incalls.
Independent – This refers to an escort who works on his/her own, without an agency or agent affiliation. In this particular setup, an escort manages his/her own calls, bookings, advertising and finances and has no intermediary or club/establishment assisting them to manage their affairs.
Off the clock – This term refers to activities that the escort considers are outside of the time that is compensated for. This is rare and should not be expected. Usually it is seen written on profiles where it is mentioned that there is nothing off the clock at all.
Shemale / TS – A transsexual, particularly one who is already living as a woman, but hasn’t had SRS (Sexual Reassignment Surgery). In South Africa, there is a growing contingent of shemale and transgender escort services online. There is a separate shemale section on zina, since this is a special type of escort that some people would like to browse exclusively.
BDSM / Kinky / Fetish The “BDSM / Kinky / Fetish” area on zina lists those escorts who offer time and companionship with BDSM (bondage, discipline (or domination), sadism, and masochism) services in their repertoire. It is important, as always, to confirm what is offered (and what not) on your first call to such an escort.
FS – This stands for Full Service and simply means that sexual intercourse (coitus until orgasm) is a possibility when spending time with this particular escort. This is not necessarily what will occur with an escort, however the possibility exists when this is seen on a profile. It is necessary to reiterate that escorts are paid for time and companionship only and anything else occurring at an appointment is not a paid-for service, but an activity between two consenting adults (see zina terms and conditions).
This list is by far not exhaustive and one can readily find any new acronym, abbreviation or anything else not in this glossary of escort terms by completing a simple online search.