Google for sex’ search engine lets buttoned-up search for prostitutes in their neighbourhood
Feminist campaigners slam founder of sordid sex site which helps punters find women willing to submit to their vile perversions
The nerd said he was “proud” to have founded a highly controversial website called EscortDeck, a Google-style search engine for sex workers.
It lets men find escorts in all major British cities and invites them to search for prostitutes willing to indulge in particular kinks or perversions, before filtering the women depending on their appearance or ethnicity.
Although sex workers have been using the internet to ply their trade for more than a decade, the site is believed to be the most sophisticated online sex service ever operated in the UK.
It serves as an index of sex, allowing men to search through a number of popular prostitution pages as well as the sites operated by “independent” escorts.
The site is not actually doing anything illegal due to the complex and often murky laws governing the buying and selling of sex.
Karen Ingala Smith, CEO of a charity called NIA that’s dedicated to “ending violence against women and girls”, slammed the site and called for new laws to make sure men who pay prostitutes face criminal charges.
“Sites like this make it clear that women are seen as nothing more than commodities,” she told Mirror Online.
“They are operated by nothing more than pimps and need to be seen as such.
“Our experience leads us to the view that prostitution is a cause and consequence of women’s continued inequality and discrimination and is a form of violence against women.
“Many women involved in prostitution are there through lack of options and have experienced neglect, abuse and violence.”
We understand the site was founded by a South African IT expert who lives in Putney, London.
Up until now, his career appears to have been rather dull, focusing on traditional programming and technology roles.
He registered his sordid business at the end of 2015 and has not yet filed a tax return, so it is impossible to say how much cash the venture has earned him.
We have decided not to name the man or the official name of his firm, which is registered at an address in North London.
“ Escortdeck scans the internet for all the escorts currently available in the UK,” he wrote on the website.
“In one single search you can browse through the 15,000 escorts currently listed on adult classified websites, escort agencies, and independent escort websites – without having to visit the various directories one by one.
“We feel that this is a service that the web has been missing and we are proud to bring it to you for free.”
But Ingala Smith said it was little more than a way of helping men explore “racism, violence and abuse”.
They can search for sex workers of particular ethnicities, such as Brazilian, Asian, black or simply “exotic”.
Women advertise the services they are willing to offer using descriptive words like “teenager”, “gang bang” and “pregnant” as well as indicating whether they are willing to endure risky unprotected sex.
“Migrant women, women with insecure immigration status and young women under 18 are all particularly vulnerable,” Ingala Smith added.
She said sex workers face the terrifying risk of violence and often become addicted to hard drugs, alcohol or prescription medicine.
Her research shows that many of the women who enter this trade endured “childhood neglect and abuse”.
“Prostitution is a cause and consequence of women’s continued inequality and discrimination and is a form of violence against women,” she added.
“We would like to see an approach that prevents women entering prostitution by providing them with real choices and support and challenges demand by criminalising buyers, pimps and exploiters but not criminalising the women.”