Welcome to an insight into what to pack for an outcall booking. This article is aimed towards escorts who are new to outcall bookings, however it might be interesting to the more experienced ladies who just want a peak inside my bag! This list isn’t exhaustive or definitive by any means. It is simply what I like to take along with me. Some items are vital, some less so. Depending on your client base and own preferences, you might not need all the things that I do, or have a few suggestions of your own to add in the comments.
My name is Lauren and I have been an outcall escort for 2 years. I would consider myself a ‘GFE’ experience provider. My bookings last for a minimum of 2 hours, but on average last for 3-5 hours. I also do overnight bookings and often travel long distances.
My client base tend to like me to arrive looking sophisticated but with a hint of sexy, and may want to go for dinner and drinks during the booking as well. With that in mind, these are the basic things that I like to pack. Most of these I can keep in my bag to save time. I have learnt from experience to always check I have everything I need before setting off. So far the worst thing I have forgotten is matching stockings, which is definitely not the end of the world!
The bag I take to bookings is a plain leather overnight bag that I can carry easily on my shoulder and is supple enough to squash things into. For overnight bookings, I sometimes use a small wheeled suitcase (about the size of carry-on luggage). I stick to plain colours, so it suits what I’m wearing and doesn’t draw attention if I visit a particular hotel again.
Condom bag: I prefer to have my condoms in a discreet, opaque bag rather than their original box. This way I can pack a variety of condoms in different sizes and brands (‘trim,’ original and large, with the same options that are latex-free). This is more subtle in the bedroom (and if it should fall out of your bag in the service station or hotel toilets).
This may sound patronising, but condoms are your single most important investment for escorting. Buy brands that work best for you in different sizes (including ‘trim,’ normal and large) and always have a latex free selection as well. Latex allergies can be severe or life-threatening and milder allergies still cause mild to severe discomfort. Repeated exposure to latex also increases your risk of getting a reaction from it yourself. My preferred brand is actually Skyns, which I find is a great latex free option (I’m not sponsored by them FYI)!
I also carry my water-based lubricants in this bag (I like to carry a flavoured and unflavoured option). I don’t always need them, but any dryness when using a condom will cause friction which could break it. This is why I’m always well stocked up on good quality lubricants.
I carry a chlorhexidine-mouthwash in my bag for when I need to freshen up. I don’t buy a fancy brand; supermarket own brands have the same ingredients and work just as well. Chlorhexidine mouthwashes might not have the nicest flavours, however this ingredient is more helpful for fighting germs. Although being clean is super important, l have NOT included a toothbrush, specifically because brushing teeth just before or after oral sex without a condom, can cause tiny abrasions in your gums & leaves you more open to transmission of oral STIs.
In my ‘escort’ purse, I don’t carry anything personal such as photos of friends and loved ones, nor any ID or bank cards I won’t need. I do like to have my driving licence and a debit card on my person just in case, however. I don’t rely on the client’s payment on my arrival to get me out of a situation that makes me uncomfortable in any way. I also carry a couple of £10 notes and plenty of change for things like carparking.
Remember to take along approved protective face masks for entering hotels for hotel bookings and perhaps a travel friendly hand sanitiser (for hand-use only)! Also remember to remind your client that it is their responsibility to let you know of any COVID related restrictions they have noticed when checking in.
You need to know in advance if the hotel requires personal details from you, so you can’t simply walk past reception and head to the client’s room. If anyone entering the Lobby is likely to be intercepted for a temperature check or asked whether they’re checking in, it’s wise to have memorised your clients full name and room number and have their phone to hand so you can smoothly say who you’re meeting . Do check the hotel’s website carefully yourself on the day of the booking, as hotel requirements and practices are changing regularly. Check if the car parking needs any payment, and whether you need to give your registration plate details to reception in order not to receive a penalty notice and fine.
You may also want to have in your car:
So, there you have it! This is what l carry either in my bag or car. I know a lot of you have your ‘escort bag essentials’ covered already, but I wanted to write this, because when I first started escorting, I was absolutely clueless as to what to take with me; from types of condoms, bringing spare lingerie, and what on earth a Beppy was. It was only through the kindness and support of fellow escorts that I was given this advice, and indeed our very own Amanda Jones was one of the first to take the time to advise me on what I might or might not need.
I’ve added bits and bobs over time that I like to bring, but without this preliminary advice, I would not have known what to pack. The Indie Collective are happy to try and answer any questions about all manner of things. As fellow sex workers: you’ll never shock us and there’s no such thing as a stupid question in this industry. Between us, we hope our insight can offer some helpful advice wherever possible.
Please follow us on Twitter @IndieColl and have a read through our previous articles for more advice. Written with all my love and support, Lauren xx
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