- Have long hair loose
- Wear clothing that could be used to harm you eg. scarves and heavy necklaces
- Wear floaty clothing that could easily get trapped in car doors
- Wear sharp jewellery that could damage condoms
- Wear shoes that are tricky to put on
- Tie up long hair
- If you need glasses or contact lenses — wear them!
- Wear clothing that does not have to be removed or that is easy to put on and take off
- Wear clothes that make you clearly visible at night
- Wear trousers with easy access — especially if you go in punters cars
- Wear shoes you can take off or run in
- Always trust your instincts. If you feel uncertain about someone then there is usually a good reason for it. It’s not worth ignoring your instincts and later wishing you hadn’t
- Always get the money first and stash it away separately from your other money so that if a punter does try to rob you he will not find it all, at least you might save some of your money
- Be friendly but firm when negotiating services with a client or punter, explain your limits and be firm about what you do and don’t do
- Work out an escape route in advance
- Keep your eyes on your punter and his hands at all times
- Refuse punters you feel uneasy about — you have the right to say NO!
- Appearances can be deceptive. Do not assume someone is OK just because they look ‘respectable’
- When talking to a client look confident, be assertive, strong and in control
- Let the punter walk in front of you
- If you have one carry a mobile phone.
- You can programme it to dial a number at the press of one button. Make this the number of the police or of one of your friends so you can get help quickly
Next page: Safety at home