No bill criminalizes the services of a private escort girl in New Zealand. As a matter of fact, there’s no law prohibiting one from offering sexual services. However, things get murkier when an underage (anyone under the age of 18) is signed up as an escort. The penalty for anyone who facilitates the entrance of an under-age into the sex industry is jail term. The law even goes further to prohibit foreigners that are visiting the country on short stint from engaging in any form of sex business.
New Zealand is among the few countries that appear to have a soft spot for escort girls. It’s among the few countries that have decriminalized sex as a way of protecting women — and to the rest of the world, it’s a functioning proof that this could actually work.
Using an approach dubbed the New Zealand model, the country has been at the forefront trying to protect the rights of sex workers and women in general since 2013. All this was done with the sole aim of minimizing the harm caused to escorts — and not only have they managed to scrap off the legislation that made sex work illegal, they have also managed to install new prostitutes’ rights in place.
This laws erases all restrictions put around providing escort services. It’s intends to make sex work a job like any other. That means there’s no restrictions as to where prostitute can meet their clients. Whether it’s in their apartment, a brothel, or simply outside, these New Zealand escorts are at complete liberty to determine where they want to meet their clients. This law also allows call girls to decide on how they wish to conduct their business. It’s them to decide if they want to work for themselves, come together in partnership, or work under someone in a brothel.
Where an escort is not comfortable offering her services to you, they’ve the right to cancel the request without explaining anything to the underlying client — whether or not the client has paid. It goes without mentioning that no one holds the power to force a prostitute into indulging in sex, including the employer, client, pimp, receptionist, brothel owner, or minders.
New Zealand has a series of bodies installed in place that work together to regulate the sex industry in the country. Sex is treated as any other form of job, hence the need for regulation. First among them is the ministry of health, which strives to protect the health of all NZ escorts. Other bodies involved, in quick highlights, includes the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Business Innovation and Enterprise, Inland Revenue Department, and the department of Police.
Prostitutes are also granted the same labour rights as any other worker in the country. That means they’re entitled to the same level of treatment and protection as them.
There are clubs that don’t prohibit one from indulging in sex when the mood sets you on that path. Commonly referred to as swinger clubs, these clubs permit couples or anyone in attendance to having consensual and salacious fun. In other words, there’ll be no one to throw you out simply because they find you enjoying sex inside a club.