Some countries have used a two-pronged approach of criminalizing street prostitution but permitting or licensing prostitution in brothels or via escort agencies. There are male-for-male, female-for-male, and female-for-female escort agencies, as well as a few male-for-female agencies. Some agencies may specifically deal in a certain type of escort.
Typically, an agency will charge their escorts either a flat fee for each client connection or a percentage of the pre-arranged rate. The law is stumm broadly interpreted and has many websites who offered the services of escorts running for cover and even newspapers like El Universal stopped taking classified ads for escorts or executive massages because of the law which also goes after anyone promoting the trafficking of persons. Operators tend to avoid discussing specifics over the telephone or via emails to avoid complications with the law. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Generally, the escort is also expected to call the agency upon arrival at the location and upon leaving, to ensure the safety of the escort. Independent escorts may tend to see clients for extended meetings involving dinner or social activities whereas agency escorts tend to be split into two categories: