It is no mystery that the global COVID-19 pandemic has influenced every business in all sectors. As a result of that, the digitalisation of markets has seen an increase at all levels. High numbers of widespread infections have forced governments to take action. Some of which have involved the total or partial closure of businesses and economic activity.
The flow of money, fostering spending and income, as well as trade, fundamental to the smooth functioning of economies, has been drastically reduced.
Restaurants, shopping centres, plays, gyms, sports matches… and even social gatherings and strolling in the streets have been affected. Confinements, border closures, restrictions of mobility, use of masks, safety distances, avoidance of crowds…
It has even changed things radically, for the world’s oldest profession and the sectors that currently move a great deal of money around the world.
Many of the owners, partners and employees of companies around the world have had to change their business models, campaigns, and even their own product or sales channels to adapt to the current situation.
For example, the number of video calls with hot London escorts, online purchases of erotic toys and other products, sign-ups and access to online forums and hot chats have increased dramatically.
Although these things are not new in the sex work field, its use has increased more than usual. Escorts and companions have started to flood social networks, classifieds websites, and other related websites intensively, since they are not able to perform their services personally.
Is it Possible to Speak of a Generalised Increase?
The legislation and regularisation regarding this sector is not uniform. Depending on the country and area, along with the impact the virus has had and the measures taken to stop it, as well as the desire and demand of the local population, the business has evolved in one way or another.
That is why Skokka, one of the world’s largest adult classifieds portals, has conducted an analysis of its data to see in which areas its website is most used.
For example, in the United Kingdom, one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic in Europe, it can be seen that many of the most popular areas are those with the highest number of infections.
A territory that has so-called red zones, where many encounters took place. Although some, such as Holdbeck in Leeds, are due to close.
In the following image it can be seen how Scotland is the area in which most people carry out sexual searches, with 16.75% of sessions performed on Skokka. It is the most recent area that has seen an increase in infections. Yet many local news reports argue that “the worst is over”.
This is above the capital, London, which also has a high percentage of people infected by COVID-19 with a rate of 10.45%. However, this could change in the coming weeks as the British government is considering relaxing the measures on Monday 19 July. In this way, to stimulate and boost the economy with the reactivation of businesses and the return to mobility of the population and tourists.
In the case of its neighbouring country, Ireland, the situation is different. This is an area where Skokka has recently become available and where call girls and escorts in Ireland can advertise. However, this does not mean that there is no money in the area linked to the adult sector.
According to the portal’s data, the region with the highest number of sessions during the pandemic is Cork with 34.77%, followed by its capital Dublin, Galway and Limerick.
In the midst of the rising infection rates in recent days, the extension of the measures and restrictions is being considered, perhaps until autumn, once the summer months are over.
These areas, at least for the time being, do not coincide with those that currently have the worst infection rates.
Meanwhile, in a territory much further away from the European Union, a contrast can be seen. Australia, which has a notably bigger surface area than the two previous countries, also follows the same trend in the number of cases.
Thus, its situation is not so concerning in terms of statistics compared to those mentioned above. However, it is a critical moment due to its demographic situation. That is why they have taken even more restrictive measures against the virus. Such as confinement.
In spite of this, their population continues as normally as possible. In this way, Victoria is the area that has the highest number of people who access Skokka in search of companionship having 29.88% of the sessions, gone mainly for beautiful independent Melbourne escorts. It is also the area with the highest number of infections at the moment. In second position is New South Wales with 25.71% and in which there are big cities such as Sydney or Canberra (the capital of the country).
To summarise, it can be said that large capitals and cities are where the greatest movement in the adult sector is concentrated. At the same time, though, these are large population centres where transmission of the virus is easier. This is why the pace of vaccination and the measures taken are extremely important.
Decisions that are crucial for the economic and demographic situation of the country. A critical and globally unique moment, which is currently of particular concern because of the Delta variant of Covid-19, a highly contagious form of the virus. Nevertheless, it is necessary to find the right balance.
Because clearly the adult sector is one that many people are involved in, and also sought after and desired by hundreds and thousands around the world. Reasons why even in some countries many sex workers are demonstrating to be considered at-risk workers so that they can be vaccinated.
Only continuous studies and analyses can help to make the right decisions to manage the pandemic in a way that causes the least possible concern and losses, both human and economic.