Would there still be a desire to have a relationship?
"Ella paused to consider when the ABC put this question to her."I think so, I do, you know," she said."Some women do become dependent on the money.
The 29-year-old has an arrangement with a businessman nearly twice her age and each time they meet he pays her ,000."It's not sex for money, it's an exchange between two adults that have something to give each other, on levels far greater than just sexual," Ella said."Intimacy is a very small part of it, for some people it's a be all and end all, but for me personally, it's much more about a mental connection with someone."[The first time we met up] he said 'here's a book for you', and I was sort of thrown by the whole idea."He said 'make sure you have a read of it later when you get home'."When I got home, there was a nice white envelope tucked in with ,000."While the website claims it is a dating service, Ella says most men on there are looking for sexual services."Ninety-five per cent of them will tell you 'I want to see you three times a week, for an hour each time'."Well I'm sorry, you're not looking for a sugar arrangement, you're looking for an escort." In Victoria escorts must be registered, and in South Australia it is illegal to pay someone for sex."These types of websites are of concern because they may breach the law and they may also place people in dangerous situations," South Australia Police said in a statement.
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Australian Adult Entertainment Industry spokesman William Albon said the industry wanted the laws updated to include websites like Seeking Arrangement."The internet is having a massive impact, we're scared of it, we appeal, we cry out for help, we want the government to assist us," Mr Albon said."Competition is a good thing when you have a fair, level playing field. "Will one start to get their heart engaged in this and then become vulnerable and forget that up front they made this arrangement?