In 2018, the U.S department of justice seized and shutdown Backpage.com, as well as it's affiliates. In an instant, thousands of escorts, massage therapists, and BDSM providers had no way of finding clients. Since the shut down, a large array of "backpage alternatives" have popped up across the globe, some reliable and some not. We're here to put these so-called alternatives to rest, so you can find workers without the hassle of trawling through scams and fake ads.

We came up with the list below by consulting sex worker peer groups as well as sex workers on Switter and Twitter to understand where they actually post ads. We have not received payment for listing any of the sites below. We want to help both clients and workers find ad platforms which are reputable, reliable and work for them.  We've also added a few links to a handful of other adult blogs who have created their own recommendation lists.

Workers ranging from: approx. $200 - $1100 per hour
Voted #1 on Pleasure Seeker

Pros:

  • Ability to search by price, location, ethnicity etc.
  • All workers are verified and matched to the pictures in their profile
  • Built by sex workers and professional software engineers
  • International user base
  • Available now function
  • Excellent support
  • Promotes workers on Twitter and Switter
  • In-platform messaging system
  • Cheap or free to have a live ad

Cons:

  • Does not have reviews yet
  • Only has traffic in some cities

2. Slixa

Workers ranging from: approx $500 - $2000 per hour

Pros:

  • Has excellent support
  • Promotes workers on Twitter
  • Modern layout

Cons:

  • Is expensive for providers to post ads
  • Only really caters to "high end providers"
  • Does not verify all of it's providers
  • Does not have reviews
  • Only has traffic in some cities

3. P411

Workers ranging from: approx. $400 - $1100 per hour

Pros:

  • All of the users are verified with ID
  • Has an established user base of escorts and clients
  • Operates on an "okay" system
  • Hosted in the UK

Cons:

  • Not taking new providers at the moment
  • Can be a lengthy process to sign up for

4. Private Delights

Workers ranging from: approx $400 - $1000 per hour

Pros:

  • You can post reviews
  • Sometimes promotes workers on Twitter

Cons:

  • Hard to find workers
  • Not designed well
  • Rumoured to not run by sex workers
  • Does not verify all of it's users
  • Has been reported for fake profiles
  • Is expensive to keep an ad active
  • Hosted on Amazon, a US company

5. Eros

Workers ranging from: approx. $500 - $1100 per hour

Pros:

  • Is the oldest and most well-known platform  

Cons:

  • Is known to rip off and steal from workers
  • Has worked with Law Enforcement in the past
  • May currently be run by law enforcement
  • Has terrible customer service
  • Is expensive
  • Only really caters to "high end providers"
  • Not run by sex workers
  • Hosted behind Cloudflare, a US company

6. Leolist Canada

Workers ranging from: approx. $300 - $1100 per hour

Pros:

  • Ability to search by price and location
  • Is one of the oldest and most well-known platforms in Canada

Cons:

  • Is expensive for providers to post ads
  • Has been known for having fake ads and scams
  • Not run by sex workers
  • Hosted behind Cloudflare, a US company

Sites to avoid as an escort or a client

Finally we come to the worst of the worst. Below is a list of sites which have been known for either straight up scamming people, having many fake ads or using bots to drive revenue to their platform. We recommend you steer clear of these sites.

Doublelist

Does not allow sex workers on the platform. Is known to be full of fake ads and scammers.

Bedpage

Known for fake ads and low traffic. Many sex workers believe it is run by Law Enforcement.

Yesbackpage/ibackpage/probackpage/backpage.li

Backpagecredits has a new website, YesBackpage. They were notorious for scamming and offending escorts and posting fake ads, seems things haven't changed.

Adult Friend Finder

Adult Friend Finder is in a similar boat to Bedpage. Known for fake ads and the use of bots.

Erotic Monkey

Erotic Monkey is currently being investigated by the U.S. authorities including the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice

Rubmaps

Rubmaps is also under investigation by U.S. authorities including the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice.

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