The price for half an hour 20 years ago was £60 and that was with out owo or any kissing, the price has come down so much by some escorts or stayed the same. If this industry went up with in price like wages and other companies prices the half an hour service would be at least £100 so when you think about it the £60 is cheap for what you get.
Yes the girls do see men that are ugly smelly and old or rude and nasty at times no doubt but we have to remember the hourly fee for accountants, locksmiths, marketing consultants can be the same for some escorts in the industry and they are not risking catching sexual infections some that could be deadly. It is a risk doing owo, cim and sex if the condom breaks which does happen. So if you weigh up the risks and potential dangerous punters that could attack the escorts plus the shame if friends and family find out the money that some charge is not that much, its just a lot coming from the punters wage packet.
I have friends who are locksmiths and even plumbers who are struggling - their hourly rate might be good as typically they are dealing with emergencies so customers have no choice but to cough up but they don't have steady work and can go days without a job easily.
Also to be a skilled tradesman takes a lot of time, training and dedication whereas to spread your legs takes no education or training at all.
And as for risks, there are risks, say, as a firefighter and they only get paid around £15 ph! There's a good analogy of course as most firefighters spend half of their time on their backs in between shouts, but again it takes a lot of training and dedication as well as coping with those risks.
But even a WG who chooses to see just one punter for 1 hour per day can earn more than a fireman which frankly I feel is crazy. This is why in real terms pay has not gone up like other areas - competition has increased but ultimately WG's still make silly money for what they do regardless of the risks - when compared to other jobs.
I know in this thread MrSmiley had a bad experience with a WG who obviously wasn't enjoying the job - in which case I'd say - get out and do something else. But I have met at least some WG's who've told me they've always been nympho's and used to fuck complete strangers for fun until they realised what an easy buck it is.
So I don't think it's cheap for what you get - it's a great experience but it's just an hour or two of fun which is quickly gone. My favourite civvy hobbies are skiing and scuba-diving which are classed as expensive but a decent ski / scuba holiday doesn't cost anything like £150ph!