After having zero luck with escorts or street girls, I broke down and went back to FIrst Class Studio. It's still there, and still packed with European girls who don't speak a lick of English. I last visited there three years ago--my very first punting experience. After three years, it's still 60 for a basic hh covered suck and fuck. It was interesting to go back, and the girl was vaguely attractive and tried to get into it. Very friendly, and we made as close to small talk as we could with a girl who only speaks Italian. Did a good cbj, followed by cowgirl and missionary. (Sorry if I am confusing you with my American terms, lol.) It was hard choosing a girl in the dark, and they rushed me in doing so. (Although, the girl I chose did not rush me in the bedroom--not that she needed to, since I paid for 30min but only took 10min.) The girl I saw three years ago was smokin' hot. This girl was... not. Neither were any of the others. Oh, and this girl tried to upsell me to suck on her tits (10 extra) or touch her pussy (20 extra). Needless to say, I declined!
I am told this is not an atypical experience. So, why go to First Class Studio when there are (supposedly) other, better parlours in Birmingham? Well, first of all, I'm a tourist on foot, and that severely limits my options. My hotel is within walking distance of Studio 189 and Ronelle & Co. And when I trekked out to the Bristol Road area, I was able to access Manyana and Penny's. But out of these four parlours, only one was open, Manyana. But even though the female pimp who apparently runs the place let me in and gave me a drink, she regretted to inform me that they would soon be closing and all the girls were busy. I did get to say hi to one of the girls, and she wasn't ugly but she definitely wasn't hot either (in particular, she was part black or Indian or something). The female pimp told me that basic suck and fuck service (presumably covered) would cost 65 for hh.
(Oddly, she seemed to have zero suspicion that I was a cop--it's pretty obvious that I'm not--but nevertheless she still bragged about how all her girls were legal. This struck me as odd. Wouldn't a punter be excited to find, say, a 16yo or 17yo in a parlour? Or maybe she meant something else, like that they weren't illegal immigrants.)
Penny's was locked tight at around 8:45pm on a Friday night. Studio 189 was still locked at 10pm. So, it's a pretty good bet that either those places are closed down, or else you need a secret back way in. (Manyana also required a back way, but the store front said so, so it wasn't a problem.) Admittedly, I only tried Ronelle & Co at around 11am or something, so they might have merely not been open yet. But something tells me that it's permanently closed, too.
So that's my report. In sum, First Class Studio gets the job done but very poorly, and with some measure of awkward pressure. Manyana seems more promising but has a much poorer selection of girls, and tighter operating hours. Studio 189 and Penny's both appear to be permanently closed. Ronelle & Co. might be closed too.
P.S. At First Class Studio, as soon as I pay the girl she runs out of the room for about 5min. The girl from three years ago did the exact same thing. This is very off-putting, but it's apparently normal operating procedure for them. Thank goodness, you can be assured that no, they are not ripping you off, and yes, they will come back and have sex with you.