Now, it protects sex workers from rogue customers via a network of text and email alerts that are tailored to specific regions.

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The app has been tested in Manchester to a positive response, and is currently undergoing a bigger pilot in London.

Haworth tells me that the police themselves are supportive of the scheme.

blogger who works as a dominatrix in Plymouth, tells me that she does all her advertising online on sites like Adult Work (she also receives NUM email alerts and reads them “religiously”).

In the early days of the internet, sex workers used directories like Alta Vista to list their services.

Some of these have even survived the rise of Google and are still used by some workers, Corvid tells me, “especially in kink”.

Many sex workers advertise, or have advertised, on sites like Craigslist or even Facebook, but these companies have become stricter in shutting down sex work advertising.Hogan entered his plea last week and faces a hearing on May 16 on the charges of assault with intent to commit murder, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in connection with the January incident. Hogan shot the victim in the face with a 9 mm handgun while they were engaged in a sex act, according to the station.He shot three times, first hitting the victim on the left side of her nose, according to court documents.German site Peppr was billed earlier this year as the “Tinder for sex work”: workers can advertise their services, and punters can contact them through the app.Unlike Ugly Mugs, it’s purely for advertising, and isn’t particularly concerned with workers' safety.The victim said despite bleeding profusely she didn’t run, fearing he’d shoot her in the back of the head as soon as she turned around.