Three sex industry insiders have shared their views of the impact of criminalising the purchase of sex in candid interviews with the BBC.
Eighty percent of the Northern Ireland public support proposals currently before Stormont which will criminalise the purchase of sexual services.
The new law is designed to curb demand for women trafficked into prostitution.
But research has claimed a large majority of sex workers fear the proposal will put them at greater risk.
‘Caroline’ advertises a full range of sexual services on a leading escort website. For part of the week she is based in Belfast, receiving between one and six clients a day, charging £90 for 30 minutes or £150 for a full hour.
“I only work during the day. I’m not interested in people coming out of pubs drunk so I finish at 8pm.”
She said she has turned away clients that have wanted to take drugs while with her.