Tuesday, 6 September 2016
The Guardian seemed keen on 'sex workers'.
The Independent were divided over 'sex workers' and 'male escorts'.
The original Sunday Mirror front page said 'prostitutes' - no gender given, but the blurred photo showed it was a lad - the accompanying online video said 'male escorts'.
The Mail also seems to prefer the wonderfully euphemistic 'male escorts'.
It fluctuates, but it's usually 'male prostitute' at The Times.
The Telegraph - whose style guide still recommends calling gay men 'homosexuals' - is alone in saying they were 'rent boys'.
Actually Fagburn's preferred phrase.