Its okay for men, says Natalie, who turned to sex work after getting addicted to crack cocaine last year.
Theres a rivalry between the local girls and are there brothels in china Eastern European ones and it lowers prices.
But thats because they see it every day.
The residents comments could not tally more with what I witnessed in the early evening in Sheil Road - but I was intrigued to see if things changed later.The idea, which builds on the unofficial toleration zones for prostitutes tried in Edinburgh and Glasgow, has found support from a city council desperate to clean up the streets in time for its year as European Capital of Culture in 2008.A spokesperson for a group of Kensington residents confirmed this.Streetwise has been working in the area for 10 years.She is one of many sex workers on Liverpools Sheil Road in the inner-city Kensington area.They now stand in Molyneux Road as the police try to move them on, they usually move from Sheil Road for about five minutes and then they go back.Ever since the city's prostitutes were driven up here by the gentrification of the Edwardian properties at their former haunt near the Anglican cathedral, locals such as Keith Goulding have been adjusting to life in a red-light zone.She got into the car and the lights went off.(Image: Photolibrary RM whilst residents said this type of scenario is played out regularly in Sheil Road - it was still quite startling to see it happen.So in temperatures just above freezing, she strutted off up Netherfield Road, beyond the boarded- up tenement blocks which mark out one of Britain's most impoverished districts.
Hayley has been selling sex for 15 years.
Consultation has found more than 80 per cent in agreement that managed zones - earmarked for central Kempston Street and Jamaica Street - would allow better policing of prostitution.
Us women, we have to sell our bodies for our habit.
The option was put to all local authorities in a Green Paper published last August by former Home Secretary, David Blunkett, and for regulars at the Inn on the Hill pub, on Everton Brow, the change cannot come soon enough.She explains the low prices are a recent problem.Two women were waiting on the corner of Sheil Road and Molyneux Road, with a man next to them who appeared to know them and be part of the operation.We can't guarantee what was going on in that car - but it was most likely a sex worker transaction taking place.(Image: Science Photo Library RM two hours later, when night had set in, it was obvious that things had changed.The girls are definitely in danger, says Michaela.
8.30pm, on the earlier visit, we drove the length of Sheil Road and back, before parking up in Molyneux Road.
Many of these women are extremely vulnerable and are forced into this work because of difficult life circumstances.