Upon choosing the “escorts” category on backpage.com the user must agree to the following disclaimer that shows how sex oriented the categories activities are:
This section contains sexual content, including pictorial nudity and adult language. It is to be accessed only by persons who are 18 years of age or older (and is not considered to be a minor in his/her state of residence) and who live in a community or local jurisdiction where nude pictures and explicit adult materials are not prohibited by law. By accessing this website, you are representing to us that you meet the above qualifications. A false representation may be a criminal offense.
Most posters under this category do not mention any means of trade of sexual acts for money but one ad did state, “Looking for some entertainment tonight . . . my rates are $150 per hour and $100 per each additional hour” and added posed pictures of an adult female. One can be sure that a posting like that on a site like backpage.com will scream PROSTITUTE to the Salt Lake City undercover task forces concentrating on stopping online prostitution/sex soliciation.